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|0 Comments

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.  Pride of Maui has decided to run a contest where they’re giving away tickets to Molokini as well as to their sunset cruises.  All you have to do is […]

4 October 2011

Sailing and Snorkeling

By |October 4th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Valley Isle Excursions offers some pretty incredible experiences for those of you that like swimming at waterfalls, exploring rainforest, taking photos in front of breathtaking panoramic ocean views, learning about Hawaiian legends at black sand beaches, and having a ride home after wine tasting. These are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy while traveling in an air conditioned luxury vehicle with elevated seats and huge windows.  Learn more about how local guides can give you the best Road to Hana Tour. […]

8 March 2011

Maui Private Charters

By |March 8th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

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. One that we particularly like is Pride of Maui.  Along with regular snorkeling trips, sunset dinner cruises and whale watches, Pride of Maui does 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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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.) […]

13 October 2010

Why Molokini Crater?

By |October 13th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 September 2010

Ono Farms – Hana Organic Foods

By |September 6th, 2010|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Road To Hana|0 Comments

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 July 2010

Maui Film Festival Parties

By |July 1st, 2010|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Events, Maui Film Festival|0 Comments

The 2010 Maui Film Festival was incredible with big stars, great movies, and fun parties. This year's Maui Film Festival had the regular parties with many new faces.  The Starry Night Moondance party hosted by Tommy Bahama's Wailea was a hit!  The dance floor was moving like never before.  Most of the photos on this [...]

20 February 2010

Maui Whale Festival

By |February 20th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 December 2009

Piiholo Ranch Zipline

By |December 21st, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|0 Comments

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|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.) […]

20 November 2009

Maui Sport Fishing

By |November 20th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 September 2009

Skyline Eco-Adventures

By |September 18th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 August 2009

Maui Sailing – Sunset Cocktail Cruise

By |August 7th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Sailing|0 Comments

We recently enjoyed a top notch sailing trip aboard the Kai Kanani, which leaves from shore in South Maui. Unlike most boats in Maui, the Kai Kanani offers shore entry, meaning you walk from the sand onto the boat.  It's also the only boat that leaves from South South Maui, in front of the Maui [...]

26 June 2009

Scuba Diving Maui

By |June 26th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving|0 Comments

Divers: When visiting Maui, make sure to do a couple of dives.  We suggest having ProDiver Maui show you the best locations.  For more information, check out their Maui scuba diving page. A couple of tips: If you plan on diving in Maui, please make sure you don't go up to Haleakala Crater close to [...]