Many of you have asked if Bruce and Wayde would talk a little about their HAWAII LIFE Story…what brought them to Hawaii and what they did once they got here…Today we talk about Bruce’s HAWAII LIFE PART II which started over 25 years ago.


Bruce Fisher, also known as “Aloha Bruce” is owner of Hawaii Aloha Travel and a Hawaii vacation evangelist. A 25 year Kama’aina to Oahu, Bruce joined forces with Wayde (a.k.a “The Poor Man”) of Wayde’s World Hawaii to produce a podcast that details interesting topics of Hawaii for listeners the world over. While Bruce produces another podcast through Hawaii Aloha Travel, the Lucky We Live Hawaii podcast is a chance for him to really loosen up and talk about topics beyond just Hawaii vacations. It’s a place for him to relax and speak his mind. With a conversational tone, this casual podcast highlights Bruce’s knack for on-the-spot discussions and spontaneous entertainment.


Bruce designed the Lucky We Live Hawaii podcast to give listeners insight into Hawaii from a local’s perspective. Honest, direct, and a Hawaii-style entrepreneur at heart, Aloha Bruce opens up and shares his thoughts on topics like the aloha spirit, the meaning of haole, how to “make it” in Hawaii, summer seasons, and feeling appreciative of the Hawaii lifestyle. Light, entertaining, yet informative, Bruce has created a unique podcast that accomplishes a variety of things.


A veteran in the travel industry, Bruce has seen it all when it comes to the ups and downs of life (and vacationing) in Hawaii. With humble beginnings in the radio and broadcasting industry, Aloha Bruce has worked his way up to being a Hawaii vacation juggernaut. His sociable personality, powerful voice and passion for Hawaii have gained him results in broader aspects of business. Grateful for everyday that he wakes up in Hawaii, this travel guru has much to share with podcast listeners.


Get the inside scoop on the Life of Bruce in the second part of this 2 part podcast. This podcast offers some humor, witty banter and spontaneity mixed with down-to-earth experiences Bruce has dealt with, this is real and raw. Join Bruce as he shares his his life and journey to Hawaii.



Many of you have asked if Bruce and Wayde would talk a little about their HAWAII LIFE Story…what brought them to Hawaii and what they did once they got here…Today we talk about Wayde’s HAWAII LIFE PART I  which started since the age of 7 on his first visit to Hawaii and the entire island chain on the Cruise Ship the SS INDEPENDENCE for 10 days with his family. He spent several trips on the SS, even though he got seasick. He still loved the Adventure of traveling by sea…He eventually move in the late 90’s. Unlike Bruce, Wayde moved here for a short time in 95, then returned in the end of 98/99 and then left again in 2002 after 9/11 and then returned again and has been in Hawaii ever since.


Wayde, Dad & Brother Jeff: PCC 1977

The First Trip to Hawaii in 1977 was a Trip that changed Wayde’s Life…The Day he connected to Hawai’i and the Mana of the Islands~


Wayde, Mom, Dad & Brother Jeff: Kauai 1980

When Wayde first moved to Hawai’i he didn’t exactly realize the cost of living difference, but once he awoke to it he knew that if he intended to stay here in hawaii and survive he needed to change his habits and adapt to Hawai’i Life. He needed to live, shop, eat and enjoy Hawaii like a local and so the Poor Man began his journey. The journey wasn’t easy…Trial and error followed Wayde everywhere he went, but he never gave up on his dream because if you have ever felt the spirit of Hawai’i Nei, the Spirit of Aloha, then you would understand and know it’s power, the mana covers the aina. It’s felt on every corner of the islands, atop every mountain, along every reef and under every lava rock . Hawai’i was the only place Wayde ever felt whole, the only place he had ever truly belonged and the only place in the end he could never leave behind.


Wayde & Brother Jeff: Hawaii Island 1980

Today the American Dream is very hard to come by and Wayde fight for my dreams and make them come true. It took heart, mind and spirit. If you have a passion for something, if you have an idea or vision of what you want my your life to be, You need to picture yourself in it and make it happen! That’s what Wayde did. He stopped talking and choose to ACT on my dreams! Today the struggles and successes continue… but Wayde loves Hawai’i to much to gave up.


Brother Jeff, Mom & Wayde: Honolulu 1984

When Wayde originally made a scouting move to Hawaii in 1995 he went with his Brother and his good friend Jimmy D (Kimo D) with just a single small suitcase and stayed in Kailua. Once again the group explored the entire Island chain…The Stories to tell…so many crazy days and nights across Hawaii…


Kimo D, Brother Jeff & Wayde: Kailua 1995

In the Late 90’s Wayde finally made the Jump along with his Brother and KIMO D.  They all lived in a duplex with roomate EB (Eric Bruce) in KALIHI in late 1999…Below in the Duplex lived a Hawaiian family. They opened their home to Wayde and he befriended them. IKE, the head of the house hold, showed Wayde so much: the culture, the food, the hula and the spirit of aloha. He treated Wayde like “ohana” and he gained a great respect for him. IKE talked story about his concerns of the take over of his lands, loss of his people and the sovereignty of the Hawaiian nation came to the forefront of their conversations. These islands have a deep history far beyond it’s beauty and it would be ignorant to come here and not learn about her deep cultured past and how forward these islands have come or how far they have digressed depending he said to Wayde.


KUPUNA IKE: Iolani palace, 2001

Being originally from Boston Wayde just didn‘t understand the spiritual side of his life and the Aloha Spirit until IKE awoken him to it, once done Wayde’s life forever changed again. IKE always said to visit the sacred places, the temples and palaces . He said he promised that if you did you would leave these islands with a new respect for the true Hawaiian people and the land they love and cherish so much.


First Hike under Wayde’s World Hawaii: 2010

After many struggles, success came in 2009 with “Wayde’s World Poor Man’s Guide to Hawaii.” Wayde was forced to learn how to get around all the gimmicks and expensive things in Hawaii and live on a poor man’s budget like all locals do! He learned the hard way, so others didn’t have to. After hearing from so many tourists, “Hawaii is so beautiful, but it’s so expensive”, Wayde decided to create a Youtube channel on Hawai’I, then a website, then tours, then a nonprofit to let visitors know that they can experience all of Hawaii’s beauty, food, accommodations and activities off the beaten path without sacrificing anything.

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Wayde Filming at Cromwells: 2013

Since being in Hawai’i, Wayde has gone on to work for and start several design businesses in Application Development, Social Media, Business Branding and Web Design. Today Wayde is the Founder & Owner of Wayde’s World Hawai’i LLC, Co Founder of Hawai’i Jeep Tours LLC and Co Founder of 808 Cleanups, a 501(c)3 nonprofit network dedicated to teaching environmental education, responsibility, community, Hawaiian culture, island values, well-being, and Aloha Aina (the love of our land). He’s passionate about Hawai’i, it’ s culture, wildlife, diverse environment and the sustainability for future generations to live and survive in Hawai’i. His Hope is to bring a Reality Docu-Series to Hawai’i about the real island life style, it’s people and it’s culture…The Dream Continues.


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Once again we sit down with a MOVER and a BUSINESS CreatorMike Sorenson. it’s the theme here as of late on The Lucky We live Hawaii Podcast…One of the things we want to make clear is coming here will require you to do many jobs…maybe even things you have never done before…perhaps you will even need to reinvent yourself to make ends meet…at least here in Oahu that is.  It’s getting harder and harder to survive here on the Gathering Place and from the people we have been bringing on as guests…it proves it. So stay positive and hopefully you can get a Transfer from your job on the mainland…that would be the way to go, but if you can’t…get ready to work and get your hands dirty…cuz there is a Price for Paradise~