Top Five Things to See in Wailuku

After you’ve enjoyed a day on the Road to Hana, and a very early morning atop Haleakala, you might think you’ve done everything that Maui has to offer. If you want to just plant yourself by the pool or the beach for the rest of your trip, there’s nothing wrong with that. If you are looking for… Read more »

Perfect Maui Souvenirs

  I don’t know about you, but whenever I go on vacation, I bring an extra empty suitcase, and fill it with treasures that I can’t find back home. I’m sure a lot of you are thinking about that same plan for your trip to Maui, so here are some ideas on perfect Maui (and… Read more »

Maui’s Most Unique Snacks

In our warm, tropical climate, it’s a perfect place for plenty of tropical fruits and tasty vegetables to thrive. Just snacking on the tasty products of the ‘aina (Hawaiian for “land”) would be enough for most people to get their fill of island flavor, but you can certainly branch out and try the other delicious… Read more »

Maui’s Top Five Tropical Fruits

There’s a lot that makes Hawaii unique. We have incredible beaches, a rich, fascinating culture, and wonderful people who truly embody the spirit of Aloha. One of my favorite aspects of my home state, though, is the fruit! Really. I am not sure what I would do if I couldn’t pop down to the farmer’s… Read more »

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 »