Category Archives: Maui

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 »

Take me there Tuesday: To the black sand beach at Waianapanapa

There are so many wonderful sights in Hawaii and, then, there are truly incredible places that knock your socks off. Waianapanapa is one of those knock-your-socks-off places. The black sand beach at Waianapanapa is a short diversion off Maui’s winding road to Hana. It’s one of the must-see stops that we include in our road to Hana advice. The brilliant ... Read More »

Seeing Maui’s Red Sand Beach in Hana (or easier alternatives)

Have you heard about Kaihalulu Beach, which is more commonly known as the red sand beach on Maui? It’s famous for its reddish sand and for something else that we’ll get to later on in this article. If you’re trying to decide if you’d like to visit this beach, we thought we’d give you the lowdown to help you make ... Read More »

Seven-Day Maui Vacation Itinerary

We understand how overwhelming planning a Maui vacation can be — particularly for the first time. We feel we’ve created a very fun and practical seven-day itinerary to help you experience all the highlights while allowing you enough free time to explore your personal interests. This itinerary includes adventure, history, culture and plenty of of beautiful island scenery. Note that ... Read More »

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2017

The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also ... Read More »

Maui July 4th Fireworks & Celebrations 2016

*** Note for the current July 4th information, see our new Maui July 4th fireworks and celebrations page. *** The following information is from 2016 for reference purposes only. Lahaina is the place to be for July 4th on Maui! This historic town will host fun for all ages including arts, face painting, lots of live music and more. Maui’s ... Read More »

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: May 31, 2016

* There’s a new hotel in Waikiki that’s recently opened their doors — Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. They’re giving away a five-night stay. * Outrigger Resorts has a sale on Hawaii hotel and condo stays, starting at $93 per night. The sale is valid for stays through May 25, 2017, but you must book by June 21, 2016 with ... Read More »

Maui’s Ali’i Nui Snorkel Sailing to Molokini

While there are many boat operations that will get you safely to Molokini and back to Maui, very few offer the high level of service that you’ll find with Ali’i Nui. They’re the luxury option when it comes to catamaran sailing off Maui. After hearing good things about Ali’i Nui, we decided to give them a try on our recent ... Read More »

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