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Types of Coffee in Hawaii

Types of Coffee in Hawaii

Hawaii is a favorite tourist destination not only for its tropical landscapes and magical luaus. It is also one of the largest coffee-producing lands in the world! There are many different types of coffee in Hawaii, all having unique taste profiles with fruity and floral notes. Which one to choose for your next cup of demitasse and which one to buy as a gift? Let’s explore the Hawaiian coffee tradition. When your appetite for coffee is whetted, you’ll be ready…

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5 Best Coffee Makers for Vacation Rentals

5 Best Coffee Makers for Vacation Rentals

If you are a vacation rental owner, you want only the best amenities for your guests to make them feel right at home. This also often means providing them with the best coffee maker to make their favorite cup of Joe. And when your vacation rental is in Hawaii, a great coffee maker is an invitation to test multiple Hawaii-grown coffee varieties and make memories to last. So, if you own a vacation rental and are looking to get a…

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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 many types of 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…

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Best Happy Hour in South Maui

Best Happy Hour in South Maui

When we visit Hawaii, our family never seems to have time for a restaurant during the happy hour. But we finally made it, and I must say that it’s for a very good reason that Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea is often praised as having the best happy hour in South Maui. It was the last day of our vacation. We had a late breakfast and decided to spend more time at the beach and skip lunch before heading to Monkeypod…

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Day 6 – Merriman’s Waimea Restaurant

Day 6 – Merriman’s Waimea Restaurant

This is a part of our 9-day Big Island Itinerary. Day 6, Part 2. Saturday, December 30, afternoon. A friend mentioned the famous Merriman’s Waimea Restaurant, and we decided to give it a try and book for tomorrow for a New Year dinner. Alas, too late! Everything was booked for the next few days, with the only time available today at 5 pm for an early dinner. We are taking it.  After doing Kohala Waterfall Adventure with Hawaii Forest &…

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Hawaiian Shave Ice and Places to Enjoy It on Oahu

Hawaiian Shave Ice and Places to Enjoy It on Oahu

Hawaiian shave ice (note: ‘shave’, not ‘shaved’) is a delicacy that is nostalgic to locals for its duo of artificial flavored syrups and brightly colored plastic flower cups.  It was brought to the islands by Japanese immigration workers in the 1900s. And was it the perfect match to Hawaiian warm weather! Today you can find anyone from old-timers to children crowding eagerly around store fronts to enjoy this delicacy. Soft and powdery hand shaped domes infused with colorful sections of flavor are…

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An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

Maui has two shorelines, where most tourists stay: West Shore and South Shore. All major Maui luaus are located along those shores.  There are 6 West Maui Luaus, and 3 South Maui Luaus. After reviewing the brief history of Hawaiian luau and its typical program, we provide the readers with all information they need to choose their first or next Maui luau. You can scroll down to the Master List of Maui Luaus. Contents Brief History of Hawaiian LuauTypical Luau…

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Vegan Oahu: A Guide to Vegan Food Options in Honolulu and Beyond

Vegan Oahu: A Guide to Vegan Food Options in Honolulu and Beyond

One of the biggest reasons I ventured out to Oahu was for the exposure of vegan eats outside of where I’m from (I am a Vegas local). Why not venture out to the healthiest state in America? Here are the top vegan spots on Oahu to check out when you’ve got a hankering for a delicious and nutritious meal. Listed below are the restaurants that serve a full-vegan menu. At the bottom of this article you will find the Vegan Oahu…

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Buying Local Maui Produce for All Tastes and Needs

Buying Local Maui Produce for All Tastes and Needs

Maui is home to some of the most beautiful and flavorful produce in the world. With warm temperatures all year around and produce seasons that change very rapidly, one can always find something new and interesting to try. Many families vacation on Maui for extended periods of time or at least long enough to do a little grocery shopping. Here are some tips on where to buy some amazing Maui produce and products when visiting. First and foremost, Costco is definitely…

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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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