Category Archives: Maui See & Do

Take me there Tuesday: Pipiwai Trail, Maui

Driving Maui’s delightful road to Hana (and beyond) can be an action packed day. With so much to see and do, it’s challenging to budget your time, but if you are up for a hike, the Pipiwai Trail is one that’s worth your time. (Allow between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this 4-mile hike.) The trail goes past banyan trees, ... Read More »

Maui and Molokai helicopter tours, pricing and reviews

We continue our Hawaii helicopter series with a look at the tour companies in Maui and Molokai. Generally, Maui helicopter tour options are: Hana coast West Maui mountains Haleakala Molokai sea cliffs, which are some of the tallest in the world A combination of the above We list the least expensive tour option for each tour company. Be sure to explore ... Read More »

Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter. Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience: We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Hamoa Beach, Maui

In a previous “Take me there Tuesday” we featured the black sand beach of Waianapanapa off the road to Hana. Today’s featured beach is further down this picturesque drive to Hamoa Beach and, oh, it is a stunner! Hamoa Beach is located just past (south) the town on Hana off the short but very scenic Haneoo Road. This crescent-shaped beach is ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Dragon’s Teeth, Maui

Maui has many jaw-dropping coastline views, but at one of them you may feel like you’re actually in a jaw. When you visit Dragon’s Teeth in Kapalua on Maui, it’s like being in the lower jaw of a giant dragon with the jagged rocks resembling the shape of large, sharp teeth. The walk to Dragon’s Teeth is a relatively short and ... Read More »

The most scenic hikes in Hawaii by island

From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve etched some of our fondest memories while hiking on Hawaii’s many beautiful trails. The sights and sounds made every step worth the experiences. We want to share our favorite, scenic hikes by Hawaiian Island in case you would like to create your own memories on these amazing trails. Kauai Our favorite Kauai hike is ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset at Ho’okipa

Mahalo to Sandi Peck of New Castle, Delaware for sending in this well-timed, splash shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Sandi captured this photo at sunset from Ho’okipa during a Maui visit in January 2014. She tells us it’s one of her favorite places on Maui. Ho’okipa is located off Highway 36 in north/central Maui. It’s just past Paia ... Read More »

Discovering local foods and drinks of Maui

As you’re planning your Maui vacation itinerary, you might want to plan to enjoy some yummy adventures that the island has to offer. From organic farms to unique frozen treats, you’ll find some ways taste the local culture. O’o Organic farm tour – This farm-to-table tour leads you through an excellent variety of organic vegetables and fruits. After tour a ... Read More »

Haleakala National Park to begin reservation system for summit sunrise

One of the top things to do on a Maui vacation is to watch the sunrise over a volcanic crater from 10,000 feet elevation. Apparently, this activity has become a little too popular with more people (and cars) visiting than available parking spaces. Per officials at Haleakala National Park, The four summit parking lots serving sunrise viewing hold approximately 150 ... Read More »

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