Tag: Maui Vacation

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 »

Awesome Hand-Crafted Spirits and Beer Skillfully Made in Maui

Organic spirits, super-creative cocktails, craft beers, boutique wines – specialty drinks are a thing!  The Hawaiian Islands have known about hand-crafted alcoholic drinks since 1790. We cannot describe the very first distilled liquor as a specialty drink, but it caught on very quickly. The origin of the island’s first liquor happened to be with one… Read more »

Upcountry Maui – Mom and Pop’s are Alive

Green pastures and trees in Maui with ocean view.

We definitely cannot leave our upcountry adventures without talking story* about a few Mom and Pop enterprises still thriving today.  Some have been here for over 100 years. As Hawai’i became less of a subsistence, agrarian-based society and more westernized, small stores began to pop up.  This was long before anything like the “big box”… Read more »

Fun on the Way to the Top – Upcountry Maui’s Winery

Maui Winery bottles on shelves.

Upcountry Maui.  Maui’s very own description for a way of life. Many upcountry folks on the island of Maui refer to themselves as mountain people. This term usually comes up when being asked about going to the beach. “Oh, no, I’m a mountain person. Why go to the beach when I can see the ocean all… Read more »