Talk Story With Us

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Site Updates, Talk Story

I’ll admit it. I like being on the web, surfing the blogosphere, and finding other people out there that are sharing their stories and memories about visits to Maui. These are folks like my wife and I, who might have spent some small part of their life on the Valley Isle, and many more days wishing they were back there right now. And through the power of the web, I can find these folks and join conversations that they’re having about the same places we all love to visit. If it weren’t for the Internet and bloggers out there, the only chance I might have to meet them would be standing in line at an ABC Store on Front Street.

After all, everyone who has been to Maui definitely has something to say about it. That’s why we created the new Talk Story section of our site to hear from you. It is a chance for us and everyone that visits this site to learn a little something about your favorite time on Maui, or why you go back every year like we do, or how you wish you could return someday. Maybe you live there now and want to share your story with others looking to make the move from the mainland. All is welcome.

How much you want to share is up to you. Feel free to leave a link to your site or your blog. Tell us about how you’re planning your next trip or about your friends that are there now. Or just write your name in the virtual sand here and give your thoughts on our site. All you have to do is leave a comment here, and it will also be featured on our Talk Story page. And since it’s powered by Blogger, you have all the usually options for subscribing to updates via email or adding this post to your favorite RSS reader.

Be sure to check back often and spread the word about our site if you have anyone in mind that might enjoy it. We look forward to hearing your stories and experiences.

Mahalo nui loa.

About Kris

Kris and his wife Cindy are avid Maui fans, and have visited the island half a dozen times since '06. Over the years, they have made many friends living on Maui or through social media, which keeps them in touch with the island until they can return again.

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3 Responses to “Talk Story With Us”

  1. Matt Donato Says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your pictures as my wife and I prepare for our third trip to Maui this January and our daughter’s first. We went for our honeymoon and our first anniversary, but haven’t been back since 2004. Suffice it to say, we are VERY excited. Coincidentally, we got married in September of 2003 (the 26th) and we also live in Chicago (Uptown neighborhood). Maui in January will be a definite upgrade over winter here. I’m a bit nervous about January being the “coldest” and “rainiest” season on Maui (we’ve only really been there in October/November), but when I think of the alternative, I guess I have nothing to worry about. However, you did mention that you didn’t walk on the beach at night during your February trip – is that because it was too chilly or windy?

    We’ve stayed in Kapalua two previous times and will be staying there again this time. We like the pace on the northwest side of the island and though it can be a bit windy or wet at times, it’s still our favorite. If you’re looking for ways to economize on future trips, I highly recommend renting a condo, either in Kapalua or elsewhere. We’ve stayed at Kapalua Ridge before and got a great deal on a place there this time too (http://www.vrbo.com/192172). The Kapalua resort is great and with close access to the Ritz pool, DT Fleming beach and Kapalua Bay Beach. Our entire 10 day trip (having used frequent flier miles) will cost around $2K. While we will go out to dinner two or three times, we can pick up reasonably priced food and wine at Costco, Walmart or Safeway on the way from the airport, have picnic lunches most afternoons and grill out by the pool most evenings.

    Thanks for sharing your stories and insights about one of our favorite vacation spots!

  2. Matt Donato Says:

    Sorry, the link in my previous post should have been:

    http://www.vrbo.com/192172

    VRBO.com has LOTS of other Maui properties for rent too.

  3. chris keller Says:

    hello all! we got engaged in waikiki atop diamond head in 2009, 6 months later we were married, and in april 2010, we went to maui for 10 days. WOW! I fell in love with hawaii in waikiki when we got engaged, but when I got to maui it went to a whole new level of beauty and love. here is our montage video, people love it. dolphins,old lahaina luah,westin resort pool,front street shopping, playing in ocean, and more..enjoy and mahalo!

    chris and heather keller, chicago il

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