The downside of a travel guidebook is that it can fail by trying to offer the reader too much, and in the process the author winds up producing a compendium of a zillion places to stay, things to do and see, but the reader is left with a zillion short graphs about way too many things… and the end result is not unlike trying to read a phone book. Fortunately, Author Kyle Ellison has produced an all encompassing and engaging Maui Moon Handbook that does offer the reader insightful details on an amazing array of subjects, ranging from the authors “Best Picks” for surfing spots, beaches, snorkeling, diving, outstanding cultural sites and much more.
You name the subject and Kyle has the perfect recommendations for out of the way places to stay, festivals, history, flora and fauna, and on and on, along with great photography and descriptive maps. An added bonus is that the author’s voice and sensibility comes through clearly, and this makes the read an engaging experience. I had the absolute honor and pleasure to spend a couple days in the company of Kyle Ellison, who’s as passionate about his never-ending quest to explore the remote, far corners of the earth as he is to share his insights, garnered over a lifetime on Maui, about his home zone. Come along and join Kyle Ellison as he talks story about Maui, Moloka’I and Lanai. Check out Kyle’s Moon Handbook on Amazon.
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