I'm Kyle Ellison, aka "The Maui Expert."

In addition to authoring two Maui guidebooks (and being raised on the island), I've had the pleasure of sharing its stories for numerous publications. I served as the official "Maui Expert" for Travel + Leisure and AFAR, and in 2014 was awarded "Travel Writer of the Year" by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association. 

Some of those clips are available below, and editors in need of a Maui-based writer can reach out on Twitter @themauiexpert, or via email at 



Moon Travel Guides

Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine

Travel + Leisure

Hana Hou! 

(Hawaiian Airlines Inflight Magazine)

Hawaii Magazine

Ka'anapali Magazine

Where Traveler

Wailea Magazine

Travel Channel

The Huffington Post



Discovery Life