Monday, March 23, 2015

Living on Maui: A Beginner's Survival Guide, the A-Z Challenge 2015 Theme Reveal

What is life on Maui really like? What is it like to actually live on Maui instead of being a tourist? What kinds of problems and everyday challenges happen on Maui? What advice would I give to a newcomer to Maui?

(Shout out to Jennifer Poppy of Island Gypsy Hawaii for the idea of the"Survival Guide".)

Sometimes people fantasize about Maui because it’s a vacation destination and don’t realize that living in a place long term is very different from vacationing there. 

On Maui, we call it the “Honeymoon Period.” 

That’s the first month or two, maybe 6 months when everything is so wonderful and amazing and different, then reality sets in. Maybe it’s hard to get a job, maybe the cost of living is too darn high, maybe one gets tired of having to keep moving from place to place because the landlord keeps raising the rent or just sold your place, maybe one gets rock fever, maybe one is tired of the dating scene on Maui. Or maybe none of this happens to you.  

My blog does address some of these questions from time to time, but not in a step by step fashion.

My theme for this year’s A to Z Challenge is Living on Maui: A Beginner’s Survival Guide. I’ll do my best to answer some common concerns, provide helpful hints for living on Maui, and be entertaining. Some topics I won’t have time to tackle, and since this is a blog hop, I’ll try to keep my posts short.  Other topics I have covered already in previous A to Z Challenges. 

What is the A to Z Challenge? It’s a worldwide blogging challenge and bloghop in the month of April. Every day, except for Sundays, a post will be added for each letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending in Z. Survivors of the A to Z Challenge earn bragging rights and hopefully, have had someone else do the cooking and cleaning in April!

If you are commenting from the A-Z Challenge, PLEASE include the URL of your blog so I can visit you too. You may comment in Disqus or Facebook, whichever is easier. 

To read posts from this year's challenge, visit the Archives page.



  1. I look forward to reading your A-Z posts!!

  2. Great! I look forward to checking yours as well.

  3. Wow, I hadn't thought about the challenges of everyday living in such a gorgeous place as Maui. I'm really looking forward to your posts, Courtney. Great theme! :)

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  4. I am looking forward to this! :) I am not the survivor type... but I would love to visit! :)

  5. This is a great theme! I can see it maybe being made later into a pamphlet to help newcomers to Maui! good luck with it!


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