HAWAII…who doesn’t dream of moving to Paradise, right? Well, for many they don’t believe it’s possible, however story after story we prove that’s not the case here at the LUCKY WE LIVE HAWAII Podcast. If you have the passion and determination to make Hawaii Nei your home…there is very little things that can stop…except yourself!

Today we talk with two amazing people…one who has moved here and one that is moving in the near future…We’ll hear both sides of a move to Hawaii…and for those who are NOT American citizens the Story of PAUL THOMPSON from Canada may just hit home to many wanting to move to Hawaii, but are not american citizens. We’ll also be hearing from EILEEN LINTAO…making the big move from the BIG APPLE to the BIG PINEAPPLE…lol.

Paul Thompson is a Canadian I.T. professional who had a dream to live in Hawaii since he was a young boy. Paul and his wife Lisa and daughter made that dream a reality not once but twice. Moving to Hawaii can be challenging enough even if you are an American citizen but as a Canadian it was even more of a challenge. Paul and his family first moved here in 2013 but family reasons took them back to the mainland. After 2 years back on the mainland and the strong desire to live in Hawaii still present, they moved back to Hawaii again in 2016 to continue the adventure. 

if you want to see what Paul’s up to check him out on IG: Palliser1

Eileen Lintao is one of the few folks that took her dream of Hawaii living and made it a reality in only a few months! She traded her Wall St job and the cold winters for sunny warm weather and relaxed lifestyle. Hear what inspired her to make the big move.



Time to wake up out of your HAWAII FANTASY so you can enter REALITY…HAWAII REALITY that is…This isn’t a Negative show…We just want you to be well aware of the reality of living in Hawaii and the things you should know about…We do have some issues here you should educate yourselves on before you come here as well as when you visit or move here…

Buy LOCAL…we have a serious Food problem here and the future of our Food Security is at the center of it…be AWARE and help the islands out.

We need to ensure Hawaii will have a Sustainable future.

Hawaii and the Native Hawaiian people have a MOVEMENT…Learn and Respect it.

We have SERIOUS Energy problems and they are the HIGHEST in the United States!

HOUSING is one more major concern and problem we have been talking about since we started this show years ago and it’s only getting worse. You will have a very hard time affording a home on OAHU and others are figuring this out and either moving back to the mainland or the other islands pushing the cost of homes and property higher on those islands.

Don’t get sick in Hawaii or don’t BE sick in Hawaii…the HEALTHCARE in Hawaii is not the best and may cause you some major issues or problems if you have a health problem…you may need to move to deal with heart or cancer issues and if you live on any other island than Oahu…you may need to fly into Oahu weekly or monthly to deal with your health problems…you may even need to move to Oahu for good if you have a major issues.

This is a warning and a heads up if you move to Hawaii…there are a million reasons to move to Hawaii, but there are also major concerns on why not to…as long as you know what you are dealing with and are prepared you should be able to manage Paradise 😉






No one wants to talk about LEAVING HAWAII…but at some point we all should or must leave…may it be for vacation, a trip back home, for work, or unfortunately because we can no longer make ends meet in Hawaii. Even those BORN & RAISED sometimes leave Hawaii because they are going off to school or can’t make ends meet anymore in Paradise. It happens…it happens to the best of us and at some point we need to all face it for one reason or another.

We’ll be the first to let everyone know…Leaving Hawaii is a hard thing to do and there are many reasons why someone would leave…No matter the reason…leaving Hawaii is NEVER EASY…but we’ll be the first to also tell you…returning to Hawaii ALWAYS IS!