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22 October 2015

5 Things you didn’t know about Coral Bleaching

By |October 22nd, 2015|Health, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on 5 Things you didn’t know about Coral Bleaching

Guest post by Kelly Montenero with Trilogy ExcursionsDon’t get us wrong- Maui is still a beautiful, special place to snorkel, but, as any one who has entered the ocean recently can attest, there is a major environmental crisis underway. Hawai’i’s coral is bleaching at unprecedented levels due to warm ocean conditions- you may have spotted [...]

4 January 2014

Day Trip to Lana’i

By |January 4th, 2014|Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Travel|6 Comments

When’s the last time you watched a pod of dolphins off the coast of a pristine white sand beach, explored tide pools, and drank straight from a coconut?!Our recent Day on Lanai tour with Epic Experience Maui was one for the books, and one we highly recommend for a new kind of adventure in Hawaii. […]

17 August 2013

10 Tips for Selling your Hawaii Home

By |August 17th, 2013|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Molokai, Oahu|4 Comments

Here are our Top Ten Tips for selling your Home in Hawaii (in no particular order of importance.) Make a memorable, inviting first impression The entrance to your home is a crucial part of the sale. If you have a rust bike next to the door with a half dead plant, it matter how nice it is inside. Put extra time into dressing up the front door and foyer of the house, but don’t over clutter it. Fresh flowers, vibrant plants, and attractive furniture will help make a great first impression. […]

19 February 2013

Keeping Taro Sacred

By |February 19th, 2013|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News, Molokai, Oahu, Recipes|2 Comments

Keeping Taro Sacred And Sovereign: Right Or Risky? by Naia Kelly The situation has become a long, drawn out, often times bitter fight. Years have passed and the argument between Monsanto’s researchers, their allies within the University of Hawaii’s scientific community and several Hawaiian cultural groups, and individuals, in the Hawaiian islands over the proposed genetic modification of the sacred taro plant of Hawai’i is still undecided. […]

1 February 2013

Visiting Lana’i

By |February 1st, 2013|Lanai, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Snorkeling|6 Comments

If you haven’t visited the island of Lana’i, it’s time to plan a trip.  This island has a peace that only comes with low-population and large expanses of landscape.  The beaches here are gorgeous and the opportunities for exploration near endless. […]

26 July 2012

Hawaii iPhone Cases

By |July 26th, 2012|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Business, Maui News, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on Hawaii iPhone Cases

We love when our friends on Maui begin new fun businesses, especially when their products are cool.  Our friends at 808 Shells have put together a line of island-style Hawaii iPhone cases for the 4 and 4S, and we love them! […]

15 October 2011

Maui Vacation Rentals

By |October 15th, 2011|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lahaina, Lanai, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Maui Vacation Rentals, Molokai, Oahu, Saving Money|Comments Off on Maui Vacation Rentals

Looking to rent a home/condo when visiting the island of Maui?  Good idea!  We find that couples and/or families that rent homes save an enormous amount of money over staying at at resorts.  There are several reasons for this: […]

24 February 2011

Pepper Live At House Party

By |February 24th, 2011|Big Island, Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Molokai, Oahu|14 Comments

Pepper 10 Years Ago We thought, considering Pepper’s recent success with their Volcanic Rock Tour, we’d revisit the past with some photos we took when the boys played at our little rat-hole pad at the beach on 42nd Street in Newport Beach, CA.  We think the show was in 1999, but that has yet to be confirmed (college dates and times are always a little blurry.)  They played an incredible show to the delight of us poor surf bums and the neighborhood rejoiced. Our cancerous, toxic little pad on the corner of 42nd was barely big enough to fit the band (let alone any audience.)  We moved all of our furniture into the garage and a select few of us packed into the kitchen to watch the show.  The rest of us squeezed on the patio outside to listen. […]

14 February 2011

Maui Car Rentals

By |February 14th, 2011|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Road To Hana, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Maui Car Rentals

When our friends come to Maui, we often get the question, “where is the best spot online to get a good price and quality cars for rent in Maui?” We recommend going through Aloha Rents. You can find competitive rates along with many options for makes and models. Their service was created to simplify the rental process while saving you money. Let them help you secure your discount rental car for the Hawaiian Islands. Call 1-800-440-7029 […]

5 February 2011

Maui Personal Injury Lawyer

By |February 5th, 2011|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Molokai, Oahu, Travel|Comments Off on Maui Personal Injury Lawyer

If you live on Maui, or are just visiting, and you have an accident (auto, aircraft, boating, jet ski, etc...), make sure you're protected.  Jan K. Apo is a well-respected Hawaii Attorney at Law, of whom specializes in personal injury. With 30 years in law, Jan is an experienced personal injury lawyer on Maui. Maui [...]

17 August 2010

Maui Tsunami Warning System

By |August 17th, 2010|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Travel|Comments Off on Maui Tsunami Warning System

"The Tsunami sirens are blaring!  What do we do?" If you hear the Tsunami sirens going off, make sure to check the time and date.  Every month, Hawaii Tsunami sirens are tested at 11:45am on the first weekday of the month for around 1 minute.  They do this to test them and make sure they're [...]

13 February 2010

Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

By |February 13th, 2010|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Kauai, Lanai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Maui News, Molokai, Oahu, Saving Money|Comments Off on Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

NEW UPDATE: OCTOBER 4th, 2010 Furlough Fridays have been cut down to less days and are now called "Non-Instructional Days".  This should make our uneducated masses happy. Though Governor Linda Lingle never expressly mentioned "Furlough Fridays" in her speech on Friday, she did address the issue of education.  Lingle made it clear that she understands [...]

20 January 2010

New Maui Web Cam

By |January 20th, 2010|Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui News, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on New Maui Web Cam

Maui has a new web camera, which is pretty exciting for all of us addicted to Maui.  It's attached to the Makena Golf Resort and is owned and operated by Kai Kanani Sailing Charters. You can see it live here: Makena Web Camera The camera switches views from multiple locations on an automatic basis.  The [...]

21 December 2009

New Lanai Affordable Housing

By |December 21st, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Lanai, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|Comments Off on New Lanai Affordable Housing

The island of Lanai is likely moving into a new phase of housing development.  The county has proposed a project for over 400 new homes in a $23 million affordable housing development to be completed over the next 17 years. The housing development would be built over 73 acres behind Lanai High School and the [...]

31 July 2009

Island Air Worst Airline Ever?

By |July 31st, 2009|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Hawaii Flights, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Molokai, Oahu, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Island Air Worst Airline Ever?

We've traveled on Island Air many times, which is our fault.  They often have the lower prices, and that's what sucks us in.  Never again will any of us fly between any Hawaiian Islands with Island Air. HISTORY In the past, we've flown with Island Air and incurred long delays lasting up to 6 hours! [...]

21 July 2009

Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

By |July 21st, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|Comments Off on Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

Billionaire David Murdock has plans to build over 200 wind turbines near Polihua Beach on the island of Lanai, Hawaii.  The power generated by the windfarm would be sent by underwater cables to the island of Oahu, our most populated island.  In this move, Murdock would recoup some of his losses from his struggling Lanai [...]

5 June 2008

Chances of Being Attacked by a Shark in Hawaii

By |June 5th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Shark Attacks, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on Chances of Being Attacked by a Shark in Hawaii

Your chances are near to none. You're more likely to win the lottery than be attacked by a shark. The following statistics come from over 125 years of reports. Over this long period of time, there have only been 15 unprovoked shark attacks resulting in fatalities in the Hawaiian Islands. 113 attacks total occurred in [...]

8 April 2008

ATA and Aloha Airlines Bankrupt

By |April 8th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on ATA and Aloha Airlines Bankrupt

After 60 years of travel to and from Hawaii, Aloha Airlines has closed it's doors. ATA Airlines followed suit shortly afterwards causing enormous travel issues for customers. Those who payed with cash or a check have been left high and dry with no refund for unused tickets as well as many stranded from home. Neither [...]

19 February 2008

Celebrities in Maui Hawaii

By |February 19th, 2008|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Film Festival, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on Celebrities in Maui Hawaii

I've lived in Los Angeles for half of my life and on Maui for the other. Since being on Maui, I've seen 100 times more celebrities than I ever did in LA. Why do celebrities come to Hawaii? Hawaii is the closest tropical vacation getaway to LA. Also, paparazzi are not quite as prevalent on [...]

4 February 2008

Island Fever

By |February 4th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Molokai, Oahu|Comments Off on Island Fever

What Is Island Fever? Island Fever is the phenomena of feeling claustrophobic from the close proximity of each shoreline, and feeling disconnected from the outside world. This is a pretty common thing on the islands, seeing that we're out in the middle of the biggest ocean in the world. Most people move away after a [...]