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La Perouse Bay

Happy Thanksgiving to you all from us here on Maui! We had such a nice day with family, remembering all we have to be thankful for. After eating way more than we should have, we went to La Perouse Bay to walk it off a bit. We haven’t been to[…]

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Coming up – Toby Neal book signing!

I read Unsound recently – set in Haleakala’s crater valley, great story! Have you read any of local social-worker and author Toby Neal‘s mystery books? You should! They are good! Next weekend, Saturday October 12th, head on up to Lahaina’s Barnes and Noble (incidentally, the only one on the island). Between[…]

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What do you do on check-out day?

airport check-ins Oh check-out day. When planning a vacation, most of us don’t plan for check-out day. What time is check-out? What time does our flight leave on the last day? What are we doing in between? If we don’t plan for it, that last day can be a bit of a[…]

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It’s Silversword blooming season!

Have you ever seen a silversword? No, not a sword… this is a rare plant that grows only near and in Maui’s volcano valley on Haleakala. Its Hawai’ian name is ‘ahinahina. According to the Pacific Islands Park website ‘long term residents and park staff say this year is one of the[…]

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Have you read any good books lately?

This week at the library I picked up one of Maui author Toby Neal’s books – Unsound. Turns out, once I started, I couldn’t put it down. Don’t you love it when you get a book like that? Without giving away the plot, much of this book takes place in[…]

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Early morning at the beach

Ah early morning walk how I’ve missed you. I will admit to being lazy and preferring the comfort of my bed rather than rising before the sun and exercising. But today I kicked myself out of bed and got out there before the sun rose over Haleakala (it did catch[…]

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Tips for Traveling Green on Maui

This morning I received an email from TravelGuard with tips for traveling green. While I can’t find where it is posted online, here are a few that I liked and have partially expanded on: Fly non-stop. Not only is it more convenient, but airplanes burn the most fuel at take-off (see,[…]

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Oprah’s Road?

What is the best way to get upcountry? Isn’t there a short cut? Well…. unless you have access to the key to Oprah’s private road, or the private ‘windmill road’ in Wailea, you (and the rest of us) get to drive the long way. You drive from Kihei, all the[…]

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Good morning from Kihei!

What do you like to do early morning on vacation? Sleep in? Many do! But here on Maui many enjoy early morning walks before the sun gets hot (and then you have to work on your tan, right?). Here are a few pictures from my walk this morning. The sun[…]

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