Do you buy souvenirs? Here are some of my favorites. I love looking at them and remembering our vacations!
Here are a few Maui holiday events that are scheduled for December 2021. I will update this list as I come across more.
Sig and I love taking a Maui-style roadtrip to Ulupalakua Ranch. The views, the burgers and then dessert are worth the drive.
Hula Cookies at the Maui Harbor Shops has the best cookies, and makes amazing gourmet icecream sandwiches. A wonderful Maui treat!
At long last the Maui Tropical Plantation has reopened. Kumu Farms and Maui ‘Oma Coffee have reimagined the plantation store.
Did you know all sunscreen sold in Hawaii stores must be reef-safe? Here are some local sunscreen faves and sunburn remedies.
Wailea Village, the new upscale shopping area by Manolis Pizza Company and the Wailea Blue Course, opened just as Covid was beginning. They’ve had a rough start of it, with half the store fronts still empty. Management decided to help its shops out this past January by starting a Tuesday[…]
Sig and I had an errand to run in Lahaina today. After our errand, we parked as we always do in the Hilo Hattie’s parking lot on the Northern end of the Front Street tourist strip to see what Covid Lahaina looks like. By sheer habit, we wandered into the[…]
Nearly everyone on Maui has a membership at the local discount store Costco. Here are some of my favorites to buy there.
Confession – I love craft fairs. I remember a few decades ago going to a huge Christmas craft fair in Calgary. It was amazing. I did all my Christmas shopping there that year, and must confess I hold craft fairs up to this high standard. Having said that, there are[…]
Coming up on Maui this weekend and in the weeks beyond…. The Maui Lilikoi Festival Have you had lilikoi? It’s a passion fruit – I’ve written about it in the past, see here. This weekend Saturday September 22, the Napili Farmer’s Market is hosting the Maui Lilikoi Festival from 8AM[…]
It’s the beginning of a new school year and Kamalii Elementary School has issued their new Pueo Premier Card for the year. We have one of these at each of our four condos, so please do use the card to get discounts (similar or better to kama’aina) at local restaurants[…]
I’ve noticed a sign on my way to the Kalama Park hockey rink lately. Truth is, it may have been there for years, I’m not sure. But I have noticed it lately. It says Blue Door Bakery. Having grown up in Austria the word ‘bakery’ is quick to catch my[…]
It was another beautiful day today. After a day at the office I headed over to our Kihei Surfside condo to prepare it for tomorrow’s guests’ check-in. It was much too beautiful a day to go home, so I headed over to the Island Market at the Shops at Wailea[…]
Hawaii used to be known for its pineapple plantations. These days they are now mostly gone – replaced by cheaper imports from other places. However, there are still fields to be found on Maui and it seems more fields have been planted recently. Drive upcountry to Hailemaile and if you[…]
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[…]