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 [...]

11 May 2009

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

By |May 11th, 2009|Maui, Maui Business, Maui Weddings|0 Comments

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|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 [...]

29 April 2009

Road to Hana Bridge Closure

By |April 29th, 2009|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Road To Hana|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|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, [...]

28 January 2009

Haleakala Bike Ride

By |January 28th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|0 Comments

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|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 [...]

10 August 2008

Halloween in Lahaina 2008

By |August 10th, 2008|Lahaina, Maui, Maui Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 August 2008

Maui Beach Wedding Permits

By |August 5th, 2008|Maui, Maui Weddings|0 Comments

Beginning this Month, August 2008, The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has made it mandatory for Beach Weddings on Maui to require a permit. And after much initial confusion and frustration within the wedding industry, permitting has begun with surprising ease. Those getting married on Maui will have no worries concerning permits for [...]

5 August 2008

Maui Transient Vacation Rentals

By |August 5th, 2008|Maui, Maui Real Estate, Maui Vacation Rentals|0 Comments

The recent crack down on illegal transient vacation rentals (TVR's) has become a reality for many Maui landlords and especially for one in particular. California resident and Maui homeowner Stephanie Rager is having legal action brought against her by Maui County. If she is convicted, she will have to pay up to $200,000 for repeatedly [...]

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 [...]

16 June 2008

The Maui Kitty Crisis

By |June 16th, 2008|Maui, Maui Art|0 Comments

The island of Maui, and all of the Hawaiian Islands, have a major cat problem. With no natural predators, and near-ideal conditions to live, feral cats are breeding rampantly all over. Without control over breeding, these kitty populations are growing exponentially. With rapid growth comes more collisions with vehicles, starvation, and disease.  The problem is [...]

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 [...]

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|2 Comments

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 [...]

20 December 2007

10 Ways to Save a fortune in Maui

By |December 20th, 2007|Maui, Saving Money|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Save a fortune in Maui

Here are 10 ways to save money and not lose the bank when traveling in Maui, Hawaii. 1. Rent a Condo The big fancy resorts are great but you can share a 2 bedroom condo with friends for 1/2 the cost of one room. 2. Eat In The first tip is crucial on this one. [...]