Maui has a new bakery – an Argentinean bakery. You do have to drive early to Kahului for it, but I promise it’s worth it!
Have you checked out South Maui Gardens
South Maui Gardens is a 7 acre plant nursery with food trucks. They have turned this space into a hidden community spot.
How to not cook Thanksgiving Dinner
What are your Thanksgiving dinner plans? If you are on Maui and aren’t planning to cook, you best make reservations now.
The gin taste-off
We had a gin taste-off of three of Maui’s gins, Kupu and Fy and FID St. Have you tried some of Maui’s local alcohol and toured the facilities?
Cara’s favorite restaurants
I am often asked about my favorite restaurants. Here are my Maui favorites. Some openings times have changed due to staffing shortages.
Should you go to a luau
What is a luau and is this a must-do event while on Maui? There are six commercial events, but you can also watch for free.
Kihei food trucks 2022 update
Here is my May 2022 update on Kihei’s food truck court tucked in behind Azeka shopping plaza. There are additional trucks in South Kihei.
The best donuts and malasadas on Maui
In honor of Fat Tuesday, here is my list of where to find the best donuts and malasadas when on Maui. Donut lovers rejoice!
Where to buy your local coffee?
I love drinking local coffee when traveling. Here are my recommendations for locally grown and roasted coffee on Maui.
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.
The return of the Blue Door Bread Company
Kihei’s Blue Door Bread Company is back, serving up amazing artisan sourdough breads and pizzas. Bread lovers rejoice!
New upcountry brewery and pizza
Last night we checked out Maui’s new brewery Mahalo Aleworks. Fun and a little different, great beer and food!
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.
Upcountry roadtrip and restaurant update
Sig and I love taking a Maui-style roadtrip to Ulupalakua Ranch. The views, the burgers and then dessert are worth the drive.
Delta variant on Maui
HISTORICAL Maui is experiencing a surge in Covid cases thanks to the Delta variant. What you need to know, including a decrease in rental car rates!
Minigolf on Maui
Looking for a fun non-beach activity? We love the minigolf and bumper boats at the Maui Golf and Sports Park in Maalaea Harbor.
Hula Cookies at the Maui Harbor Shops has the best cookies, and makes amazing gourmet icecream sandwiches. A wonderful Maui treat!
Maui strawberries and lilikoi tarts
My upcountry walk netted me strawberries and lilikoi tarts. Between the cool walk and sweet treats, it was the perfect morning!
Reopening of the Maui Tropical Plantation
At long last the Maui Tropical Plantation has reopened. Kumu Farms and Maui ‘Oma Coffee have reimagined the plantation store.
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.