A Very Maui Christmas

Need a little Maui this holiday? Can't make it to Maui? Grab one, or two or three, of these Maui gift picks and have a little mele kalikimaka wherever you are this holiday season. 1. Tara B Trucker Hats, Made in Lahaina, 2. CraeVita 14K Gold Leather Wrap Bracelet, Made in Lahaina, 3. NinaKuna Gold Cowrie Shell Bracelet, Made in Wailuku, 4. TikiTales Hawaiian stocking, Made in Paia and on Lanai … [Read more...]

Punalau Beach (Windmills Beach) West Maui

Located past Honolua Bay as you travel north on the highway, Punalau Beach or Windmills Beach is a tucked away beach of white sand and pine trees. We headed there to have a picnic at the beach, swing on a rope, make boats out of found bamboo and search for heart-shaped rocks.   … [Read more...]

Hiking with Kids in West Maui

Maui has some great spots to take the family on a hike with your hiking poles. Here are a few ideas on the West side. If you head to Kapalua there are a few different hiking trails that are good for the kids. ☛ By DT Fleming beach is a trail that goes back into the valley a bit.  It's easy for kids.  Park at DT Fleming Beach and then walk a small ways back up Lower Honoapiilani, past the preschool, where you'll see the entrance to the trail. It's not long but the perfect length to … [Read more...]

What to do on Maui when it’s raining

It's rain and rainbow season on Maui... my favorite time of year. Don't let that strike fear that your vacation will be a bust. Read on for tips of things to do on Maui when it rains. I remember when we were coming to Maui for a visit and in between packing the diapers and bikinis, I checked the weather report only to find that it was supposed to be raining nearly our entire trip. I was bummed. Rain is not what you think of when planning a trip to paradise. No, umbrellas are not in your … [Read more...]

maui fun: ziplining!

I did it!  I flew at 6,000 feet above ground without a helicopter, an airplane or a parachute. And I loved it! A group of Maui social media lovers and myself were invited to fly like a bird at Piiholo Ranch. Located on the side of gorgeous Haleakala, we got suited up, hooked on to a zipline and then jumped off of a perfectly good spot that was safely on ground. We went on a five-line course and each one was better than the last, with our final run being the highest, 6,000 feet above land, … [Read more...]