Tag: not Covid

New Years Sunset

We drove up Maui’s Haleakala volcano to 10,023 ft to enjoy a post New Years sunset. What to expect and how to plan for your experience.

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Maui’s own German Bakery!

Some of you may know that I (Cara) grew up in Austria. It’s been a while, but one of the things I really miss is a good grainy loaf of bread. While Costco has a decent loaf in their bakery section, it doesn’t come close to the Austrian/German Bakery of[…]

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Another great Kamaole Sands 2-206 review

It’s been a year…. we’ve been thankful to have a steadier flow of guests since October’s reopening of tourism with the introduction of the pre-travel Covid test. Our most recent guests at our Kamaole Sands 2-206 condo left us a really nice review on the booking platform (we advertise on[…]

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Upcountry Christmas Shopping

Last weekend my neighbor and I headed upcountry to a pop-up Christmas market at Kula Farms. In days of Covid we weren’t sure what to expect, but we both had some shopping to do, wanted to support local and needed some girl-time. We had a great day! Kula Country Farms[…]

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Ocean Vodka

Changes at Ocean Vodka

The other day I went for a drive to Ocean Vodka (Hawaii Sea Spirits – Organic Farm and Distillery) to see what’s new. Truthfully I’ve been wanting a bottle of their Fy gin which we discovered a year ago. I haven’t seen it at any of my usual liquor shopping[…]

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Ami Ami

Lunch at Ami Ami

Prior to Covid our family frequently ate out for lunch or dinner to celebrate special occasions. Covid has changed that, but this past week we had cause for celebration and I insisted. After much deliberation, we agreed to try ‘Ami Ami’ for lunch. Ami Ami is located along South Kihei[…]

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married on maui

What to expect at a Sunrise On Haleakala

Our family has lived on Maui for ten years now, and believe it or not, I had never been to see sunrise on Haleakala. There have been a few reasons – but mainly having young children and my general dislike of crowds. Those two blocks are no longer a factor[…]

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Waiakoa Loop Trail

Waiakoa Loop Trail

Today we explored a portion of the Waiakoa Loop Trail. After our driving adventure, it was a beautiful walk in the forest listening to birds.

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Waihee Ridge Trail

Waihee Ridge Trail

Yesterday we hiked the Waihee Ridge Trail. The views were amazing and I loved seeing all the ferns. The hike itself is all uphill and difficult.

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tram

Kahului Airport rental car tram

Just under a year ago the new rental car facility opened at Kahului Airport. I’ve been admiring it and the new rental car tram every time I drive to and from the airport, but to date I’ve not had the opportunity to check it out. When I arrive on Maui,[…]

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food truck

Kihei food truck court

UPDATE: I wrote an food truck court update May 2022. Enjoy. I have a confession to make – I’m a bit of a food truck snob. Maybe snob isn’t the right word. Maybe it would be better to say I have a bit of a phobia of food trucks. On[…]

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paddling

Outrigger canoe paddling

High school paddling season is coming to an end on Maui. In fact, today is the state championship regatta on Big Island. The winning teams from Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Big Island all compete for the state title. This was my family’s first experience with outrigger canoe paddling. Turns out,[…]

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hockey

Do you love hockey?

One of our sons has been playing hockey for… well, forever. He started playing as a 10 year old because, after all, it’s the Canadian thing to do. When he first started, I knew nothing about the sport. In all truthfulness, I still don’t understand much of it. But it’s[…]

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