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3 June 2014

Real Life Examples of “Practicing Aloha”

By |June 3rd, 2014|Localism and Racism, Maui|0 Comments

Aloha is much more than a word for hello and goodbye; it's a way of life. We want to hear your real life examples of "practicing aloha"!

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. […]

20 December 2013

Ho’olei Wailea Real Estate

By |December 20th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui News, Maui Real Estate|0 Comments

Special thank you to Dano Sayles of Hawaii Real Estate, who made our tour of the Ho'olei Wailea Property a beautiful and worthwhile experience!

17 December 2013

Redline Rafting

By |December 17th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

Redline Rafting is a wonderful way to spend the day on Maui, taking you to great snorkeling spots like Molokini, La Perouse Bay and Turtle Town.

5 December 2013

Worthshop #3: Maui Event News

By |December 5th, 2013|Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Events, Maui News, Maui Real Estate|0 Comments

Interested in the luxury real estate market on Maui? Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn and hear from the best in the industry!

1 December 2013

Maui Environmental Issues

By |December 1st, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Animals, Maui Business, Maui News|0 Comments

Despite being most people's idea of paradise, Maui still faces some important environmental issues. Take a look at some of the biggest issues of 2013.

26 November 2013

South Pacific Kayaks Review

By |November 26th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

Beach life wakes up early on Maui to take advantage of the pristine conditions and glassy water. Not being a morning person, the 7 a.m. beach check-in originally felt dreadfully early and potentially chilly. […]

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. […]

9 September 2013

Leilani Snorkel Cruise Review

By |September 9th, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|Comments Off on Leilani Snorkel Cruise Review

Sometimes you just need to get away! Recently I jumped on board the Leilani for a day out in the sunshine on the sparkling blue Pacific waters. The 5 hour trip took us to Molokini and Turtle Town, complete with a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. […]

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. […]

2 August 2013

Kihei Boat Ramp

By |August 2nd, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Snorkeling, Travel|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 […]

12 June 2013

Opening Night Maui Film Fest

By |June 12th, 2013|Celebrities in Hawaii, Maui, Maui Film Festival, Maui News|1 Comment

Right now, many are enjoying the opening night Twilight Reception of the Maui Film Festival at Capische? at the Hotel Wailea.  It's already a major success with great food and perfect weather.  We see that Jeff Scheer of Maui Executive Catering is there, but we're not sure if he's running the events food or just [...]

2 June 2013

Traveling with a Baby

By |June 2nd, 2013|Hana, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News, Road To Hana, Travel|0 Comments

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. […]

14 May 2013

Social Media Hits Hana

By |May 14th, 2013|Hana, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Events, Maui News, Road To Hana|5 Comments

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. […]

2 April 2013

Maui Agricultural Festival

By |April 2nd, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Events, Maui News|2 Comments

Fresh local food, chef competitions, great produce and local products and live music/dancing are some of the reasons to visit the Maui Tropical Plantation on April 6th.  The Maui County Ag Fest is one of the best events on Maui.  […]

1 April 2013

Top Maui Wedding Vendors

By |April 1st, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Weddings|4 Comments

Putting together a destination wedding can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.  Knowing who are the best in the industry definitely takes the edge off and puts you a few steps ahead.  The following list shows some of our favorite people to work with when getting married in […]

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. […]

18 January 2013

Oceanfront Real Estate

By |January 18th, 2013|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Beaches, Maui Real Estate|0 Comments

There’s no question that Maui is THE destination for those with means to buy an oceanfront home.  Why Maui over other tropical locations? Perfect Beaches – Our water is […]

1 January 2013

Maui Guide Rebuild

By |January 1st, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui News|15 Comments

The final touches are currently being finished on our main website: the Maui Information Guide. This website rebuild is 2 years in the making!  That’s right, we’re doing more than just rebuilding the look.  We expect to launch February 15th! New Features More Photos – larger photos from professional photographers will be featured along with slideshows. […]

29 December 2012

TedxMaui is almost HERE!

By |December 29th, 2012|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Events, Maui News|7 Comments

Last year, we were so lucky to go to the 1st Annual TedxMaui!  For those that don’t know, Ted.com is a great place to spend some computer time getting inspired by hundreds of 20 minute talks by the top speakers in almost every field.  We first watched them while having lunch (since they’re short enough to watch then talk about in a lunch break.)  We never imagined that the talks would come to Maui! We expect to be awed again on January 13th, 2013! […]

1 December 2012

Maui Wedding Cruise

By |December 1st, 2012|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Sailing, Maui Weddings|8 Comments

Here are some photos from a wedding on the Pride of Maui taken by Natalie Brown Photography.  The wedding ceremony was performed at a private residence in Kihei, south Maui, then the reception was held on the boat.  Leaving from Maalaea Harbor, the Pride of Maui cruised along the coast making for some great photos and excellent memories. […]

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: […]

26 July 2012

Hawaii iPhone Cases

By |July 26th, 2012|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Business, Maui News, Molokai, Oahu|0 Comments

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! […]

1 July 2012

Maui Sunset Cruise

By |July 1st, 2012|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities|5 Comments

Without question, our favorite thing to do on any given day on Maui is to take a sunset cocktail cruise. We’ve written this article to help you better understand what goes into a Maui sunset cruise, whether the Green Flash is real, why you may hear the call of a conch shell, and sunset times for this July. There are several reasons to go on a Maui Sunset Cruise.  Here are a few: […]

14 June 2012

Oceanfront West Rental

By |June 14th, 2012|Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Maui Vacation Rentals|0 Comments

This west Maui oceanfront 2 bedroom condo, in the heart of Ka’anapali, is perfect for couples and families looking to enjoy the privacy of home but the location and amenities of a resort.  Newly renovated, you’ll find this is the perfect spot for visitors that want to walk to everything they need.  Book your vacation dates early in order to secure your dates at Maui Sands. […]

9 June 2012

Snorkeling at Honolua Bay

By |June 9th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|5 Comments

It’s easy to see why snorkeling in Maui is some of the best snorkeling in the world. Each year thousands of visitors travel to Maui to experience one of Maui’s fantastic snorkeling tours. Maui’s shallow reefs provide an excellent place to see the countless variety of fish and sea life that inhabit the Maui coastline. Like finding a hidden treasure, first time snorkelers take home a truly special experience from their Maui vacation with memories that last a lifetime. […]

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) […]