Category Archives: Maui

"Grand Tripping"? Has anyone else heard of this term?

So, I’ve just read this press release from Wailea Beach Villas and they use this term “grand tripping”.  They define it as “a new term for traveling with grandparents or multi-generation travel”.  Sounds like in interesting concept with built in babysitters, e.g. the grandparents. I took a look through this “grand tripping” offer from Wailea Beach Villas and basically it includes ... 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 »

16 Hawaii Hotels on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels

Travel + Leisure has announced their 2007 list of the 500 best hotels in the world.  There were 16 hotels from Hawaii making the prestigious list.  Here they are: From the Big Island: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows From Kauai: Princeville Resort Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa From Lanai: Four Seasons ... Read More »

Please Pardon My Drool

Oh my goodness!  If only I had a spare $5.25 million, I would buy this beautiful 5,000 square foot Hana house.  It is on 103 acres that even includes a waterfall. Here are just some of the features of this house that made me drool: “The octagonal house, built between 1994 and 1996, has a 30-foot-high cathedral ceiling in the ... Read More »

go! Now Offering Flights to Kapalua

go!,one of Hawaii’s low fare airlines, has launched service to Kapalua, Maui.  They will fly to Kapalua from Kahului, which is the largest airport on Maui, and from Honolulu.  Additionally, go! offers flights from Kona to Kahului. The go! website says they have fares that make you say, “hula-la”.  🙂 They are advertising a a special offer of $29 for ... Read More »

Sunset Dining in Hawaii (6 Secret Tips)

Catching a Hawaii sunset is a must to do on your Hawaii vacation. As sunset normally falls around dinnertime, why not make plans to enjoy a great dinner while watching sunset? Today, we’re sharing our best secrets for a wonderful sunset dinner in Hawaii. 1.  Make a reservation and get to the restaurant early. Restaurants in Hawaii seat their customers ... 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 »

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