4 August 2014

The ilikahi – Lahaina’s Boutique Retreat

By |August 4th, 2014|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Events, Maui Vacation Rentals|Comments Off on The ilikahi – Lahaina’s Boutique Retreat

Lahaina is one of the most visited places on Maui, and for good reason. With beauty and nightlife, we recommend enjoying an extended stay at The ilikahi!

15 July 2014

Kuau Mart is now Kuau Store

By |July 15th, 2014|Hawaii, Maui, Maui News, Road To Hana|Comments Off on Kuau Mart is now Kuau Store

Paia's old Kuau Mart is now reopened as Kuau Store, the perfect stop for lunch, local made snacks and picnic lunches to-go for the Road to Hana adventurers!

15 June 2014

11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Vacation in Maui

By |June 15th, 2014|Maui, Maui Activities, Travel|62 Comments

Here are some serious reasons why you should never, ever think to take a vacation in Maui. By Danielle Miller Why would you want to go to an exotic island in the pacific when you can stay on your couch in your living room doing the same old, same old? […]

3 June 2014

Real Life Examples of “Practicing Aloha”

By |June 3rd, 2014|Localism and Racism, Maui|Comments Off on Real Life Examples of “Practicing Aloha”

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"!

8 April 2014

Hawaii: the Perfect Place for Tiny Houses

By |April 8th, 2014|Maui, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|36 Comments

Growing in popularity all over the world, read what makes Hawaii one of the best places in the world for Tiny Houses!

25 March 2014

My Maui Fishing Experiences

By |March 25th, 2014|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on My Maui Fishing Experiences

Despite having had lived briefly with a river in my backyard, my total lifetime fishing time probably added up to less than 30 minutes (until this last year.)  It’s something that has always interested me, so when I was invited on my 1st Maui spearfishing trip, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

18 March 2014

Maui Executive Catering

By |March 18th, 2014|Maui Events|4 Comments

For a unique and delicious experience on Maui, check out Maui Executive Catering's Chef's Table, a 7-course meal using local, organic ingredients!

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. […]

26 December 2013

Maui Ocean Center

By |December 26th, 2013|Maui Activities, Maui Animals|Comments Off on Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center is Hawaii's largest and most popular aquarium. If you're looking for a fun day out of the sun, take the whole family to Maui Ocean Center!

17 December 2013

Redline Rafting

By |December 17th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling|Comments Off on Redline Rafting

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|Comments Off on Worthshop #3: Maui Event News

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|Comments Off on Maui Environmental Issues

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|Comments Off on South Pacific Kayaks Review

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.  […]

1 November 2013

2013 Halloween in Lahaina

By |November 1st, 2013|Lahaina, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Events, Maui News|2 Comments

Halloween is usually an exciting event wherever you are, but Halloween in Lahaina definitely steps it up a notch, and 2013 was no exception. The County of Maui offered public transportation specifically for the event, with “Halloween Express” busses running directly to Lahaina from both the Kihei Aquatic Center and War Memorial Parking Lot in Wailuku. However, if you prefer to travel a bit more in style, the Pride of Maui offered a special Halloween Cruise running directly from Maalaea Harbor to Lahaina and back again. […]

1 October 2013

Country Farm Tours

By |October 1st, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities|2 Comments

By Marilyn Jansen Lopes After you’ve done all the water activities, you might want to get a deeper sense of the land on Maui and learn what life is like for local people. Experience the country by visiting the farms and rich agricultural beauty of our island. […]

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. […]

1 September 2013

Maui Pineapple Tour Review

By |September 1st, 2013|Maui|4 Comments

The rolling pastoral slopes of Upcountry Maui have become a breadbasket of farm to table gourmet treats. And, just up at 1000ft elevation, Hailiimaile Pineapple Company have revived a historic tradition for the island of Maui – growing pineapple. […]

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|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 […]

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|Comments Off on Traveling with a Baby

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. […]

19 May 2013

Best Maui Waterfalls

By |May 19th, 2013|Hana, Maui, Road To Hana|1 Comment

Top 5 Waterfalls on Maui Twin Falls Maui (Wailele Farm) Located mauka of Wailele Farm at at mile marker #2, "Twin Falls" is what visitors often call the waterfalls in this area.  The closest fall (a 5 minute walk from the Farmstand) is on the right and perfect for swimming.  Further up in the left [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]