Update: cost of living on Maui

That the most searched words on this blog are “cost of living” is testimony to the popularity of Civil Beatʻs “Cost of Living” articles and Hawaiian News Now’s “Priced Out of Paradise” videos. I’ve not only read and viewed them all, I’m also convinced that it’s no joke that Maui is one of the costliest places to live.

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The authentic Maui experience: ukulele, hula, chant in Kihei

Some of the best finds on Maui are found word of mouth. On this blog, I share these finds so that others won’t discover as late as I have. It’s also a way for me to remember and thank those that led me to these authentic experiences on Maui. My most recent find is the free Thursday night ukulele jam sessions in North Kihei.
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Maui Chef of the Year shares new menu each week

Each week, Chef Jeff Scheer decides on a new menu for Maui Chef’s Table at Millhouse Restaurant at Maui Tropical Plantation. He walks the surrounding acres of land, inspects what’s freshest, and concocts new flavors that work well with other local produce, prawns flown in from Ka‘u‘ai, and mushrooms from the Big Island.
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The perks of being a student and kama‘aina

Having been a student most of my life, I know the perks. Sometimes I wonder if I study so that I could get those perks. In London, student discounts to theatre, concerts, and housing (waiver of council tax) are real cash savings. In fact, these discounts also extend to the unwaged and senior citizens.

Here on Maui, movies, shows, and concerts don’t automatically offer a student rate. But recently Island Air announced that students get a special $35 one way ticket on standby between islands.

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What’s missing in Hawaii and what it can teach us

As usual, my Facebook updates the latest and greatest from my friends around the world (lucky me!) One of these is Huffington Post’s newst article: “11 things that are weirdly missing in Hawaii and what they can teach you.

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Is there a free lunch in paradise? the cost of solar

The dream of powering your home and car on solar and wind is a reality for some people. But it comes as a cost for others.

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How to stay cool in these hot, humid days on Maui

El Ninio is causing unusually hot and prolonged humid weather on Maui. At first I thought it was just central Maui where I work and live.

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