Category Archives: Maui

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 4, 2011

Here’s this week’s top news about the islands of Aloha. * Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating their fourth Airbus A330 with $334 roundtrip fares. That’s fares starting at $334 for all Hawaiian Airlines direct transpacific routes! You must book these fares by May 5, 2011 for travel between September 9 – November 17, 2011, which happens to be one of the ... Read More »

The Two Sides of Maui’s Haleakala

Mount Haleakala offers two distinctly different environments to explore on your Maui vacation – a lush tropical rain forest and a practically barren alpine summit.  These two diverse environments are separated by thousands of feet in elevation, as well as over 100 inches of annual rainfall. What I find most fascinating is that  these two dramatically different climates are only ... Read More »

Directions to Haleakala Summit for Watching Sunrise

From my advice for watching Haleakala sunrise, I recommend that you map out your directions at least a day before you plan to go. Otherwise, you’ll be fumbling around for directions in the dark while you’re only half awake. That’s a recipe for getting lost in a hurry. In theory, getting to the summit of Haleakala sounds easy peasy. In ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: April 13, 2011

Let’s take a peek at today’s news and deals roundup. * Kauai’s newly renovated Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa is on sale for $249 per night for stays through June 15, 2011. You must book by April 19. * This Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas deal caught my eye — $149 per night. This sale is valid for stays through June ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: March 23, 2011

* Maui’s Fairmont Kea Lani has spiffed up their guestrooms with new furniture, luxury linens, and HD televisions. Their family-friendly villas have also been upgraded with a new gourmet kitchen designs. There’s a fifth night free promotion at this resort that’s valid through June. * Waikiki’s Aqua Surf & Spa is offering a great deal with a free double upgrade ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Lava Tubes – What Are They & Where to See Them

When you visit Hawaii, try to check out a lava tube, if you can. These cave-like structures are a amazing formations whether active or inactive for centuries. What are lava tubes? They might be best described as pipes for underground lava rivers. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has produced a nice little video with an explanation of lava tubes. (Email subscribers, ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: ‘A Trail To A View’ Edition

Today’s Aloha Friday Photo was submitted by Catherine who enjoyed spending New Years in Maui along with her husband, son and good friends. Catherine took this photo from the Kipahulu region of Haleakala National Park that you can find beyond Hana off the spectacular road to Hana. More specifically, she took this photo from the Kuloa Point Trail, which is ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: February 9, 2011

*  Maui’s Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is offering a good “Bed and Breakfast Package”. The nightly rate deal is $349 and includes free breakfast for two daily, overnight valet parking and the $20 daily resort fee. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a beautiful luxury resort which is perfect for those looking to celebrate a special anniversary or honeymoon. For this deal, room categories range ... Read More »

Stargazing on Your Hawaii Vacation

On my very first Maui vacation, I enjoyed watching the sun rise over the crater at the summit of Haleakala. I expected that I would see a spectacular sunrise, and, indeed, I did. What I didn’t expect to see was the star show before the first light of dawn. My goodness! What a sight! I’ve never seen so many stars ... Read More »

Video visit to Maui’s Kamaole Beach

With a good bit of North America covered in snow and ice, we could all use some defrosting, right? Here’s a two-minute video of Maui awesomeness that’ll warm you up in a hurry. Hawaii Sunset Video HD: Maui, Kihei, Kamaʻole Beach from Aclara Promotions on Vimeo. (Email subscribers: if this video doesn’t display in your email, click here to access ... Read More »

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