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 Road to Hana Tours 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. […]

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 that aren’t already doing a Road to Hana tour.  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|Comments Off on Hawaii iPhone Cases

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: […]

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 tour driver. (Road To Hana Tours LLC toll free: 1-808-460-6055) Photos by Natalie Brown Photography as well as Hawaii Web Group […]

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 […]

19 April 2012

The Shins Rock MAUI

By |April 19th, 2012|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui News|1 Comment

The Shins absolutely rocked the house at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center last night at the Castle Theater.  They played a good grip of our old favorites as well as some new ones off their newest album, Port Of Morrow. The evening began with cocktails and familiar faces outside the entrance of the Castle at MACC.  We were really happy to see that the art exhibit next door was still open (closes I believe in a few days.)  Beautiful pieces lined the walls, including one piece from Jefferson Stillwell. We strolled around seeing some amazing local art before The Shins began playing. […]

17 April 2012

SNORKELING MAUI

By |April 17th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|Comments Off on SNORKELING MAUI

This is our 100th blog post on the Maui Goodness!  We started in 2007 with a short list of ways to save money in Maui.  Since then, we’ve spoken about the many things to do in Maui, Maui weddings, Maui real estate, Maui news and much more.  It’s been a fun ride, and we’re continuing with today’s post honoring SNORKELING! […]

28 March 2012

Illegal Maui TVR’s

By |March 28th, 2012|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Vacation Rentals, Saving Money|18 Comments

A quick note to those looking to rent a vacation rental in Maui.  Though vacation rentals can sometimes be the best option as far as price and privacy, not all Maui vacation rentals are created equally.  PLEASE, do not rent illegal TVR’s.  An illegal transient vacation rental is a home that is being rented to Maui visitors without getting the required permitting.  […]

1 January 2012

Maui Activities for Couples

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

Maui Activities for Couples We’ve listed 7 of the most popular Maui activities for couples.  We hope you’ll experience some of these when you visit Maui with your significant other. Most of the photography was shot by Natalie Brown.  See her Maui Photography, from weddings to portraits to landscapes! […]

13 December 2011

Roasted Duck Breast Recipe Maui Style

By |December 13th, 2011|Hawaii, Maui, Recipes|1 Comment

This is the first recipe of (hopefully) many Hawaiian-inspired dishes using local Maui ingredients.  This roasted duck breast came out perfectly with a fig/blueberry/ginger/guava chutney and sage/rosemary quinoa. Everything will take you less than an hour to put together.  The following is a recipe for 2 people. […]

29 August 2011

Maui Photo Festival 2011

By |August 29th, 2011|Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Business, Maui Events, Maui News|8 Comments

We’ve listed our favorite parts of the Maui Photo Festival along with some things that can be improved. THE GOOD Location! Perfect for outdoor photo shoots and workshops. The beaches here are amazing and perfect for sunsets.  you can’t ask for a better area to shoot at. Warm, Strong Community. This is different from any other photography convention we’ve been to.  It’s not as huge as some of the mainland conventions, which brings people together more to meet and learn from each other.  These things are fantastic for networking and learning from other professionals and enthusiasts. It’s a less intimidating environment allowing everyone time to speak to the pros and mingle. […]

2 May 2011

Snorkeling with Tourists

By |May 2nd, 2011|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Snorkeling|2 Comments

Inspired by the oatmeal, we thought it would be fun to build a short comic about why we don’t share while snorkeling with tourists.  This is based on real life experiences (unfortunately.)  We hope you like it! […]

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

Road to Hana Tours offers some pretty incredible experiences visiting waterfalls, exploring rainforest & learning about Hawaiian legends.

1 April 2011

Maui Proposal Ideas

By |April 1st, 2011|Hana, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Beaches, Maui Weddings, Road To Hana|2 Comments

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. […]

24 February 2011

Pepper Live At House Party

By |February 24th, 2011|Big Island, Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Molokai, Oahu|14 Comments

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. […]

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 [...]

2 February 2011

[email protected]_Guy

By |February 2nd, 2011|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Snorkeling|1 Comment

This is the first of many posts we’ll be adding about being pregnant on Maui. For the most part, snorkeling while pregnant can be done without danger and can be a great way to get some exercise while increasing the mother’s happiness (both very important for a healthy pregnancy.) There are a few things you should consider before snorkeling while pregnant. When in your 3rd trimester, it’s a bit more risky since you’ll have less energy and dexterity. Dangers and tips: 1. Reef Cuts and Infection Upon entry and exit of the water, you’ll often find yourself in shallow water. Shallows are also prevalent around reef outcroppings. If you touch the reef at anytime, you’ll likely be cut. Cuts lead to infections, which are bad news when pregnant. We suggest going out at calm beaches and staying a clear distance from any reef. […]

8 December 2010

Kendall Grove MMA Workout

By |December 8th, 2010|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Kendall Grove MMA Workout

Mixed Martial Arts Master Kendall Grove was recently featured in ESPN magazine for his unusual, yet effective, new Maui workout. […]

22 November 2010

Sublime w/ Rome at the MACC

By |November 22nd, 2010|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events|Comments Off on Sublime w/ Rome at the MACC

Last night Sublime played at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) with their new lead guitar and singer Rome Ramirez.  Rome made for an excellent replacement for the deceased Bradley Nowell. Sublime, now "Sublime with Rome", played most of our favorite classic Sublime songs along with a few new ones.  We think that they [...]