Blog: A taste of what you may find on Maui

Three money-saving tips when booking a vacation rental

We all know that Maui isn’t the cheapest vacation destination. And yet it seems many of those who come are bitten by the Maui-bug. Here are some tips on how you can save money booking a vacation rental.   Book directly with the owner and avoid the middle-man. I really[…]

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The Final Days of Maui’s Sugar Cane

For Maui it’s been a week of lasts. The last of Maui’s sugar cane harvested. The last time the smoke stacks burn. The last sugar cane shipment departing Kahului Harbor. For many this has been an emotional week. Here is a video of the ‘last harvest’ ceremony, followed by the[…]

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How to treat a sunburn

We recently returned from a family vacation off-Maui. After several weeks away, we had lost most of our suntan! You know what that means when you get back to Maui! Yup – a sunburn! On our first beach day back I burned horribly. The kids were wearing water shirts and were just fine.[…]

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What to do on a rainy day in Kihei?

This morning we woke up to an unusual weather phenomenon in Kihei! It’s raining! Do you know how unusual a rainy day is in Kihei? Kihei and Wailea lie in the rain shadow of Haleakala. Most of our rain clouds come from the other side of Haleakala (the green rainforesty[…]

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What is lilikoi and how do you eat it?

Have you seen lilikoi at a local farmer’s market? They come in different colors, yellow, red and purple, and are a type of passion fruit. They grow on a vine. You want to select lilikoi that look shriveled and have some give when you squeeze them. In fact, the more shriveled[…]

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How to find humpback whales!

It’s that time of year again – whale season! The humpback whales are back in Maui for their annual mating and calving season. Alaskan humpback whales travel 6 weeks to Hawai’i (they particularly love the shallower waters between the Maui County islands – Maui, Kaho’olawe, Lanai and Molokai) where they[…]

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Goodbye to Maui sugar cane!

The Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company announced today that they will be shutting down commercial sugar cane operations on Maui by the end of 2016. This is huge news for Maui. A&B (Alexander and Baldwin) operates the State’s largest farm (HC&S) with 36,000 acres under cultivation. They also operate the last remaining sugar cane[…]

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Thinking of moving to Maui?

Liza Pierce, one of the social media gurus here on Maui, wrote the following article on her popular ‘A Maui Blog’ yesterday: Living on Maui – the Ups and Downs. Ups and Downs? Sure there are. People move to Maui all the time. Many of those we met and befriended[…]

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