Category Archives: Maui See & Do

Kaanapali Golf Course Review

Micheal Russ has written a nice review of the Kaanapali Golf Course on  If you are looking for a pleasant golfing experience, the Kaanapali Course sounds like it suits the bill.  Here is what Micheal Russ had to say about it. “I highly recommend taking the opportunity to play Kaanapali GC on your next visit to Maui because it ... Read More »

Maui’s Haleakala Bike Tours Under Review

The risky downhill bike tours from 10,000 feet above sea level are being evaluated for safety by the National Park Services.  A Haleakala National Park spokesperson told the Star Bulletin that they are evaluating the risks of the tours and how to reduce injury.  They declined to say whether a ban was being considered.     Quite honestly, I’ve never understood the appeal ... Read More »

Hawaii Golf Resorts Dominate 2007 Conde Nast List

Hawaiian golf resorts earned very high marks with Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers.  The magazine asks their readers to rate the top courses across the world according to course design, pro staff, speed of play, accommodations, service, food/dining, and facilities.  Here is how the top Hawaiian courses ranked among readers: 1. FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE LODGE AT KOELE, Lanai, Hawaii ... Read More »

Interesting Day Trips to Lanai

From Maui, you can take some neat day trips to Lanai.  One way to see Lanai for a day trip is via the Lahaina-Lanai Ferry.  You can either take the ferry trip only or add on golf, clay shooting, or other tours.  Their website details a number of options. If you are like me, you like to find the unique, “non-cattle ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Lone Conde Nast "Hottie"

Conde Nast Traveler released their 2007 Hot Lists this week covering hot new  hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, and spas from around the globe.  The only Hawaiian mention in this years list was for the Mandara Spa on Maui.  This new spa is at  the Wailea Marriott and part of a $60 million upgrade.  Hmmm…why am I suddenly craving a massage?  🙂 Technorati tags: Conde ... Read More »

Top Hawaiian Spas

Mobile Travel Guide has released their 2007 list of top spas.  There were eight Hawaiian spas on the list.  Maui, Oahu, Lanai, and the Big Island have four and three-star spas.  Maui has the most spas on the list with four in total.  No spas on Kauai were listed. Moble Guide Four-Star Hawaiian Spas • Hualalai Sports Club and Spa, Four Seasons ... Read More »

Advice on Choosing a Safe Helicopter Tour

If you are considering a sight seeing tour by helicopter in Hawaii and are concerned about the safety of the tour, be sure to do your research before you hop onto one of the whirly birds. Here is some valuable advice I found in this article: The NTSB maintains an online database ( with accident information searchable by state ... Read More »

A Review of Maui’s Train System

Well, maybe not exactly a “system”. 🙂 Here is a very nice review of Maui’s Sugar Cane Train which is a train that uses the railway that was originally built for transporting sugar cane and mill workers back when the sugar cane industry was booming on Maui. Now, this steam engine train offers various excursions. Their website says, “although the ... Read More »

Zagat Kudos for Kapalua’s Plantation Golf Course

Zagat released their 2007/2008 Guide to America’s Top Golf Courses today. Zagat surveyed more that 6,250 avid golfers who played more than 560,000 rounds in the past 12 months. The survey covered 1,075 courses in the US, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Maui’s Plantation Course earned the number nine spot on the top ten list courses in the US. It ... Read More »

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