Category Archives: Maui See & Do

Back from Maui

Wow, how quickly a five-night visit passed! As I reflect back on the last week, I can hardly believe how much we did in such a short period of time, with thanks again to the Maui Visitors Bureau and their partners for hosting us. I want to give you a preview of posts to come with a brief summary of our ... Read More »

Best places to find free entertainment and cultural activities in Hawaii

Getting to and staying in Hawaii can leave a dent in your wallet, but once you’re there, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy local culture. As we’ve visited Hawaii over the past decade, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and availability of free entertainment. We’ve enjoyed everything from free music performances from award-winning musical artists to ... Read More »

Go Visit Hawaii’s Whale Tales 2013

Being in Hawaii during humpback whale season — January through March (peak) — is magical. To see these amazing creatures come to the water’s surface to breath or breach is thrilling each and every time. During our recent trip to Kauai, Maui and Lanai, we took every opportunity that we could to watch for humpback whales. It was addictive and ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Glorious Haleakala sunset

Mahalo to Jack Boeggeman from our awesome facebook community for sharing today’s beautiful photo. Jack took this photo during his two-week, 2012 Christmas vacation on Maui and Hawaii, the Big Island. (Lucky Jack!) Jack took this photo at sunset from the top of Maui’s Haleakala. Most folks tend to go to Haleakala at sunrise, but as Jack says, “Haleakala sunsets ... Read More »

Should you do Haleakala sunrise and road to Hana in the same day?

Several readers have studied a Maui map and asked if I advise driving two of Maui’s most popular attractions – Haleakala summit for sunrise and the road to Hana — on the same day? They see that from Haleakala summit, they could possibly drive south on Highway 37 which turns into Highway 31 and circles around to Hana and East ... Read More »

Hawaii humpback whale watching is in full swing!

It’s that super duper awesome time of year when the humpback whales swim around their Hawaii playground. Having the opportunity to watch 40-ton whale leap out of the ocean to create a big splash is one of the many reasons that make winter a good time to visit Hawaii. Hawaii is a sanctuary for humpback whales. The shallow waters around ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Haleakala Crater

When most people think of Maui, they tend to think of beaches and palm trees. So when they take a trip up to the summit of Haleakala at about 10,000 feet above sea level, the moon-like landscape is a fascinating surprise. Mahalo to Susan Sims for sharing here photo of Maui’s Haleakala Crater with us. She snapped this photo just ... Read More »

DT Fleming Beach on Maui

One of our favorite Maui beaches is DT Fleming Beach in the Kapalua area of Maui. This crescent-shaped beach entices you relax in its beauty. Besides being a beautiful beach, DT Fleming has these other great aspects: – ample public parking that’s free – a lifeguard on watch – restrooms – restaurant that serves lunch at the Ritz-Carlton’s The Beach ... Read More »

Visiting Kahanu Garden off the road to Hana

A short diversion off the road to Hana (Hwy 360) leads to one of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Kahanu Garden. Two of the most distinguishing features of this garden are: Kahanu is an ethnobotanical garden – a garden that tells the relationship between people and the plants the use in their culture. Kahanu focuses on essential plants to Polynesian ... Read More »

Dragon’s Teeth at Kapalua Maui

When you visit Dragon’s Teeth along Kapalua’s windswept coast, you can easily imagine yourself in the mouth of a giant dragon. The unusual rock formations resemble jagged teeth jutting from a massive jaw. Visiting Dragon’s Teeth is relatively easy to do with a five to ten minute walk through the rough of the Bay Golf Course. Please keep in mind ... Read More »

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