Category: Maui Outdoor Activities

See Majestic Humpback Whales When You are on Maui

Their Hawaiian name is Koholā* The humpback’s high status in Hawaiian culture has been made clear in the Kumulipo*.  This creation chant announces the birth of the whale near the beginning, in the second section. That is a very high ranking in a 2,102 line chant.  Hanau ka palaoa noho i kai  — born is… Read more »

Maui Will Soothe Your Soul – 7 Easy Fun Things

When your plane touches down in Maui, after a long flight, there is only one thing on your mind – warm, soft sand between your toes and jumping in the ocean! It will soothe your kinks and wash your concerns away instantly. That is a fact! That is only one thing of many that will… Read more »

Don’t Miss Out! Hiking in the Crater

      Haleakalā – The House of the Sun The mountain, the dormant volcano, and the crater have captivated human beings since they first gazed upon her beauty! Mark Twain called sunrise from the summit “the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed.” Jack London wrote, “Haleakalā has a message of beauty and wonder for the soul that… Read more »

We are Grateful – 37 Years of Reflection

The last few years have been years that will go down in history. We all feel the multiple challenges and amazement of a worldwide pandemic. So many people have stepped up to help their fellow humans.  Then in August, Maui suffered devastation beyond belief with fires.One that destroyed most of the town of Lahaina. It… Read more »

Discover 3 Sacred and Special Places in Maui

Jumping in the ocean from a cliff at sunset.

 Sacred Places are found throughout the world. The word sacred can denote some sort of religious or spiritual significance to the place or site. A good example is Ka Pu’uhonua o Olowalu, a place of refuge sanctified by the gods of Ancient Hawai’i. Like many in Hawai’i, this place is held sacred by the hierarchy of… 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 »

Top 10 Facts You Need to Know When You Visit the Whales in Maui

Whales Were Here Before People! Graceful and awe-inspiring, the magnificent North Pacific Humpback Whales return to the tranquil waters of Hawai’i every year as they have done since 100/400 AD. A time before the first Hawaiians arrived. The ancient Polynesians revered and held the whales as sacred beings. Perhaps they may have been guided on… Read more »