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...]

Stay the course

You are exactly where you are supposed to be I believe in this saying with all my heart. Where you are at this very moment is where you are meant to be. It's where you will rest or gain clarity or it's where you will let the bubbles form, like in a hot tea kettle starting to push you to the top for release. It's where you'll be catapulted from, or it's where you will grow your roots. But it's where you are supposed to be right this very minute. There are no coincidences or even … [Read more...]

make every day unforgettable

It's fall...yes even in Hawaii...the summer tan has started to fade, school is in full swing, as is soccer and swim class and work-loads, oh my. As I look back on our photos from our summer trip, I had a longing for some travel and excitement. But then I found this quote and it brought my feet to the ground with a nice reminder that everyday, through soccer practices and swim classes, everyday has potential to be fun and unforgettable. Never forget that. … [Read more...]