Our magical outrigger adventure

It was a sleepy Sunday morning, Lahaina town was still quiet, the water was glassy and there I was with my two kids ready to take on an adventure...paddling an outrigger off the Maui coast. When we arrived at the shore we were greeted with a line of beautiful outriggers, all sitting facing the ocean, a sign of respect, I was told. It was a perfect Sunday morning. And then it got even better. We met up with our guides, Vae and Michael who gave us a quick tutorial on paddling. We learned … [Read more...]

Things to do with kids on Maui: Lahaina Animal Farm

A couple of weeks ago the kids and I visited The Lahaina Animal Farm in West Maui. It was a blast!  Check out the pics below then go read my review on Maui Family Magazine! Mahalo to the folks at Lahaina Animal Farm for such a  fantastic time!   … [Read more...]

a little jaunt to the ‘Iao Valley

We had a great, mellow day that included a trip to the 'Iao Valley, which is just a short 40 minute drive from Lahaina, near Wailuku Town. Along the way we spotted whales splashing - a  baby and mom. It was the quintessential day on Maui! We first stopped off at the Hawaii Nature Center Gorgeous 'Iao Valley... The 'Iao Needle Warriors used it as their look out spot back in the day We played in the water...you can see a lei someone had thrown into the water peeking out from … [Read more...]

Ask The Ohana Mama…Maui Lodging For the Local at Heart

Alrighty folks we've got another "Ask The Ohana Mama" question for ya!  This time it's about where to stay on Maui with kids and without the hit-you-over-your-head-touristy-feeling... Hi Sarah, Love your blog! We (myself, wife, and two toddlers) are planning a vacation in Sept to Maui. I read tons of material but could not find a good answer to the following question: Where is the best place to stay? We want to enjoy the beaches, be close to activities / restaurants / etc, but wonder if … [Read more...]