My Kayak Adventure at “Turtle Town” in Makena, Maui

This week started as all week's should...on a kayak, floating on the gorgeous Pacific ocean, and swimming with the turles and fishes. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. (without an alarm clock!) energized and excited to take an eco tour at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. This is the best way to get over any case of Monday blues one may have. Off on an adventure I admit, while on the outside I was trying to be as cool as a cucumber and excited for my tour on those top kayaks, on the inside I was … [Read more...]

Vote for Hawaii and my ‘Paradise Found’ Better Home and Gardens scent

Aloha guys! I am so excited to announce that I was chosen as the blogger to represent Hawaii in the Better Home and Gardens' "What's Your State Fragrance" Sweepstakes! If you vote for my scent, I could win a trip to the Better Home and Garden's Headquarters! VOTE NOW: Give BHG Live Better's Facebook Page a "Like" Then hover over the state of Hawaii and click "VOTE" Go NOW! {thank you!} Here's the skinny... 51 bloggers, one from every state, were asked to head to Walmart and buy … [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...]

luau love: old lahaina luau

For more than a few, the Old Lahaina Luau is a must-do when they come visit the island of Maui. Some make it their first night's treat, others use it as a last hurrah before flying home. And then there are those of us that live on the island and our visiting friends have requested "take me to the best luau on Maui..." That is when we head to The Old Lahaina Luau... being welcomed to the old lahaina luau the beautiful ladies of the old lahaina luau our server - the staff takes … [Read more...]

a message in a bottle

Saturday we headed to the beach late in the afternoon, after some laundry and dishes were done. We found a spot right off of the highway, where the sand meets the pavement, and we parked it. There was a little teeny tiny bay made by a line of large rocks, with a tiny slice of beach. This is where we sat, watching the kids splash and dig in the black sand. My son found half a coconut, realized it floated and quickly turned it into a sail boat. He'd throw it into the water and with each wave … [Read more...]