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Month: October 2017

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

Update June 2018: We have heard that Wayne moved to Las Vegas. While we deeply regret that Wayne’s Sushi creations are not available on Maui for the time being, we hope that this article may inspire some entrepreneur to learn from Wayne’s success and to open a similar place. End of update. 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…

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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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Buy local. Eat healthy. Innovative farmers in Kula, Maui

Buy local. Eat healthy. Innovative farmers in Kula, Maui

Maui is a great place for farming for a few reasons.  The volcanic soil is rich in minerals, the warm weather allows for year-round production, and the upcountry with its consistent rainfall and sun provides lush conditions that are extremely conducive to farming. Most farms are located on the lower slopes of Haleakala – a dormant volcano – in an area known as Kula. Two amazing Maui farmers located here are Gerry Ross of Kupa’a Farms and Ryan Earehart of Oko’a Farms….

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From Hulopo’e To Lopa Beach: An Eventful Day On the Isle of Lanai

From Hulopo’e To Lopa Beach: An Eventful Day On the Isle of Lanai

Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on this earth. On an island such as Lanai with very little commercial development, one must really take the time to admire nature in all of its untouched glory. There is something so beautiful about being surrounded by vast desert spaces, open oceans, untamed kiawe trees and free roaming animals. For visitors running away from the hustle and bustle of mainland life, Lanai gives a sense of calm and serenity, and introduces…

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The Meaning of Aloha Through Hawaiian Language and History

The Meaning of Aloha Through Hawaiian Language and History

Derived from an enchantingly beautiful language with only 13 characters, aloha is one of the most famous words in the world. Through the magic of movies, television, and music most people on Earth have had at least a small glimpse of Hawai’i. But to understand the meaning of the word aloha, let’s try to slow down to the beat of the local rhythm and follow the roots of the authentic Hawaiian culture — as opposed to its commercial tourist form….

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