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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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!
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: […]
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. […]
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.
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 camera […]
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 […]
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.
In the past, we’ve flown with Island Air and incurred long delays lasting up to […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 the […]
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 […]