2 August 2013

Kihei Boat Ramp

By |August 2nd, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Snorkeling, Travel|Comments Off on Kihei Boat Ramp

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|Comments Off on Drive & Fly Road to Hana

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 […]

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. […]

1 March 2013

Maui’s Best Health & Wellness Experiences

By |March 1st, 2013|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities|8 Comments

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 […]

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 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. […]

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: […]

26 June 2012

A snorkeler’s View

By |June 26th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on A snorkeler’s View

When snorkeling, most enjoy the colorful shallows of coastal reefs due to the density of fish and sea life found there.  Rocky volcanic caverns and intricately woven coral reefs provide sanctuary for small and medium sized fish.  Some of these active reefs are found just off the shore, while others require boat access.  […]

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 […]

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! […]

1 February 2012

Big Wave Surfing at JAWS

By |February 1st, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities|10 Comments

We’d like to share some incredible photos that Michael Chad Photography took recently when Jaws was breaking.  Even though the waves didn’t reach record size this day, they’re by no means small.  It’s frightening enough to think about being towed into Maui waves on a surfboard, but imagine kitesurfing into these massive waves! I think it’s safe to say that these guys have balls. […]

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! […]

7 November 2011

Molokini Maui Giveaway!

By |November 7th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui News, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on Molokini Maui Giveaway!

This giveaway has ended. Molokini Crater is one of the best locations to snorkel at within Maui waters due to it’s protection from swell, which gives some incredible clarity when snorkeling and diving.  A Molokini Boat has decided to run a contest where they’re giving away tickets to Molokini as well as to their sunset cruises. […]

4 October 2011

Sailing and Snorkeling

By |October 4th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on Sailing and Snorkeling

Teralani offers some great snorkeling trips on their state-of-the-art catamaran.  They do snorkeling, sunset cruises, whale watching and much more! […]

6 September 2011

Maui Wave Machine

By |September 6th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Maui Wave Machine

There are quite a lot of fun things to do in Maui, and surfing Maui’s wave machine should be on your top ten list.  Conveniently located in south Maui in Kihei Town, Da Rush Maui is a Flowrider wave machine that can get you up and surfing at your pace.  Both beginners and advanced surfers are embracing the controlled environment that this wave provides. […]

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. […]

27 June 2011

Haleakala National Park

By |June 27th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Haleakala National Park

Summit Area The summit of Haleakala is an island atop a volcanic island, with its own distinctive climate and habitats.  Its cinder desert is sometimes frozen and seemingly barren, Yet a variety of creatures and unique plants like the  ‘ahinahina (Silversword) have adapted to the summit’s extremes. Despite the contrasts to seashores of Maui, the summit is connected to the rest of the island in critical ways. The upper slopes capture moisture to nourish the rain forest of Kipahulu and feed the streams and waterfalls in the valleys.  The summit also preserves portions of the original Hawai’i, including native vegetation and evidence of the early inhabitants. […]

12 May 2011

Romantic Maui Activities

By |May 12th, 2011|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Road To Hana|Comments Off on Romantic Maui Activities

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. […]

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.

8 March 2011

Maui Private Charters

By |March 8th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on Maui Private Charters

We’ve recently been looking into private charters for weddings, corporate events, and family reunions.  Most vessels on Maui will allow for private charters at a price.  The key is finding the right boat for your trip with the best price. Along with regular snorkeling trips, sunset dinner cruises and whale watches, boats do their fair share of private bookings for weddings and events. […]

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. […]

25 January 2011

Eco-Friendly Maui Activities

By |January 25th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Maui Activities

Sadly, some of the activities on Maui are NOT ecologically friendly.  Even though whale watching increases our visitor’s knowledge and appreciation of Humpback Whales, the occasional boat strike puts them in harm.  Jet ski, para-sailing, helicopter tours, and even driving the Road to Hana dumps fumes from engines into the atmosphere.  Seeing that our island is economically tied to tourism, and understanding that the land and animal protection needed to run these activities far out ways the harm some of these activities may create to our environment, we believe Maui is in a better position than most places in the world to build on our already steady stance on environmental protection. […]

6 January 2011

Maui Whale Watching Experience

By |January 6th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Sailing|Comments Off on Maui Whale Watching Experience

I leaned over the edge of the boat as far as I could, totally mesmerized by the huge eye staring up at me. “She’s looking right at me.  I know it.” I leaned back slightly and slid myself left along the side of the boat.  The big eye followed me.  I grinned and slid myself to the right.  The big eye followed me back. […]

23 December 2010

Maui Mountain Biking

By |December 23rd, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Maui Mountain Biking

I didn’t bring my bike when I moved to Maui.  I didn’t think I would want it.  I’d never been to Hawaii before and everything I knew of the islands came from Jurassic Park and Lost.  I pictured beaches, beaches and impenetrable rain forest.  I knew there were mountains, but I thought they’d be so steep and covered in jungle that no one in their right mind would bike down them.  I figured I’d learn to surf, or kite board.  I wasn’t worried. After I’d been here for about six months I started to miss biking.  A lot.  Surfing was fun, but I wanted to go really fast for longer than a few seconds.  I wanted to brush elbows with trees, smell piney air and dust, and feel my body compress as I whipped around a berm.  I wanted to ride a bike. I went to some bike shops and asked around but everyone was really secretive.  I’d get vague answers about good trails somewhere on Haleakala, or redirected toward the road biking groups that met every Wednesday and needed more riders.  On this small island in the middle of the Pacific, nobody wanted to give up the goods. […]

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. […]

4 December 2010

Maui Whale Watching

By |December 4th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals|Comments Off on Maui Whale Watching

Humpback whales make their migration to the warm waters of Hawaii each year from mid December up until mid May.  The reason they leave their homes in the Pacific Northwest is to mate with other humpbacks and to give birth. Humpback whales mate and give birth in the same season? Sometimes, but most often they come to mate then return the following year to give birth.  The gestation period of a Humpback Whale is 12 months, which forms a perfect cycle. Why Hawaii? Humpbacks travel to Hawaii as well as south of North America for the warm, protected waters.  Hawaii, and specifically Maui, offers shallower areas to perform their mating habits as well as give birth away from deep ocean predators. […]

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 [...]

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.) […]