Kyle Ellison is a freelance writer who wears many different hats. He's a bona fide, trusted expert on Maui, having written content on the Valley Isle for AFAR, Journey, Travel + Leisure, The Travel Channel, WHERE, Escape, Maui No Ka 'Oi, and Ka'anapali Magazine. He's the author of the Moon handbook to Maui, Moloka'i, and Lana'i, and has lived on Maui since the age of 5. Over that time, he's worked as a divemaster inside Molokini Crater and a Snuba guide on the island of Lana'i, and proposed to his wife while scuba diving off Moloka'i's eastern coast. Even with his love of Maui, however, his wanderlust always remains strong. He's worked as a captain of charter boats on the turquoise shores of Lake Tahoe, and has guided guests on sea kayak tours through Alaska's Kenai Fjords. He's spent nights DJing in Spanish nightclubs and bartending on beaches in Greece, and helped to found a non-profit in Cambodia that provides scholarships for children in orphanges. He's a certified stand up paddling instructor who's run tours in North Carolina, and has enjoyed adventures from surfing in New Zealand to summiting Kilimanjaro. He thrives on travel and finding adventure, but even with all of the global exploits, Maui wil always be home.