Road to Hana Tours – Which one is for you?

Like I’ve mentioned before, everyone seems to think you HAVE to do the Road to Hana while you’re on Maui. You have to! Well, I’m going to have to agree with them. There’s a reason all your friends have come back from Maui going on and on about the Road to Hana—it really is that… Read more »

Kapalua Ridge Trek

All right. You’ve had a few glorious days of sleeping (very) late in your hotel or condo. You’ve laid out by the beach. You’ve definitely checked off “relax” on your vacation to-do list. Now, how about “have an adventure”? We’re going to recommend the Kapalua Ridge Trek to fulfill that particular need. It’s another of… Read more »

Packing for your Maui Vacation

You’ve got your flight booked, your hotel reserved, and your neighbor lined up to feed your cat. You’re ready to go on your trip to Maui! Except that whole packing thing. If it’s your first time, you might be feeling a little lost, so here are some things to keep in mind. For the most… Read more »

Surfing Goat Dairy

If you’re planning a trip to Maui, I’m sure you’ve got lots of those traditional tropical Maui activities planned—and that’s great! You definitely deserve to sip a mai tai with your toes in the sand; even those of us who live here can’t resist that temptation every once in a while. But, if lying on… Read more »

Kid-Friendly Maui Activities

When you think Maui, you might think of serene, secluded beaches, adventuresome journeys into the rainforest, and sipping a cocktail while enjoying a sunset over the ocean. True, Maui can offer some of the best spots and activities for newlyweds, couples celebrating anniversaries, or really anyone looking for a romantic getaway for two. What you… Read more »

Hana Ultimate – The Ultimate Experience!

As soon as you told people you were going to Maui, you heard it. “Road to Hana! You have to do the road to Hana!” So you looked it up, you read your books, and now you don’t know what to do. Should you risk your rental car and drive it yourself, or should you… Read more »

Great Combos await you on Maui!

Maui is known as the Beautiful Valley Isle. But, after living on Maui for over 25 years, I have a secret pet name for my island home. Let me share it with you – I think of Maui as the Yummy Combo Isle. Yes, the Island of Maui has certain food combinations that were very… Read more »

Pā’ia is the centerpiece of Maui’s Northshore

“Noisy.” That is the meaning of the word pā’ia in the Hawaiian language. The vibrant – and sometimes still a bit noisy – northshore village of today had its beginning as a tiny Polynesian kahalewai (village by the sea) sitting on Maui’s windward coast along a freshwater stream. The shoreline was protected by an off-shore… Read more »

Maui’s Kula: A State of Mind

In the minds of many Maui residents, Kula is the island’s unexpected jewel. They happily leave the island’s fringe of sun-drenched sand to visitors and newcomers and make their homes and raise their families in the slow-paced rural communities that dot the north slope of Haleakala. Kula is the heart of Maui’s “Upcountry,” a rambling… Read more »

Who says we don’t have seasons in Hawai’i

On Maui we have noticed a change in the weather. Rain has crept into the weather forecasts for the dry, leeward side of the island. The days are a tad cooler with the sun less intense, the breezy trades are more consistent and the nights are a little chilly and have people all over the… Read more »