Shopping in Makawao

When I moved back home to Maui after going to college on Oahu, I’ll be honest—I felt like I was leaving a shopper’s paradise. No Ala Moana Center, no Nordstrom, nobody asking me “Ooh, where did you get that?”—because there are only so many places to go on Maui, right? As the months back on… Read more »

Maui’s Top Five Rainy-Day Activities

When you were planning your trip to Maui, you had visions of sunny skies, warm temperatures, and relaxing trade winds to welcome you to the island. Instead, you stepped out of the airport to gloomy darkness, cold gusts, and a downpour like you’ve never seen. You might have even avoided booking certain dates just to… Read more »

Maui’s Own Haleakalā Silversword

On any Haleakalā Tour, aside from the stunning views and fascinating geological features, guests are always thrilled to get a chance to see the rare Haleakalā Silversword plant, or ‘āhinahina. These unique plants can only be found above 7000 feet on Haleakalā, although a close relative grows on Mauna Kea. Just about any time you… Read more »

Maui’s Whale Season

Happy Holidays! If you’ve never been here during the holiday season, you might be wondering what it’s like on Maui. Truthfully, it’s not too different from the rest of the United States. The weather gets cooler (a drop of five to ten degrees may not sound like much, but we certainly feel it!), stores are… Read more »

Haleakala – Choose Your Path

Making up over seventy-five percent of the island of Maui is a massive, dormant shield volcano known as Haleakala. Along with the Road to Hana, it accounts for two of the most popular sites on Maui, attracting thousands of visitors per year. Of course, the world-famous sunrise at its 10,000-foot summit is a huge draw, but… Read more »

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 »