Maui Tips started as an online newsletter for newcomers to the island of Maui, written by a newcomer. Initially intended to be free and full of tips and advice for the newcomer or those about to become newcomers, the blog site has evolved over time. Since 2016, songs and associated ukulele songsheets (chords and lyrics) have been added to blog posts in a storytelling manner, sort of like the kind of “talk story” the local residents are so fond of. These stories are about food, travel, music, and unrequited love.
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Part I: Tips & advice by a newcomer and shared with other newbies – these blog posts were written while the author was resident on Maui, intended to share her discoveries and offer practical advice.
December 20, 2010 Welcome to Maui Tips for Newcomers – the very first blog post
June 11, 2016 Final Moving Sale
Part II: Reflections, reveries, revelations, and realisations — these sketches of stories will be refined over time and turned into a book-length novel and film. These blog posts were written when the author was no longer living on Maui, thus time to digest and put hearsay in perspective. Each post has a theme, supported by a photo, song, music video, and ukulele song sheets (with chords and lyrics). You can listen to the songs on the Spotify Playlist.
- September 12, 2016 Looking back from the other side of the world, Utrecht, Netherlands
- March 7, 2018 Dream job in tropical paradise, Boston, Massachusetts
- May 7, 2018 Love like you’ve never been hurt, London, UK
- May 8, 2018 Diving for rock lobsters in the dark, London, UK
- May 8, 2018 What rhymes with hypocrite and minivan? London, UK
- May 9, 2018 Red sports car and a big moustache, London, UK
@ 19 June 2018 total stories in part II: 99