OUR JOURNEY TO LIFE IN HAWAII, INSPIRING OTHERS ALONG THE WAY
We are originally from Michigan and lived in Arizona for 25 years. In 2014, we took the first step of our dream to purchase land on the Big Island of Hawaii. After 5 years of planning, we finally retired and moved to Hawaii on Nov. 1, 2019. We rented a beautiful home a few minutes from our property during construction of our bamboo home and we moved in on May 8, 2021. We are mostly off-grid with solar power and a water catchment (for rain water). Read more about us.
We are very excited about this next chapter of our lives living and working for ourselves in Hawaii. LOKO Motives is our first collaboration in that effort.
About LOKO Motives
In the Hawaiian language the word "loko" means: in, inner, inside, interior or internal. In the English language the word "motives" means: that which causes one to act and do things in certain ways and also pertains to motion and prompting to action.
Thus, LOKO Motives is the discovery of our inner motivations by learning to ask ourselves the right questions to reveal why we do what we do. Read more insights on our Blog page.
P.S. - LOKO also happens to be our combined initials!
About this Site
On this site we hope to share our story of what excites and motivates us and to be an inspiration for others to discover and chase their dreams as well.
This site will continue to evolve with us as we build our life together in paradise! We are pleased to have you join us in this journey of self-discovery!
Our Inspirations page. shares friends and authors/books that have inspired us, as well as a link to our Facebook inspiration site.
Laura's website - showcases photography, artwork and other passions.
Big Island Tiki Ladies website - friends sharing passion for tiki cocktails.
DroneDiva YouTube Channel - drone videos
Video Virtuoso YouTube Channel - non-drone videos
Big Island, Hawaii Wedding Vow Renewal (2017)