Drive & Fly Road to Hana

By |July 3rd, 2013|

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 […]

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Traveling with a Baby

By |June 2nd, 2013|

We’re pretty active travelers, and when we had our first baby, 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. […]

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Best Maui Waterfalls

By |May 19th, 2013|

Top 5 Waterfalls on Maui
Twin Falls (Wailele Farm)

Located mauka of Wailele Farm at at mile marker #2, “Twin Falls” is what visitors often call the waterfalls in this area.  The closest fall (a 5 minute walk from the Farmstand) is on the right and perfect for swimming.  Further up in the left side, you can […]

Social Media Hits Hana

By |May 14th, 2013|

We took a pretty amazing trip to Hana last week. A handful of active Maui social media influencers, of whom expressed interest  in a trip to Hana, were invited to travel aboard Valley Isle Excursions to visit some of the best spots along the Road to Hana. […]

Maui’s Best Health & Wellness Experiences

By |March 1st, 2013|

Alternate Title:  If you care about your body and mind, here are some great things to do while on Maui
The following are excellent experiences and services, organized by area of the island, for the purpose of increasing your mental, emotional and […]

2 Lessons Learned on the Road to Hana

By |November 1st, 2012|

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. […]

New Kahului to Hana Flights!

By |September 5th, 2012|

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: […]

Hamoa Beach, Hana, Maui

By |June 1st, 2012|

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)
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Best Maui Memories

By |May 1st, 2012|

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 […]

Best Maui Activities

By |January 1st, 2012|

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!!! […]

Romantic Maui Activities

By |May 12th, 2011|

We often get the question of what couples should do while visiting Maui.  Our favorite thing to do is travel to Hana on the famous Road to Hana.

There are many ways of doing this.  One of our favorite ways is to rent a jeep and explore at our own pace.  We’ve recently been able to use the Road to Hana Map, driving tips, and CD guide from R2H.  We loved the full experience it allowed us to have by allowing us to choose the journey best suited for us. […]

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Maui Tours – Hana

By |April 6th, 2011|

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. […]

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Maui Proposal Ideas

By |April 1st, 2011|

How to Propose in Maui Hawaii
I’ve been asked many times how one can propose marriage creatively on our island. I tell my own story, and then give suggestions. It’s time to share this with everyone.
How I Proposed to my wife on Maui
We live here, so I felt that I needed to do more than just walk down the beach and propose (though it would have sufficed.) I rented a beautiful house in Hana and told my girlfriend that I’m taking her camping in Hana. […]

Ono Farms – Hana Organic Foods

By |September 6th, 2010|

We were lucky enough to spend some time this Labor Day weekend at Ono Farms in Hana, Maui.  This organic farm grows all kinds of fantastic things over a large area of sustainably farmed land.  Due to it’s ideal location, there is no need for an irrigation system, chemically dangerous fertilizers, or […]

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Road to Hana Bridge Closure

By |April 29th, 2009|

Don’t worry!  You can still do the road to Hana, but you can’t go all the way around for 4-5 weeks (Maui time.  That could be a lot longer.)

The Paihi Bridge is undergoing repairs again.  This means those that are looking to go to Oheo Gulch (7 sacred pools) will have to drive the […]

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