Talk Story With Us

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Talk Story

If you’ve spent more than a few minutes on our site, then you likely love Maui just as much as we do. We talk story with our friends about Maui all the time and we always love hearing about other people’s experiences on the Valley Isle.

For us, talking about Maui is like being there again.

So we created this section of our site to hear from you and your experiences visiting or living on Maui.

Tell us what you liked, what you didn’t like, and what you want to do next time. Feel free to leave a link to your site or blog or even just say Aloha, like writing your name in the golden sands of Ka’anapali Beach.

Mahalo nui loa for stopping by and we wish you many happy returns.

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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2 Responses to “Talk Story With Us”

  1. Lyndsey Says:

    Just booked our first trip to Maui and found your site!!!! So overwhelmed by all the options I don’t even know where to start in the planning process!!!

  2. Kris Says:

    Aloha Lyndsey, and congrats!

    The good news is, there is so much to do on Maui for folks with all different types of interests, you shouldn’t have any problems finding things to do once you get started. The bad news is, there’s too much to do in one trip, so don’t let that stress you out. That just means you a reason to go back again…and again and again :)

    A lot of your personal interests and preferences go into planning the right Maui vacation, but once you have an idea of what types of things your looking for (fancy dining, shopping, hiking/adventures, water activities, beach hopping, etc.) then it comes down to how long you’re there for.

    There was a travel guide book from about 3-4 years ago that I really liked, but I don’t know if it’s been updated recently with a lot of new info.

    http://www.amazon.com/Maui-Lonely-Planet-Glenda-Bendure/dp/1741047145/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352048081&sr=1-9&keywords=maui+travel+guides

    http://www.amazon.com/Frommers-Maui-Day-Pocket/dp/0470497637/ref=pd_sim_b_5

    The premise of the book, however, was to over different trip itineraries based on interests and the number of days you’ll be on the island, which is kind of the approach I like to recommend.

    On that note, for awhile we were able to carve out a two-week vacation to Maui once a year, and what we’d like to do was plan activities for the first week and then just decide what to do (or do nothing) for the second week while we’re there.

    If you have at least 7 days on the island, that might be something worth doing – setting the last day or two to be free time. If it’s shorter, than it becomes a question of prioritization and then deciding if this is a one-time only trip or whether you’re planning to go back to Maui and see a little more each time.

    Although I don’t have sort of a vacation planning guide or anything interactive built into the site, feel free to email me at dailymauiphoto@gmail.com if you wanted a few more ideas and wanted to share when you’re going, how longer you’re staying, which part of the island you’re staying on, and what are your general interests, and I can call out a few more specialized suggestions based on that.

    Either way, the key is to enjoy the planning and definitely enjoy the trip.

    All the best,
    – Kris

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