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2 November 2010

Surfer Andy Irons Dies Age 32

By |November 2nd, 2010|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Maui News|Comments Off on Surfer Andy Irons Dies Age 32

Kaua'i Native and three time World ASP Surfing Champion, Andy Irons, died at the age of 32 today.  He was flying back from Puerto Rico after withdrawing from the 9th event of the 2010 ASP tour.  During a layover in Dallas, Texas, Andy died. It's reported that he withdrew because of illness.  The symptoms resembled [...]

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.) […]

20 October 2010

Hawaii Camera Rentals

By |October 20th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Business, Saving Money|Comments Off on Hawaii Camera Rentals

Hawaii Photo Rental has become the savior to professional Hawaii photographers and a real treat for vacationing visitors.  When visiting, you don't need to bring your expensive gear, or if you don't have any, you can test out photo equipment and get photos that you'd never get in Hawaii.  For professionals, you have a back-up [...]

13 October 2010

Why Molokini Crater?

By |October 13th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on Why Molokini Crater?

We often get this question: Why go snorkeling or diving at Molokini Crater when we know for a fact that there's plenty of coral and sea life off the shore? True.  There's a lot of beautiful things to straight off the coast of Maui.  But, when you travel to Molokini, you get a lot more.  [...]

12 October 2010

Sailing from Maalaea Harbor

By |October 12th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on Sailing from Maalaea Harbor

The Island Star at Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Hawaii Maalaea Harbor has many excellent sailing charters.  One of our favorites is the Island Star.  This luxury sailing yacht is available for private charters, which is partly why we like it so much.  There's nothing like having complete control over where you're going when sailing in Maui [...]

12 September 2010

Wedding at Olowalu Plantation

By |September 12th, 2010|Maui, Maui Business, Maui Events, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on Wedding at Olowalu Plantation

UPDATE:  The talented chefs are now at the Mill House Restaurant.  They offer private chef services for your event at your location, or you can have your wedding at the Maui Tropical Plantation. We wanted to share some fun photos from a recent wedding at the Olowalu Plantation in West Maui.  This wedding was catered [...]

6 September 2010

Ono Farms – Hana Organic Foods

By |September 6th, 2010|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Road To Hana|Comments Off on Ono Farms – Hana Organic Foods

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 any other ugly [...]

1 September 2010

Award Winning Photos

By |September 1st, 2010|Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui News|Comments Off on Award Winning Photos

This year at the Maui Photo Festival, some of the best photographers on the island joined up to enjoy lectures, hands-on sessions, and connect with the photography community.  We went to many of the classes and lectures and found most of them extremely helpful.  Some classes were enormously helpful in learning tips and tricks about [...]

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 [...]

4 June 2010

Maui Fires

By |June 4th, 2010|Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui News|Comments Off on Maui Fires

Maui's south and west side are drier than the rest of the island, which will often be the catalyst for serious fires.  In the recent past, we've seen quite a few brush fires flare up in the summer.  Some of these are natural, and others are started by arsonists. As you can see in the photo, [...]

13 May 2010

On The Set with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman

By |May 13th, 2010|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui News|Comments Off on On The Set with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman

JUST GO WITH IT with Brooklyn Decker between Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler On the Set with Maui's Own Megan Edgar: I started off a nervous wreck. I bought dresses. I bought make-up. I bought shoes. I curled my hair. I panicked. I felt sick. I wanted to back out. I couldn't wait to start. All of [...]

19 March 2010

Maui Furniture Store

By |March 19th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Business, Saving Money|Comments Off on Maui Furniture Store

Maui Living Furniture is located in the heart of Kahului (285 Hukilike St. off of Dairy Road), specializing in Eco-Friendly furnishings.  They have beautiful pieces that fit every home, from casual beach hut to elegant resort style estate. They have great prices on organic mattresses, bamboo furniture, Maui style futons, homemade wool pillows and much [...]

24 February 2010

beach Portraits Maui

By |February 24th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Saving Money|Comments Off on beach Portraits Maui

We've just recently discovered Beach Portraits Maui, which is run by Grins 2 Go out of Kaanapali Beach, Maui.  They offer very affordable rates for high-quality photography. Specializing in beach portraits, they've earned a reputation from their professionalism and skill when photographing couples, families and groups on the beach. Give them a call at (808) [...]

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 [...]

20 February 2010

Maui Whale Festival

By |February 20th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events|Comments Off on Maui Whale Festival

Today's festivities began at Kalama Park in Kihei for the Maui Whale Festival, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation.  This annual event helps bring awareness to locals and visitors about the Humpback Whales that visit Maui every winter. The day began with a keiki parade and Eco-Day Conference for the kids.  Throughout the day visitors enjoyed [...]

18 February 2010

Maui Engagement Photos

By |February 18th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Beaches, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on Maui Engagement Photos

Natalie Brown Photography recently shared a photo shoot with us that is truly unique.  She was hired to secretly photograph an engagement on the beach.  As she told us the story, you could tell how it affected her just by the enthusiasm in her voice.  She went on to explain how she's enjoyed shooting photos [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 December 2009

Piiholo Ranch Zipline

By |December 21st, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Piiholo Ranch Zipline

Maui Zipline We've been on every Maui zipline tour, and we strongly feel that Piiholo Zipline offers the best tours.  Below we outline exactly why we feel this way: Safety - We like that you don't have to use your hands.  Some zipline courses use trolleys that necessitate you using your hands to slow down, [...]

14 December 2009

Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Boarding

By |December 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches|Comments Off on Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Boarding

If you haven’t already seen it, you will.  Stand Up Paddle boarding and surfing is the latest retro craze.  For years, we we’re reluctant to give it a try because we feel tied to our own roots of surfing (shortboarding.)  But, finally we gave it a shot and rented some boards from Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii in Dolphin Plaza (ask for Benjammin.) […]

20 November 2009

Maui Sport Fishing

By |November 20th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business|Comments Off on Maui Sport Fishing

We've recently discovered one of the best deals in Maui.  For those looking to save some money when doing a private boat charter, check into Maui Fun Charters.  They only allow 6 guests on at a time which makes for an intimate and inexpensive fishing trip.  But if you're reserving the private charter, you don't [...]

14 November 2009

No More Maui Pineapple!

By |November 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|Comments Off on No More Maui Pineapple!

Maui Pineapple Company, operated by Maui Land & Pineapple Company, will end all pineapple production in Maui, Hawaii. Warren Haruki, the Chairman and Interim CEO of ML&P, said that since 2002, Maui Pineapple Company (MPC) has lost $115 million in the businesses as well as $20 million they'd invested in a new fresh packing facility. [...]

11 October 2009

Maui Space News!

By |October 11th, 2009|Maui, Maui Events, Maui News|Comments Off on Maui Space News!

Advanced Maui Optical & Space Surveillance Technologies Conference The AMOS conference was held at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on September 1st through 4th, the only conference bringing together international astronomers and space surveillance experts. Hosted by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the conference had prominent speakers such as Senator Daniel K. Inouye (appropriately [...]

30 September 2009

Lingle Stops Plans for Maui Prison

By |September 30th, 2009|Maui, Maui News|Comments Off on Lingle Stops Plans for Maui Prison

Plans for a new Maui prison has been under dispute for some time with lawmakers.  This new complex would replace the Maui Community Correctional Facility that currently houses 351 inmates.  This facility is old and holds 142 more inmates than it was originally built for. Problems arose in the plans over disagreements at to the [...]

29 September 2009

Flower Power on Maui!

By |September 29th, 2009|Maui, Maui Art, Maui Business|Comments Off on Flower Power on Maui!

Perhaps induced by the recent anniversary of the original Woodstock, our favorite Aloha sticker company has come out with a whole line of great Hippie Stickers! Stuck on Maui has been producing the most authentic Aloha and Tiki Stickers for years, and it's great to see them branching out.  Maui is home to many hippies, [...]

18 September 2009

Skyline Eco-Adventures

By |September 18th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals|Comments Off on Skyline Eco-Adventures

Maui Zipline ToursFounded in 2002, Skyline Eco-Adventures now offers two locations for ziplining on Maui, Hawaii. The Haleakala Skyline Tour is phenomenal with views of the South and North Coast as well as the West Maui Mountains and the Central Valley. You'll zip across 5 lines while learning about the ecology of upcountry Maui. Each [...]

12 September 2009

John Legend at Castle Theatre MACC

By |September 12th, 2009|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui News|Comments Off on John Legend at Castle Theatre MACC

We regularly complain about how we don't get a lot of talent to Maui, relatively.  But after seeing the John Legend concert at the Castle Theatre on Thursday, we'd like to take all that back. Yes, it's true: we don't get a lot of big acts on Maui.  It's rare, but we do here and [...]

26 August 2009

A Perfect Maui Wedding

By |August 26th, 2009|Maui, Maui Beaches, Maui Events, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on A Perfect Maui Wedding

We recently caught up with Tamera, head wedding coordinator for Akia Weddings & Events.  She told us about the great weddings she's enjoyed putting together lately and shared some photos with us.  All of the photos on this page are from one of her latest Maui beach weddings. "Most brides choose to get married in [...]

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 [...]