Maui Real Estate Prices

Fact Check: If the house represented as Hawai’i is oceanfront, the actual price is $4,999,999.

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Hawaii Diets

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Old School Hawaiian Humor – 1960s

Before Rap Replinger, Andy Bumatai and Booga Booga there was the legendary 1960's Hawaiian comedian Kent Bowman. This is from his album "No Talk Stink". Risque Hawaiian humor from the 1960s. If you can't understand the Pidgin, you should start back here at Pidgin 101. Audio Only Click here for more Hawaii humor.
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How Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Broke Into Show Business

It's fairly common knowledge that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is from Hawaii. What's not commonly known is how he got his start in acting. A few years ago on Saturday Night Live he shared his little-known backstory. The Rock's First Acting Gig - A Reenactment Click here for more Hawaii humor on PlanetMaui.
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Why No Use Room Service

When staying at a Maui resort you'll notice that all of the guests visit the restaurants or leave the property for their meals, and it's rare you see room service delivering food to a room. Here's why, in a short video. Even if Auntie Marialani isn't on the switchboard, one of her cousins will be. [...]
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An Introduction to Hawaiian Pidgin

If you're hanging with Hawaiian locals you'll hear over a dozen different languages. There's English, Hawaiian and the native ethnic tongues of the Chinese, Japanese, Philippinos, Samoans, etc. But if it's not English, what you're most likely to be hearing is Plantation Pidgin. Plantation Pidgin was created out of necessity when the sugar cane plantations [...]
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Maui Unemployment Skyrockets, Economy Crumbles; Dr. Jim’s Predictions

For the past decade Maui has enjoyed one record year of tourism after another. Up until March visitor spending had reached record levels of $500 Million. Per Month! Since the Covid-19 panic it's plummeted to zero. The mayor has already announced a 20% wage cut for all county employees, and lots more budget cuts are [...]
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Planet Maui Writer Sued over Chickens on Maui Article

Dr. Jim Carey, aka Haole Boi, webmaster of PlanetMaui.com and a regular contributor to the Maui Good News, was sued today in Federal District Court by the Maui Coalition of Feral Chickens and Other Poultry for defamation of character. In particular, they quoted his articles in the Maui Good News, published by Planet Maui, in […]

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Chickens on Maui – Part 2

What’s with all the feral chickens on Maui?

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What’s with all the Chickens on Maui?

by Dr. Jim Carey If Disney did chickens, they’d be Maui chickens. Arrogant, independent, decidedly territorial, and, OK, cocky, Maui’s 20,000 or so chickens – I can’t imagine who’s counting – Maui’s chickens rank right up there with snorkeling trips and luaus as tourist magnets, and are the scourge of locals wanting to sleep in. […]

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Maui Photo of the Day – Planty Keeds

Merrie Tobol shared this photo from the Big Island, from the 1960s. “Kokua” means “Respect.”

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Meanwhile, in Haleakala Crater

Haleakala crater is over 100,000 years old, and receives almost no rainfall. You never know what you might find when you go hiking there... Personally, I find it much easier to believe in a horse with a horn than the platypus or giraffe. My advice? Go with a guide.
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Maui Laugh of the Day – On Any Maui Beach

“Did you get a good look at that hussy, Charlie?”

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Amateur Whale Watching

This is what happens when go on a small boat tour and they don’t have a hydrophone. You end up playing hide-and-seek with the whales. Click here for our favorite professional whale watch tours on Maui.

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