Kula Country Farms: Maui Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own Strawberries and More

Kula Country Farms: Maui Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own Strawberries and More

When most people think of Hawaii, warm weather, sandy beaches, bright blue water and sunshine come to mind. Actually, Hawaii possesses almost all climates in the world in just one place. On Maui, the temperature fluctuates depending on the trade winds as well as what side of the island you are on.  The south shore tends to be sunnier and hotter, while the north shore tends to be cooler and windier. Kula, located on the slopes of Haleakala – a…

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Best Things to Do on the Big Island. A Sample Itinerary.

Best Things to Do on the Big Island. A Sample Itinerary.

Dear Hawaii Resident, Two of us are visiting the Big Island for a week, would you please tell us what to see and where to stay. Thank you, Mainland Visitors. Aloha Visitors, I’d love to! and welcome, e komo mai (eh-komo-my) to our beautiful island. A good advice needs to take into account your interests and I will give you some options to choose from. So, this itinerary is flexible and can be easily adjusted. You can fly to either…

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Safe Driving in Maui. Tips on How to Safely Navigate Our Beautiful Island

Safe Driving in Maui. Tips on How to Safely Navigate Our Beautiful Island

When driving in any foreign place there are always precautions to take and things to look out for and driving in Maui is not any different.  Though the island is extremely easy to navigate and traffic is rarely an issue, there are more important factors that play into what locals consider safe driving.  Here are a few things to look out for and to be aware of next time you find yourself driving around the island. From personal experience, two…

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Why Sign a Vacation Rental Agreement and How it Benefits Both Parties

Why Sign a Vacation Rental Agreement and How it Benefits Both Parties

You just got off your plane in Hawaii. You came all the way from Texas and have never been to this island paradise before. Now, you finally get the chance to experience Hawaii after saving up your vacation days from work and extra spending money each month. You scheduled tours, beach days, and even found some great vacation rental properties to serve as your home away from home during this dream vacation. This Hawaiian trip will surely be everything you…

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Best Coffee in Maui – the Ultimate Guide for Coffee Lovers

Best Coffee in Maui – the Ultimate Guide for Coffee Lovers

For the coffee lovers out there Maui is a great place to find unique cafes that offer Hawaii grown coffee, health conscious food and beautiful island atmosphere. Whether you are seeking out the best coffee in Maui, in need of a relaxing space to work, looking for a quick “pick me up” or a community space to catch up with friends/family, there is a wide range of cafes to visit on all parts of the island. Although every place has…

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Hawaii 101 or What Everyone Needs to Know About the Islands

Hawaii 101 or What Everyone Needs to Know About the Islands

Come join the class, it’s called Hawaii 101 or What everyone needs to know about these enchanted isles. Whether you’re a wahini (wa-heenee) woman, or kane (kaw-nay) man, a malahini (mawla-heenee) newcomer, or a kama’aaina (kawmah-eye-nah) old-timer, it’s good to know the basics about your islands. First, there are 8 islands, actually a couple hundred stringing halfway to up Alaska, but there only are 8 main ones. And each island has a nick-name. Hawaii Island is so big it has…

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Maui Dining, Eat Like a Local

Maui Dining, Eat Like a Local

Dining in Maui can be an adventure as there is definitely a little bit of everything for everyone who is visiting. There are always great restaurants located near the hotels and resorts, but when venturing a little further away from those areas there are some pretty awesome more casual places with food that is familiar but remixed with ingredients, dishes and cooking styles inspired by locals and the cultures of their families.  In this article we explore some favorite “local…

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Maui Tropical Plantation: Center of Maui History & Agriculture

Maui Tropical Plantation: Center of Maui History & Agriculture

Maui Tropical Plantation, situated at the base of Waikapu Valley on Maui, has been a part of the local community for over 30 years.  Open since 1984, many locals remember the plantation as more of a theme park for children or keiki.  There was free admission, tram rides, animals and exhibits based around Hawaiian culture. Maui Tropical Plantation – Family Recreation These days the plantation is still free admission and has become one of the top tourist attractions on Maui. …

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Wayne’s Sushi in Maui: Fresh Off the Boat

Wayne’s Sushi in Maui: Fresh Off the Boat

On a small island like Maui, it can be hard to find the lesser-known culinary treasures hidden within. After all, a lot of restaurants and local businesses outside of the popular tourist areas are not as well-advertised and therefore usually only heard of through word of mouth or the local community. If finding good sushi in Maui sounds appealing to you, one such gem is Wayne’s Sushi: Fresh Off the Boat, located at 1975 S. Kihei Road, across from Kalama…

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A Few Reasons to Choose a Hawaii Vacation Rental for Your Next Visit to the Islands

A Few Reasons to Choose a Hawaii Vacation Rental for Your Next Visit to the Islands

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your vacation is choosing where to stay. Should you book a room at a charming inn, an all-inclusive package at luxury resort, a shared AirBnB or a Hawaii vacation rental property? While all accommodation types have their own benefits and uses, staying in a vacation rental is often the better choice for folks looking for more space, comfort and privacy. And don’t forget the savings galore! If you have never…

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