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4 June 2010

Maui Fires

By |June 4th, 2010|Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 February 2010

Maui Engagement Photos

By |February 18th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Beaches, Maui Weddings|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 December 2009

Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Boarding

By |December 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches|0 Comments

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.) […]

14 November 2009

No More Maui Pineapple!

By |November 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|0 Comments

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. [...]

12 September 2009

John Legend at Castle Theatre MACC

By |September 12th, 2009|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui News|0 Comments

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 [...]

11 August 2009

Vacation Video Editing Services

By |August 11th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Business, Travel|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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! [...]

21 July 2009

Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

By |July 21st, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|0 Comments

Billionaire David Murdock has plans to build over 200 wind turbines near Polihua Beach on the island of Lanai, Hawaii.  The power generated by the windfarm would be sent by underwater cables to the island of Oahu, our most populated island.  In this move, Murdock would recoup some of his losses from his struggling Lanai [...]

4 July 2009

Tommy Bahama Starry Night – Maui Film Festival

By |July 4th, 2009|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Film Festival, Saving Money|0 Comments

Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe in Wailea, South Maui, threw one of the best parties of the year to start off the Maui Film Festival. On Wednesday the 17th of June, 2009, this notoriously fun party attracted all kinds of celebrities, vacationers, and local Maui residents. Some of the celebrities that enjoyed the warm night were [...]

20 June 2009

Maui Film Festival – Willie Nelson Sings

By |June 20th, 2009|Celebrities in Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui Film Festival|0 Comments

On Friday June 20th, 2009, Willie Nelson received the Maverick Award Tribute at the Celestial Cinema in Makena during the Maui Film Festival.  He sang a few songs and played the guitar (shown in this video) between movies.  His music and good spirit were welcomed under the stars by thousands of Maui locals and visitors. [...]

14 June 2009

Maui Vs Oahu Roller Derby Bout

By |June 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Oahu|0 Comments

On May 17th, 2009, the bad-a$$ ladies of roller derby got together on Maui for a battle royale.  The roller derby bout took place at the Boys and Girls Club in Wailuku between the Oahu and Maui teams.  Though (as you can see in the pictures) it was fiercely competitive, both teams played with the [...]

9 May 2009

2009 Craft Fair at Seabury Hall

By |May 9th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events, Saving Money|0 Comments

Maui's favorite springtime event, the 36th annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair was held today Upcountry.  This much anticipated event did not disappoint.  Every year, the craft fair is held the day before Mother's Day and for good reason.  The event was packed with visitors and residents looking to pick up something unique and locally made [...]

26 March 2009

Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

By |March 26th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Oahu, Travel|0 Comments

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, [...]

10 December 2008

10 Steps for Maui Business Success in a Down Economy

By |December 10th, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Saving Money|0 Comments

Nowadays, it seems everyone in the world is suffering at least a little bit.  Maui and Hawaii are no exceptions.  After dealing with companies on Maui for many years now, we've identified some common traits that are keeping regular Maui business owners down, especially right now.  Here are a few things that you can do [...]

25 August 2008

Kitty Crisis Update 2

By |August 25th, 2008|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Animals|0 Comments

This is in response to an enlightening post by Candy Aluli. She explained that many of the euthanized cats at the Maui Humane Society are put down because of their health, not because they're homeless. The Maui Humane Society is responsible for countless free spay and neutered cats. Here at THE MAUI GOODNESS we're glad [...]

9 August 2008

Maui Cat Overpopulation Update

By |August 9th, 2008|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Animals|0 Comments

One of our editors just stumbled upon a great article in Maui Weekly about the problems with cat overpopulation on Maui. Some of the statistics claimed are: There are anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 homeless cats on Maui. As many as 250 cats are euthanized EVERY MONTH at the Maui Humane Society. The organization of [...]

1 July 2008

The Current Hawaii Economy

By |July 1st, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Hawaii Flights, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|0 Comments

Like most of the nation, our economy in Hawaii is taking a hit. Hawaii Real estate prices have steadied, but not fallen like those on the mainland. Thanks to the bankruptcies of both ATA and Aloha, the cost of flying to Hawaii has dramatically risen. This, combined with the rest of the nation's belt-tightening, has [...]

5 June 2008

Chances of Being Attacked by a Shark in Hawaii

By |June 5th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Molokai, Oahu|0 Comments

Your chances are near to none. You're more likely to win the lottery than be attacked by a shark. The following statistics come from over 125 years of reports. Over this long period of time, there have only been 15 unprovoked shark attacks resulting in fatalities in the Hawaiian Islands. 113 attacks total occurred in [...]

15 May 2008

Hawaiian Localism and Racial Tension

By |May 15th, 2008|Hawaii, Localism and Racism|0 Comments

A question we're often asked stems from the stigma attached to the islands about local tension and racism. Stories regularly float around about local Hawaiians beating up haoles and tourists. Is this True? Yes and no. In any community, you're bound to find bad seeds and racism. We don't live in a perfect world. On [...]

8 April 2008

ATA and Aloha Airlines Bankrupt

By |April 8th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu|0 Comments

After 60 years of travel to and from Hawaii, Aloha Airlines has closed it's doors. ATA Airlines followed suit shortly afterwards causing enormous travel issues for customers. Those who payed with cash or a check have been left high and dry with no refund for unused tickets as well as many stranded from home. Neither [...]

19 February 2008

Celebrities in Maui Hawaii

By |February 19th, 2008|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Film Festival, Molokai, Oahu|0 Comments

I've lived in Los Angeles for half of my life and on Maui for the other. Since being on Maui, I've seen 100 times more celebrities than I ever did in LA. Why do celebrities come to Hawaii? Hawaii is the closest tropical vacation getaway to LA. Also, paparazzi are not quite as prevalent on [...]

4 February 2008

Island Fever

By |February 4th, 2008|Big Island, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Molokai, Oahu|1 Comment

What Is Island Fever? Island Fever is the phenomena of feeling claustrophobic from the close proximity of each shoreline, and feeling disconnected from the outside world. This is a pretty common thing on the islands, seeing that we're out in the middle of the biggest ocean in the world. Most people move away after a [...]

15 January 2008

Hawaii Flights

By |January 15th, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Travel|0 Comments

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 [...]