Unique Fashion With Rare and Unusual History – The Aloha Shirt

Like so many traditions in Hawai’i, The Aloha Shirt is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture and history. Seeing an Aloha Shirt will make most people feel the irresistible pull toward Hawai’i. Everyone has a dream to someday visit or return to these magical islands.   The Aloha Shirt was initially called The Hawaiian Shirt. It was… Read more »

Here You Find the Amazing and Remarkable History of Hula

The Hula – it reaches inside your heart, to a place you may have forgotten, and calls forth distant emotions and memories. Visitors to Hawai’i, experiencing the Hula for the first time, are transfixed, pinned to their spot, eyes wide as the ancient chants call forth a forgotten past. From guttural growls to high, sing-song… Read more »

House of the Sun – Sacred, Mystical, and Rare

No Matter Our Culture or Heritage, All People are Drawn to the Mountaintop  The mountains are calling and I must go –  John Muir.   I have been to the Mountaintop –  Martin Luther King Jr.  The wind howls but the mountain remains still – Japanese Proverb Since ancient times, Haleakalā* has been and remains a… Read more »

Living With Rainbows – Hawaiian Style

The early Hawaiians had no knowledge of modern-day science, physics, or prisms. So just imagine, for a moment, what came into their minds when they saw a Rainbow? Was this a God or Goddess standing before them? Were these radiant colors in the sky an entry into another island, a door into Heaven where their… Read more »

A Look at Your Next Great Adventure in Maui

Late Autumn and early Winter in Maui are terrific! As temperatures on the mainland drop below freezing, the temperatures in Maui become slightly cooler.  The sun is lower on the horizon and it is not so hot on the beach.  It cools down about 10° from the heat of summer and the weather feels perfect! … Read more »

Protea of Maui – Unique, Beautiful, and Magical

Proteas are not native to Maui.  In fact, they have only been residents on Maui since 1977. Yet, they are renowned for being one of Maui’s most striking flowers!   Generally, when people see them for the first time, they cannot believe they are real flowers.  They comment, “they look prehistoric” or “they look like they… Read more »

Top 5 Favorite Hawai’i Subscription Boxes for 2022

Subscription Box Companies began in 2004. One of the earliest examples of these companies was called The Sampler. It offered samples of products from independent web-based artists, crafters, zines, and specialty shops. The early subscription box business model worked like this: The company sends you a package every month or 3 (depending on your subscription) … Read more »

Hana Sky-Trek: An Amazing Adventure You Will Never Forget!

The idea is Pure Genius. Imagine yourself in a helicopter above roaring waterfalls, pristine tropical forests, and endless views of the deep blue Pacific for 36 breathtaking minutes. Then, a touch down in Maui’s most secluded, unspoiled area – Hana!  Let your Hana road adventure begin! After you land, you are welcomed with Old-Style Aloha… Read more »

Maui Calls – Private Charter Tours are the Best!

Temptation Tours has continued to be the recipient of the Viator Badge of Excellence and we are very proud of this acknowledgment. As Queen Kapi’olani said, Strive for the Highest, and that is what we do. Always putting our guests first for the best experience possible. Why does this matter, you ask? Well, first of… Read more »