There is a REALITY we don’t wish to face sometimes…The acceptance of LEAVING HAWAII.

I can’t count on my hands how many friends and acquaintances have left the islands over the years…some had been here only a year or two…but other had been here 20-30 years or even all their life!

When you make such a BIG CHANGE in your life to move across the Earth more than likely the hope and dream is to make it your final resting spot…Unfortunately sometimes dreams and hopes can be shattered…and when that happens you need to make the choice to do what is best for yourself and your family.

To live in Hawaii for 10 or 20 or more years it can be an ABSOLUTE CULTURE SHOCK when returning to the mainland…and for some…people who return after a long time in Hawaii can NEVER RECOVER!

For many…they feel they have failed…perhaps that they even have let themselves down…BUT…as long as you know HAWAII itself and the SOCIAL SYSTEM in place was BUILT for you to FAIL…you’ll have a GOOD HEAD START to make every effort to not allow that to happen.

JUST BE WARNED…Hawaii may be Paradise for some, but for way more it’s a system that is built to allow you to FAIL! As long as you know this you can put things in place to safeguard yourself as much as possible so you DON’T end up like the THOUSANDS of people who leave Hawaii every year because they just can’t make ends meet.



When is the best time to MOVE to HAWAII? Is it when you are young? Is it when you are old? Perhaps it’s best to come to retire…or is that the worst idea?

We sit down with a long time Podcast listener and friend, STEVE DEWEY and discuss his story and journey to Hawaii and his dream to plan his move to paradise.

Steve’s been coming to Hawaii with his Dad since he was a kid…most of his life however he has lived in Seattle. Steve and his Wife is just getting a little sick with the clouds, cold and gloom of the Washington area…but is Moving to Hawaii that easy?

What concerns does Steve have about his move to Hawaii? Many who move to Hawaii have difference circumstances as to why they can’t move today or limits them on WHEN they can move to Hawaii. We discuss these concerns with Steve and perhaps this is everyone’s chance to consider the reasons for moving and not moving yourselves to Hawaii as well as when and when not one should move here.


Over the last TWO WEEKS Hawaii has lost 8 vacationers to Snorkeling related Deaths…that’s over a death every other day for the last two weeks!

Unimaginable honestly…but it happened and we just lost one of them again at Hanauma Bay just YESTERDAY!

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING and how can you make sure it doesn’t happen to you, your wife, your parents, or children….THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!

We discuss TRADITIONAL SNORKELING equipment and the NEW FULL-FACE NINJA MASKS that some say are AWESOME, like myself, and others say could be causing a problem…Of the 8 people who died the last two weeks several of them had been wearing the NEW FULL FACE MASKS…for me I enjoy them much more than traditional masks, you have much more vision, can breathe out of nose and mouth and best of all if you have Facial hair, like I do, it doesn’t leak for me like the Traditional Mask…I discuss my personal feelings for both and why I like one over the other and my experience with them both…but Bruce does bring up a good point on the RESEARCH on these NEW FULL FACE MASKS…do they have issues with TRAPPED CO2? Could they actually be making people pass out? I never had an issue except that I don’t go more than 15 feet down with them because of the pressure on my entire face…but that’s be my only issue and I don’t often go down that deep for snorkeling anyway….There are good and bad about both I guess and it’s really what you prefer…but PLEASE DO THREE THINGS:


2.) BE IN GOOD SHAPE…Snorkeling is NOT for someone that doesn’t exercise…You don’t notice because you are just floating, but Snorkeling is like riding a treadmill. 

3.) IF YOU ARE 40-50 or into your 60’s…before you go to Hawaii and snorkel…ask your Doctor is you should be doing it…WE ARE NOT JOKING HERE!

DON’T LEAVE HAWAII IN A BODY BAG….that’s not how we want your dream vacation to end.