Category Archives: shopping

Snowbirds flock to Maui for the good life

The next best thing to living on Maui is to fly there to escape the insufferable winters elsewhere. Having lived in the tropics, I find it immensely challenging to get used to putting on shoes, gloves, scarves, and a jacket … Continue reading

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Condo quandary: stay, sell, or rent

When does commuting to see each other become a chore? When you’d rather spend the travel time being together. Keeping two homes doesn’t make sense when you are spending most of your time in one place. Which home do you … Continue reading

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Looking back from the other side of the world

It’s a warm sunny day in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, where the Romans stopped in 6 BC convinced that venturing further north would only lead them into swamp lands. Here the hand-laid brick paths pave the … Continue reading

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Final Moving Sale

Sadly I have succumbed to the high cost of living debacle and decided to leave now so that I may return again.

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

There are more than 11 things that are weirdly missing in Hawaii, if you are coming from stateside, or the mainland, as we call it. Continue reading

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How to reduce cost of living on Maui – energy consumption

One of the ways to reduce the cost of daily living on Maui is to use the right kind of light bulb because we pay the highest electricity tariffs in the nation. Continue reading

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Reality check: living on a remote island

Residents know that living on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has its drawbacks. When things break, it takes a long time to get it fixed or replaced. Continue reading

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