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27 September 2017

The Distance Between North Korea and Hawaii

By |September 27th, 2017|Hawaii, Maui News, Travel|0 Comments

Questions about Hawaii often abound. Contemporary travelers thinking about a tropical holiday ask, “What is the distance between North Korea and Hawaii ?”

31 July 2017

21 Maui Destination Wedding Tips

By |July 31st, 2017|Maui, Maui Weddings, Travel|1 Comment

Even though Maui, Hawaii is far from many couples' homes who choose to get married here, it can be much easier to get married in Maui than at home. (This doesn't mean it will be easy though!)

25 November 2016

Best Travel Apps for Hawaii

By |November 25th, 2016|Hawaii, Travel|1 Comment

Dreaming of the Aloha State? We give you a list of the best travel apps for Hawaii, from documenting your trip to planning the best areas to camp to limiting sun exposure.

7 May 2016

26 Best Helicopter Tours in the World

By |May 7th, 2016|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Maui Activities, Travel|Comments Off on 26 Best Helicopter Tours in the World

Prepare to see the best sights across the globe!If there’s one unshakable fact about our planet, it’s the stunning array of natural beauty it offers. From the knife-sharp ridges of Kauai's Na Pali Coast to the dense evergreens in the Pacific Northwest, there’s no denying that we live in a world of positively hypnotizing wonder. To feel [...]

8 October 2014

Hawaii Superferry Poised for a Comeback

By |October 8th, 2014|Hawaii Economy, Kauai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Maui News, Travel|9 Comments

Could it be possible that an idea that was previously botched beyond belief is seeing a resurgence in popularity?  Yes. For those that have already forgotten, the original contentious Hawaii Superferry began operating without adequate Environmental Impact Reports, which subsequently ended in our ferries being sold and the idea sunk. […]

15 June 2014

11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Vacation in Maui

By |June 15th, 2014|Maui, Maui Activities, Travel|60 Comments

Here are some serious reasons why you should never, ever think to take a vacation in Maui. By Danielle Miller Why would you want to go to an exotic island in the pacific when you can stay on your couch in your living room doing the same old, same old? […]

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. […]

18 November 2013

Andaz Maui Grand Opening

By |November 18th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Events, Maui News, Travel|1 Comment

We had the honor and pleasure to be invited to the Grand Opening of the Andaz Maui at Wailea this last Saturday.  The Andaz is the Hyatt’s new beachfront resort, which has gone through an almost complete rebuild from the original Renaissance Hotel.  What they have done with this property is jaw dropping. […]

2 August 2013

Kihei Boat Ramp

By |August 2nd, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Snorkeling, Travel|Comments Off on Kihei Boat Ramp

Many visitors of Maui don’t know that the Kihei Boat Ramp exists and that it’s a great alternative to the longer drive to Maalaea Harbor when looking when doing a boat trip.  So, we’ve decided to share some information about it with you!   […]

3 July 2013

Drive & Fly Road to Hana

By |July 3rd, 2013|Hana, Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Road To Hana, Travel|Comments Off on Drive & Fly Road to Hana

It’s finally possible to drive to Hana and fly back or vice versa!  This is incredibly exciting because there are many people that don’t have the time to spend doing the entire loop, those that want to spend extra time at spots along the Road to Hana without driving back in the dark […]

2 June 2013

Traveling with a Baby

By |June 2nd, 2013|Hana, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News, Road To Hana, Travel|Comments Off on Traveling with a Baby

We’re pretty active travelers, and when we had our first baby on Maui, things changed a bit.  We didn’t stop traveling, but the way we do it now is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!  At first, it was much more difficult, but now that we have practice, things are starting to become manageable.  Below we’ve listed a handful of things we do when traveling with our Baby. […]

1 November 2012

2 Lessons Learned on the Road to Hana

By |November 1st, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Localism and Racism, Maui, Maui Activities, Road To Hana, Travel|8 Comments

After filming sights along the Road To Hana for 11 hours on Monday, there are a few striking lessons learned. 1. You can’t possibly see everything in 1 day. […]

5 September 2012

New Kahului to Hana Flights!

By |September 5th, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News, Road To Hana, Travel|5 Comments

That’s right!  Mokulele Airlines is flying twice-daily from Kahului Airport (OGG) to Hana (HNM) beginning October 1st, 2012.  Visitors to Maui will be able to enjoy spectacular views aboard a 9 seat Cessna Grand Caravan 208B on a short flight to and from Hana for only $59/each way. This is a great deal for both local residents and visiting travelers.  Some advantages of flying  rather than driving are: […]

1 June 2012

Hamoa Beach, Hana, Maui

By |June 1st, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Road To Hana, Saving Money, Travel|2 Comments

Hana’s Hamoa Beach – Ancient Sailing Port by Douglas Bowser As a professional photographer living on Maui for the last 16 years, I feel so lucky to have seen so many different areas of this amazing island.  Many of these regions like Hamoa Beach, are always making some top 5 list, and are of course beautiful. But Hamoa is so small compared to many Maui beaches, and unlike the larger and more well known ones located on the south and west sides of the island, Hamoa is small and hard to find.  Hamoa has a small pavilion and a few chairs put out by Hotel Hana and access is a steep path coming down from a narrow road with little parking.  I had little appreciation for it until I went out on a Hana tour and learned the stories of this area from a local born tour driver. (Valley Isle Excursions toll free: 1-877-871-5224) […]

1 May 2012

Best Maui Memories

By |May 1st, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Beaches, Maui Snorkeling, Road To Hana, Travel|3 Comments

We’ve recently been running some giveaways and contests on our Hawaii Facebook Page.  The following are some of our favorite submissions by our Facebook fans about their favorite Maui memories.  We hope this brings a smile to your face.  To see the winners of 4 Hawaii iPhone cases, see the best Maui stories. I have a few good memories of Maui, but how can anyone have any bad ones. My fiance and I were in Maui last year […]

29 February 2012

Maui Family Portraits

By |February 29th, 2012|Hawaii, Maui, Travel|Comments Off on Maui Family Portraits

A few year’s ago we mentioned Maui Beach portraits by Grins 2 Go out of Ka’anapali, west Maui.  Since then, we’ve listened to many positive reviews, and we’ve seen many beautiful new photos being produced.  So, we think it’s time to recognize them again on Maui Goodness. If you have family with you while visiting our incredible island, make sure to get a professional family portrait in Maui, Hawaii. […]

1 January 2012

Best Maui Activities

By |January 1st, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Road To Hana, Saving Money, Travel|11 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MAUI!! We’ve listed 6 of the most popular activities done on Maui in 2011.  We hope you’ll experience some of these when you visit Maui in 2012! Big Aloha and happy 2012!!! […]

6 April 2011

Maui Tours – Hana

By |April 6th, 2011|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Road To Hana, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Maui Tours – Hana

Valley Isle Excursions offers some pretty incredible experiences for those of you that like swimming at waterfalls, exploring rainforest, taking photos in front of breathtaking panoramic ocean views, learning about Hawaiian legends at black sand beaches, and having a ride home after wine tasting. These are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy while traveling in an air conditioned luxury vehicle with elevated seats and huge windows.  Learn more about how local guides can give you the best Road to Hana Tour. […]

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 [...]

14 November 2010

Revolutionary Maui Website

By |November 14th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Business, Maui News, Travel|Comments Off on Revolutionary Maui Website

At Hawaii Web Group, we've been working very hard to step up the web game and make sites that not only inform visitors, but to also engage them in new ways.  With Maui-Maps.com, we think we've accomplished this by offering a site with loads of information, live updating streams from Twitter, social integration with Facebook [...]

27 October 2010

Massage Stories – Maui, China, Bali

By |October 27th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Weddings, Oahu, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Massage Stories – Maui, China, Bali

THE BEST Maui, Hawaii, USA $85/hour We’ve been testing out massage parlors on Maui for years now.  Most are outrageously expensive (ex. at the big resorts.)  But we just found one that does incredible massages for a decent price.  Massage Maui in front of the Sugar Beach Resort is outstanding. The location is great because it’s easily accessible for anyone on the south side (Makena, Wailea, Kihei), not more than 30-45 minutes from the West side (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua), and a short hop from the North side (Kahului, Wailuku, Paia.) […]

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 [...]

22 February 2010

New Surfboard Travel Bag

By |February 22nd, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on New Surfboard Travel Bag

We just received our new Soma Airbag Designs Surfboard bags.  They're 6'6" and can fit 2 boards in each bag. After close inspection, inflation, and testing, we think Soma has come up with the best board bag on the market.  What makes it so great is its durability and light weight as well as its [...]

12 January 2010

Discount Hawaii Car Rentals

By |January 12th, 2010|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Discount Hawaii Car Rentals

Unless you don't plan on leaving your resort in Maui, or any island in Hawaii, renting a car is crucial.  Having traveled inter-island again and again, we've grown accustomed to renting cars from all kinds of companies.  After much research, Discount Hawaii Car Rentals comes up over and over as having great rates and a [...]

11 August 2009

Vacation Video Editing Services

By |August 11th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Business, Travel|Comments Off on Vacation Video Editing Services

Our latest discovery has been Family Flix, a Mom and Pop video editing company that specializes in putting together Family and Vacation video footage on DVD.  We really like this premise because they're not some huge editing company based in India.  The people at Family Flix have kids, love Hawaii, and take the time necessary in [...]

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! [...]

26 March 2009

Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

By |March 26th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Oahu, Travel|Comments Off on Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

After many difficulties, the Hawaii Superferry has finally been put to rest... for now. The Hawaii Supreme Court struck down a new law that allowed the Alakai to run operations in Hawaii waters without an official Environmental Impact Report (EIS.) The Hawaii Superferry ran its last voyage between Maui and Oahu on Thursday March 19th, [...]

15 January 2008

Hawaii Flights

By |January 15th, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Travel|Comments Off on Hawaii Flights

After having flown between the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland on hundreds of occasions, it’s about time to let the world know who’s the best and who should quit. Hands down, bar-none, Aloha Airlines are the best to fly to and from Hawaii with.  Aloha is by no means the perfect airline, but when looking [...]