Exploring Kauaʻi: Unveiling Hidden Gems & Hawaiian Splendor

by | Apr 5, 2024 | Articles, News

Alright, into Q2!  I’ll be honest, I’ve been a little slow at achieving my goals so far this year. Of course, I can come up with a million excuses why, but at the end of the day it’s on me. I have been pretty consistent at sending out these newsletters though, right?  Every first Friday of the month since October, I think!  That’s really good for me.

I’ve been going through these pictures of Kauaʻi some of which have never seen the light of day, so I’m excited to share them with you. Everyone loves the Garden Isle.  Some of these pics are in my Kingdom of Hawaii book. If you’re thinking “I didn’t know you have another book”, well I don’t. Not really.  I did write it and it is ready to go to print, it just might not. It’s very similar to my Kingdom of Maui book (coffee table style, lots of pictures, lots of stories, proverbs, all that fun stuff) which does well on Amazon, except this book has photos from ALL the Hawaiian Islands.

Like I said, the book itself is ready to print but I’m not going to self publish this one.  Why not, you ask? Well, I don’t want to store boxes of books at my house anymore.  If I can find a publisher willing to print it and distribute it, I’ll let you know.  Until then, it’ll likely remain under wraps. If you have any connections in this space, by all means, let me know! I’d love to get this thing printed and into your hands!

Thought of the month:

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

This saying has been going around on social media quite a bit lately, and I really like it. I want a big life, and I’m not afraid to think bigger. I want to encourage my son to do the same thing. No one knows how long they have on this planet, why not make every day count? Live your best life every day, and if there’s something that you’ve been wanting to do, DO IT!

What I’m working on:

Well, my main day to day activity has been focused around building the “Our Family Invests” brand and writing content for the course I’m creating. The course itself is designed to be for people interested in learning how to supplement their income through Airbnbs. As you probably know, I went all in on these and left my W2 job after 5 years of running Airbnbs. The income I generated from the rentals more than covered my salary and with all the extra tax benefits to owning real estate I got to keep just about all the money I earned. The course is me showing exactly how I did it, the mistakes I made (so others don’t have to) and how to create generational wealth in the process.

If this is something that excites you, I’m giving away free access to the course for a limited time to people who are interested in beta testing it for me. If this sounds like you, head over to OurFamilyInvests.com and sign up to be a beta tester!  Oh, and also follow us on your favorite social media account (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube).

I’ll be leaving in a few weeks for a conference in Denver. After that I may be going to Phoenix or St. George, Utah… or both… to look at some new properties. I’ll also be bringing my camera, so stay tuned…

What I’m Reading

I just finished a book called “Expert Secrets” by Russell Brunson. I’ve seen his name around and wanted to give it a read. He’s a pretty good marketing and sales funnel guy apparently.  I think I’m going to use a lot of his strategies when I do launch my course. Hopefully that’ll be ready to go by the end of this quarter. We’ll see…

I also finished “Your Next Five Moves” by Patrick Bet-David. It’s a great business book for anyone looking to up their game.

Kauaʻi Photography:

Alright, these images are from a past trip to the Garden Isle and include a few shots that are not as common as all the beach scenes that you usually associate with the island. Hope you like them!

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Looking out at the Napali coast from the lookout above Waimea Canyon is an incredible sight. I love the clouds in this shot as they add a little atmosphere to the scene.

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Sunset by the beach. The force of the water here, about knocked my tripod over. I was standing in about 4 feet of water to get this shot. Thankfully, I still walked away with my camera!

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The greenery on this island is intense, and difficult to capture. This was my favorite shot from some of the rainforest hikes I did over there.  

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This may be the largest taro farm in the islands. I think it is, but I’m not sure. Taro is a staple of traditional Hawaiian meals and is as common as potatoes in many Polynesian and Asian countries.

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I liked finding this old downed tree on the beach at sunrise one morning. I wonder how long it has been kicking around on the shoreline.

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Just after sunset and just after sunrise. Who has time to sleep when there’s so much to see?

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Just more “ho-hum” features of this incredible island.

That’s it for now. Go out and CRUSH today! Make memories and be your best self!  Thank you for taking a little time out of your day for me. I really appreciate you!


Mike Neubauer


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