It never rains in Kihei…. but when it does rain, you want to be aware of flooding and storm run-off in the ocean. Stay safe.
What to expect when driving in Kihei
There have been some significant traffic pattern changes in Kihei. Please have a look so you know what to expect when driving in Kihei.
Mauna Loa is erupting
Big Island’s shield volcano Mauna Loa began erupting today. Should you be concerned as to how will this impact your Maui vacation?
Non-mineral sunscreen is now illegal on Maui
On October 1, 2022 Maui County’s non-mineral sunscreen ban went into effect. How will this affect you when you travel to Maui?
Seven Shark Safety Tips
Shark attacks are rare, but they capture our imagination and stoke fear. Check these shark safety tips for your beach vacation.
Portuguese Man o’War
Have you ever seen a Portuguese Man o’War washed up on the beach? What is this blue or purple thing? What can you do if you are stung?
A shipwreck and a traffic circle
If you’re staying in Kihei, you’ll have seen the shipwreck and noticed the highway construction. What’s the story?
Happy New Years, Omicron?
HISTORICAL Here is a December 31 2021 Omicron status update from Maui. Also a rundown of what to expect for New Years celebrations on Maui.
Hawaii’s Christmas traditions
What are Hawaii’s Christmas traditions? Did you know Christmas did not become an official holiday here until 1862?
Kula Botanical Gardens and my Christmas tree
Kula Botanical Gardens sells locally grown fresh Christmas trees. This is such an improvement from the shipped in box store trees.
A few safety tips from Maui 24/7 and the Maui police department Ohana. While paradise crimes of opportunity do occur on Maui!
How to carve a pineapple jack-o’lantern
Have you ever carved a pineapple jack-o’lantern? They are cute, smell sweet and way easier to carve than a pumpkin!
How to slice a mango
Have you struggled slicing a mango? My friend Richard showed me his trick years ago and it is the best! Enjoy!
Safer Outside Vaccination Requirements
HISTORICAL Maui County’s new Safer Outside plan reduces capacity and requires proof of vaccination at certain businesses effective Sept 15 2021.
What to do if there’s a tsunami
The likelihood of there being a tsunami while you are on vacation is very slim, and yet, it’s a good idea to know what to expect.
Cancellation of the post-arrival testing
HISTORICAL Maui’s mayor cancels the airport post-arrival testing as of June 4. You do still need a pre-travel test to avoid the mandatory quarantine.
How to make a plumeria lei
Today we crafted plumeria lei for the graduation luau and hula. Hope you enjoy the pictures and partial video of the hula.
Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted
HISTORICAL Effective May 25, 2021 Hawaii Governor Ige has lifted the outdoor mask mandate for all. We all look forward to returning more to normal.
New post-arrival test starting May 5 for Maui
HISTORICAL New for Maui – you will have to take a post-arrival test on arrival on Maui. This is in addition to the pre-travel test
Reef safe sunscreens and sunburn remedies
Did you know all sunscreen sold in Hawaii stores must be reef-safe? Here are some local sunscreen faves and sunburn remedies.