20 February 2010

Maui Whale Festival

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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 [...]

18 February 2010

Maui Engagement Photos

By |February 18th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Beaches, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on Maui Engagement Photos

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|Comments Off on Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

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|Comments Off on New Maui Web Cam

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|Comments Off on Discount Hawaii Car Rentals

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 [...]

21 December 2009

Piiholo Ranch Zipline

By |December 21st, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Piiholo Ranch Zipline

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|Comments Off on Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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|Comments Off on Maui Sport Fishing

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 [...]

14 November 2009

No More Maui Pineapple!

By |November 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|Comments Off on No More Maui Pineapple!

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. [...]

11 October 2009

Maui Space News!

By |October 11th, 2009|Maui, Maui Events, Maui News|Comments Off on Maui Space News!

Advanced Maui Optical & Space Surveillance Technologies Conference The AMOS conference was held at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on September 1st through 4th, the only conference bringing together international astronomers and space surveillance experts. Hosted by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the conference had prominent speakers such as Senator Daniel K. Inouye (appropriately [...]

30 September 2009

Lingle Stops Plans for Maui Prison

By |September 30th, 2009|Maui, Maui News|Comments Off on Lingle Stops Plans for Maui Prison

Plans for a new Maui prison has been under dispute for some time with lawmakers.  This new complex would replace the Maui Community Correctional Facility that currently houses 351 inmates.  This facility is old and holds 142 more inmates than it was originally built for. Problems arose in the plans over disagreements at to the [...]

29 September 2009

Flower Power on Maui!

By |September 29th, 2009|Maui, Maui Art, Maui Business|Comments Off on Flower Power on Maui!

Perhaps induced by the recent anniversary of the original Woodstock, our favorite Aloha sticker company has come out with a whole line of great Hippie Stickers! Stuck on Maui has been producing the most authentic Aloha and Tiki Stickers for years, and it's great to see them branching out.  Maui is home to many hippies, [...]

18 September 2009

Skyline Eco-Adventures

By |September 18th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals|Comments Off on Skyline Eco-Adventures

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 [...]

12 September 2009

John Legend at Castle Theatre MACC

By |September 12th, 2009|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui News|Comments Off on John Legend at Castle Theatre MACC

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 [...]

26 August 2009

A Perfect Maui Wedding

By |August 26th, 2009|Maui, Maui Beaches, Maui Events, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on A Perfect Maui Wedding

We recently caught up with Tamera, head wedding coordinator for Akia Weddings & Events.  She told us about the great weddings she's enjoyed putting together lately and shared some photos with us.  All of the photos on this page are from one of her latest Maui beach weddings. "Most brides choose to get married in [...]

11 August 2009

Vacation Video Editing Services

By |August 11th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Business, Travel|Comments Off on Vacation Video Editing Services

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 [...]

7 August 2009

Maui Sailing – Sunset Cocktail Cruise

By |August 7th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Sailing|Comments Off on Maui Sailing – Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on Island Air Worst Airline Ever?

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|Comments Off on Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

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 [...]

26 June 2009

Scuba Diving Maui

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

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 [...]

14 June 2009

Maui Vs Oahu Roller Derby Bout

By |June 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Oahu|Comments Off on Maui Vs Oahu Roller Derby Bout

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 [...]

11 May 2009

Sugarman’s Estate (Honua Kai Lani) – Maui’s Best

By |May 11th, 2009|Maui, Maui Business, Maui Weddings|Comments Off on Sugarman’s Estate (Honua Kai Lani) – Maui’s Best

Recently, a few of us had the opportunity to attend a beautiful wedding at the Sugarman's Estate in Makena, South Maui.  Everything went off without a hitch and we thought we'd mention some of the highlights. This is one of the most beautiful properties on the island, and we we're overjoyed in being able to [...]

9 May 2009

2009 Craft Fair at Seabury Hall

By |May 9th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events, Saving Money|Comments Off on 2009 Craft Fair at Seabury Hall

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 [...]

29 April 2009

Road to Hana Bridge Closure

By |April 29th, 2009|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Road To Hana|Comments Off on Road to Hana Bridge Closure

UPDATE:  The road is back open!  To save yourself form the hassle of not knowing what's happening along the Road to Hana, take what's widely considered the best and cheapest road to hana tour.  Don't worry!  You can still do the road to Hana, but you can't go all the way around for 4-5 weeks [...]

27 April 2009

Big Beach Maui, Hawaii – Finally Lifeguards!!

By |April 27th, 2009|Maui, Maui Beaches|Comments Off on Big Beach Maui, Hawaii – Finally Lifeguards!!

Maui's Big Beach (Makena Beach) is finally getting lifeguards!  Today, over a dozen lifeguards trained near the second entrance as a lifeguard tower was put together. The dangers at Makena State Park are SERIOUS!  The shore break is extremely powerful even when there's little to no real swell in the water.  Incidents of injury and [...]

26 March 2009

Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

By |March 26th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Oahu, Travel|Comments Off on Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

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, [...]

28 January 2009

Haleakala Bike Ride

By |January 28th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Haleakala Bike Ride

If you're looking for a real thrill while on Maui, you need to try the most popular activity on the island. Take a bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala Volcano and you'll experience many things that most travelers haven't! While cruising down Haleakala's winding roads, you're able to see Maui in a different way than [...]

10 December 2008

10 Steps for Maui Business Success in a Down Economy

By |December 10th, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Saving Money|Comments Off on 10 Steps for Maui Business Success in a Down Economy

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|Comments Off on Kitty Crisis Update 2

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 [...]

10 August 2008

Halloween in Lahaina 2008

By |August 10th, 2008|Lahaina, Maui, Maui Events|Comments Off on Halloween in Lahaina 2008

This coming Halloween, 2008, will be the first in decades to not enjoy the cheerful costume contests and local booths in Banyan Tree Park. The Maui County Cultural Resources Commission denied permits for costume contests, live outdoor stages, and food and craft booths. Their reasoning behind this is to curb indecent and lewd behavior and [...]