About Pat

  • RVing for 10 years
  • Owned an RV for 10 years
Aloha, I grew up on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and went to college at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Once I graduated I became a private pilot flying cessna's around the islands with dreams of becoming an airline pilot one day. Then 9-11 hit and they shut all training down and I got called into the United States Coast Guard where I just finished serving 20 yrs. During my 20yr hiatus I loved the sense of adventure I got to do while serving and acquiring amazing skills in search and rescue. My career has taken me to San Diego, San Francisco, Mexico, Florida, Alaska, Dubai, Oman, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Canada, Philipine's, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, Ireland, and Hawaii. Every where I visited has been amazing to me. The common denominator on having a great trip anywhere is always meeting a friend where you travel to. Some of the places I really liked has been the places where I made life long friends. Mexico, UAE, Sri Lanka, Spain are probably my 4 best right now. Food always has an influence on those choices as well as prices. I love to meet people and find more gems to visit so meeting you guys is more of a blessing to me and having a friend for life all around the world. Mahalo, Pat Avelino, Owner Kona Nomads



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Reviewed on Aug 19th

Pat was truly amazing. He went above and beyond for us and we really enjoyed his company when we asked him to hang out with us after we returned the car. He’s very knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations. We definitely plan on seeing Pat again one day on The big island!

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Reviewed on Mar 7th

Great car, great setup, and great communication.

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Reviewed on Feb 1st

Pat picked us up from the airport, and gave us a demonstration of how the tent worked back at his home–and then we were off to Walmart to buy some supplies (in addition to the equipment Pat loaned us). In the Beach Parks, our tent on the roof of the Crosstrek was the talk of the campground. There...

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Reviewed on Nov 1st

We had an amazing trip in Pat's Crosstrek. This was the perfect vehicle for our whirlwind trip all around the Big I. It was surprisingly easy to stealth camp on the island and we were able to fit 3 one night up in the tent. The car got great mileage, was comfortable and easily got where we asked...

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Reviewed on Oct 21st

We couldn't be more thankful to have found Pat and his awesome offerings for our Big Island adventure! It felt like a friend was greeting us at the airport, he was right on time and started off our trip with warm welcomes and aloha vibes, bringing us to a coffee farm and with plenty of local tips...

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Reviewed on Feb 28th

Pat is a seasoned Veteran of The Big Island and knows the in and outs of where to go and when to go there, he even asked me what I liked to do and made recommendations based on my preferences. His Tepui tent topper is the latest tech and everything was so easy to use. It only takes one person to...

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Reviewed on Feb 19th

Thank you Pat for everything. The car and the tent were awesome. People were envious and impressed. Pat also showed us different awesome spots to do snorkeling and cliff jumping. He helped us find some camping spots too. From your news canadian friends, malaho.