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New Years Sunset

We drove up Maui’s Haleakala volcano to 10,023 ft to enjoy a post New Years sunset. What to expect and how to plan for your experience.

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Upcountry Christmas Shopping

Last weekend my neighbor and I headed upcountry to a pop-up Christmas market at Kula Farms. In days of Covid we weren’t sure what to expect, but we both had some shopping to do, wanted to support local and needed some girl-time. We had a great day! Kula Country Farms[…]

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What to expect at a Sunrise On Haleakala

Our family has lived on Maui for ten years now, and believe it or not, I had never been to see sunrise on Haleakala. There have been a few reasons – but mainly having young children and my general dislike of crowds. Those two blocks are no longer a factor[…]

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Waiakoa Loop Trail

Waiakoa Loop Trail

Today we explored a portion of the Waiakoa Loop Trail. After our driving adventure, it was a beautiful walk in the forest listening to birds.

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Upcountry drive

It’s been oddly stormy weather here over Christmas, with Kihei even getting rain showers. So we yesterda opted to go for an upcountry drive. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park This is a small upcountry memorial park dedicated to a Maui resident who[…]

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Sunset atop Haleakala

I love watching sunset, watching the colors change. But there’s nothing quite like watching it at the beach. Except perhaps from atop the highest mountain. Yesterday we dropped our turkeys off at an upcountry imu (here’s a link to last year’s imu roast for lots more info!) and then continued[…]

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Kula Lodge

Kula Lodge

I had an errand to run today near Kula Lodge. Kula Lodge is at the 3200 ft elevation. As you drive up our volcano (Haleakala), you will find that the roads get narrower, the speed limits drop and the views become increasingly spectacular. The Kula Lodge is the highest sit-down[…]

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