9 August 2008

Maui Cat Overpopulation Update

By |August 9th, 2008|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Animals|Comments Off on Maui Cat Overpopulation Update

One of our editors just stumbled upon a great article in Maui Weekly about the problems with cat overpopulation on Maui. Some of the statistics claimed are: There are anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 homeless cats on Maui. As many as 250 cats are euthanized EVERY MONTH at the Maui Humane Society. The organization of [...]

5 August 2008

Maui Beach Wedding Permits

By |August 5th, 2008|Maui, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on Maui Beach Wedding Permits

Beginning this Month, August 2008, The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has made it mandatory for Beach Weddings on Maui to require a permit. And after much initial confusion and frustration within the wedding industry, permitting has begun with surprising ease. Those getting married on Maui will have no worries concerning permits for [...]

5 August 2008

Maui Transient Vacation Rentals

By |August 5th, 2008|Maui, Maui Real Estate, Maui Vacation Rentals|Comments Off on Maui Transient Vacation Rentals

The recent crack down on illegal transient vacation rentals (TVR's) has become a reality for many Maui landlords and especially for one in particular. California resident and Maui homeowner Stephanie Rager is having legal action brought against her by Maui County. If she is convicted, she will have to pay up to $200,000 for repeatedly [...]

1 July 2008

The Current Hawaii Economy

By |July 1st, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Hawaii Flights, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|Comments Off on The Current Hawaii Economy

Like most of the nation, our economy in Hawaii is taking a hit. Hawaii Real estate prices have steadied, but not fallen like those on the mainland. Thanks to the bankruptcies of both ATA and Aloha, the cost of flying to Hawaii has dramatically risen. This, combined with the rest of the nation's belt-tightening, has [...]

16 June 2008

The Maui Kitty Crisis

By |June 16th, 2008|Maui, Maui Art|Comments Off on The Maui Kitty Crisis

The island of Maui, and all of the Hawaiian Islands, have a major cat problem. With no natural predators, and near-ideal conditions to live, feral cats are breeding rampantly all over. Without control over breeding, these kitty populations are growing exponentially. With rapid growth comes more collisions with vehicles, starvation, and disease.  The problem is [...]

5 June 2008

Chances of Being Attacked by a Shark in Hawaii

By |June 5th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on Chances of Being Attacked by a Shark in Hawaii

Your chances are near to none. You're more likely to win the lottery than be attacked by a shark. The following statistics come from over 125 years of reports. Over this long period of time, there have only been 15 unprovoked shark attacks resulting in fatalities in the Hawaiian Islands. 113 attacks total occurred in [...]

8 April 2008

ATA and Aloha Airlines Bankrupt

By |April 8th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on ATA and Aloha Airlines Bankrupt

After 60 years of travel to and from Hawaii, Aloha Airlines has closed it's doors. ATA Airlines followed suit shortly afterwards causing enormous travel issues for customers. Those who payed with cash or a check have been left high and dry with no refund for unused tickets as well as many stranded from home. Neither [...]

19 February 2008

Celebrities in Maui Hawaii

By |February 19th, 2008|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Film Festival, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on Celebrities in Maui Hawaii

I've lived in Los Angeles for half of my life and on Maui for the other. Since being on Maui, I've seen 100 times more celebrities than I ever did in LA. Why do celebrities come to Hawaii? Hawaii is the closest tropical vacation getaway to LA. Also, paparazzi are not quite as prevalent on [...]

4 February 2008

Island Fever

By |February 4th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Molokai, Oahu|2 Comments

What Is Island Fever? Island Fever is the phenomena of feeling claustrophobic from the close proximity of each shoreline, and feeling disconnected from the outside world. This is a pretty common thing on the islands, seeing that we're out in the middle of the biggest ocean in the world. Most people move away after a [...]

20 December 2007

10 Ways to Save a fortune in Maui

By |December 20th, 2007|Maui, Saving Money|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Save a fortune in Maui

Here are 10 ways to save money and not lose the bank when traveling in Maui, Hawaii. 1. Rent a Condo The big fancy resorts are great but you can share a 2 bedroom condo with friends for 1/2 the cost of one room. 2. Eat In The first tip is crucial on this one. [...]