Haleakala’s endangered silversword plants have the most stunning blooms. July is bloom season and we found a few to admire!
Big Island’s shield volcano Mauna Loa began erupting today. Should you be concerned as to how will this impact your Maui vacation?
Here are a few of my favorite Maui to-dos. Haleakala definitely tops the list, together with whale watching (January-March).
Today we took an Air Maui helicopter ride to explore the West Maui mountains and Molokai. The scenery is amazing.
Have you considered a daytrip to the island of Lanai? Lanai is the 6th largest Hawaiian island with a very laid back vibe.
The Road to Hana is one of Maui’s more popular tourist attractions. Here are some tips on making it a great experience!
La Perouse Bay lies at the south end of Maui’s lava fields. This is an in-out hike across lava rocks with amazing ocean views.
Thinking of getting married on Maui? Getting Maui’d is a popular thing! There are many variables, I recommend hiring a wedding planner.
Kula Botanical Gardens sells locally grown fresh Christmas trees. This is such an improvement from the shipped in box store trees.
Sig and I love taking a Maui-style roadtrip to Ulupalakua Ranch. The views, the burgers and then dessert are worth the drive.
Hosmer’s Grove is a short easy hike just inside Haleakala National Park. There are two parts – a non-native, and a native section.
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.
My favorite easy upcountry walk has got to be Thompson Road in Kula. I love the plants, horses, bi-coastal views and cooler temperatures.
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[…]
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[…]
Last weekend I attended the 12th Annual Maui Seed to Cup event at the Maui Tropical Plantation. I enjoy drinking coffee, but admittedly I am not very knowledgeable on the subject. It was a beautiful though very hot day and my main goal was to find this year’s best Maui[…]
The Waihou Spring hike is located in upcountry Olinda in an experimental pine forest. There are no views but it’s a beautiful hike.
It’s hard to miss Hawaii in the news these days. Big Island’s Kilauea lava flow is making headlines around the world. The pictures and video footage are incredible. Unfortunately some of the media coverage has been misleading, leading people to believe all of Hawaii is under siege. Another owner at[…]
If you’ve been here around the first of the month, you should be familiar with the monthly warning siren testing that takes place. Loud sirens sound at 11:45AM on the first day of every month. This checks that the sirens are operational and is meant to be a reminder to[…]