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Oct 22, 2014

Hana Kai Maui Resort: Accommodations Review

Unbiased review of The Hana Kai Maui Resort. Why you should consider this choice for your accommodations and insider tips you won't easily find elsewhere.

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Oct 22, 2014

The Travaasa Hana: the Old Hotel Hana Maui Reborn!

The Travaasa Hana is the new face of the 65-plus-year old Hotel Hana Maui! It's a classy place, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy parts of the island.

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May 20, 2014

SwellWomen Surf and
Yoga Vacations
(June - September 2014)

7-Day Women's surf and yoga vacations in Maui, Hawaii. The SwellWomen experience is one-of-a-kind. This women’s surf and wellness vacation was created

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Yoga Vacations
(June - September 2014)"

Apr 12, 2014

Royal Lahaina Luau Review - Insider Advice From a Maui Expert

The Royal Lahaina Luau puts on a great show for a bargain price. Find out if this is the right choice for you (it's not for everyone - read the review to find out more!)

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Mar 10, 2014

Oneuli Black Sand Beach is One of My Fave Maui Beaches

A lesser known black sand beach on Maui, Oneuli Beach is a super spot to check out if you're looking for Maui beaches off the beaten path, uncrowded, and super easy to get to! More info, directions...

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Mar 05, 2014

The 21st Annual Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival (April 2014)

The 21st Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku

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Mar 05, 2014

Maui Event: Carden Academy Jamboree (April 2014)

Carden Academy Jamboree Friday, April 25, 2014 5:30 pm-11pm NEW DATE AND TIME!!!! Dust off your cowboy boots, and join us for the 14th Annual Carden

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Mar 04, 2014

Maui Events Calendar and Announcements

Overwhelmed by all of the Maui events and festivals to choose from? Use our Maui events calendar to narrow down the choices based on when you'll be in Maui...

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Feb 25, 2014

Grand Wailea Luau: Review and Trusted Insider Advice from a Maui Expert

Don't book until you've read my Grand Wailea Luau review. Get insider info and tips, loads of photos, directions and more!

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Feb 14, 2014

Drums of the Pacific Luau Review and Insider Tips

Review: My insider tips and why the Hyatt Maui's “Drums of the Pacific” Luau is one of my favourites. I help you choose the best seats, recommend where to get tickets, pricing and more...

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Feb 10, 2014

Review of Sheraton Luau in Maui, Kaanapali Beach Resort

The Sheraton Luau in Maui's Kaanapali Beach Resort showed us a great time! The review, 3 things that make it special, pictures, pricing on tickets...

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Feb 07, 2014

Baby Beach, Maui: Baldwin Beach Park on the North Shore

Baldwin's Baby Beach, Maui is one of the most beautiful. Here's an easier way to get here than the one you've probably heard about. Plus, why this beach isn't quite perfect and which one is a BETTER!

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Feb 06, 2014

About Paradise-Found-in-Maui.com

"Your website was really helpful. The best I've found..." Over 170 pages of info to help you plan your Maui vacation, written by yours truly...

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Jan 28, 2014

Ahihi Kinau "The Dumps:" Some of The Best Snorkeling in Maui

Ahihi Kinau's "The Dumps" was eerie but awesome - the best snorkeling in Maui we've had so far. We had the place to ourselves, and saw more fish than we'd ever seen before. Directions, pictures...

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Jan 15, 2014

Where is Baby Beach in Lahaina, Maui?

Looking for Baby Beach in Lahaina, Maui? There are TWO of them actually, and I'll give you the lowdown: which one is the BEST, directions, amenities (one of them has none!) and lots of photos.

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Jan 06, 2014

The Best Beaches in Maui

Your guide to the best beaches in Maui for: families, couples, snorkeling, lounging around, swimming, romance and more. I walked them all to find the best, so you don't have to! Directions, photos...

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Dec 03, 2013

Hawaii Entertainment Book 2014: Preview the 50% off and 2-for-1 Discount Coupons

The 2014 Hawaii Entertainment Book is loaded with 2-for-1 and 50% off discounts! I've listed the coupons for every island - preview the savings on hotels, restaurants and attractions before you buy!

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Nov 20, 2013

Best Maui Activities on a Budget: 17 Free Attractions

Trying to stretch your vacation dollars to the max and still have an epic vacation? Here are 17 of the best Maui activities on a budget - and they won't cost a thing! No filler on this list either!

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Oct 15, 2013

Hana, Maui: Why Do So Many People Make This Iconic Trip?

The best things to see and do in Hana, Maui, my easy mile-by-mile guide to the Hana Highway, find the perfect place to stay the night, how to fly there if you don't want to drive, and more.

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Oct 02, 2013

The Mt Haleakala Summit: 5 Tips for Your Trip, Attractions and What to Expect

Find out what to expect at the Mt Haleakala Summit, plus attractions, tours, and 5 tips for your trip.

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Sep 26, 2013

Haleakala Sunrise Times, Tips, Tour Info

If you can't get your tired self out of bed a few hours before daylight, then stop reading now - the Haleakala sunrise is NOT for you. But if you're up for it, here is everything you need to know.

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Sep 21, 2013

Haleakala Highway Quick Drive Guide - How to Get to the Volcano Summit

Everything you need to know to drive the Haleakala Highway to the volcano summit - directions, drive time, map, 6 things to watch out for (and what to do about them), what to wear, fun facts...

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Sep 03, 2013

Upcountry Maui: Best Things to Do, Dining to Die For!

Don't miss Upcountry Maui! Preview the best things to do before you go, see pictures, get directions, tips. Botanical gardens, a winery, award-winning food and dining, the Haleakala Summit and more...

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Mar 28, 2013

Haliimaile General Store - Why It's One of the Best Restaurants in Maui!

Haliimaile General Store has won multiple awards over the years with their innovative Asian-influenced American cuisine. See the food before you go, get directions, find out why we loved it so much!

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Mar 22, 2013

Tedeschi Winery: One of Upcountry Maui's Many Treasures!

The Tedeschi Winery is a beautiful place to visit in Upcountry Maui. And, everyone aged 21 and up will be rewarded with free wine tastings - who can pass THAT up? Directions, tips, and more...

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Mar 18, 2013

Maui - Way Better Than The Dream - A Forbidden Excursion

My trip to Maui was a lifelong dream come true - but it turned out to be soooo much better than I ever dreamed it would be. We went with family and friends

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Mar 08, 2013

Going to Maui? Cheap Airfare Tips to Demolish the Price of Your Tickets!

If you're headed to Maui, cheap airfare is on the wish list for sure! Here are our best tips for getting great deals on your airfare to Maui, Hawaii!

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Feb 07, 2013

Our Road to Hana Tour (With Pictures This Time!!)

So, a few days ago, I accidentally clicked the wrong box when working on my article about our Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions and I published the article with NO PICTURES! I'm so sorry about that!

East Maui coastline
So, I DO have the pictures added in now (all 24 of them!), and if you didn't see them yet, then take a look!

I hope you enjoy them!

"A Road to Hana Tour: Should You Do It? Our day with Valley Isle Excursions..."

Sheralyn:)

Feb 04, 2013

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas is a luxurious 4 Diamond AAA resort, located on 26 beachfront acres within West Maui's Kaanapali Resort. This Westin Kaanapali Resort offers the best of

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Feb 03, 2013

Guided Road to Hana Tour: Should You Book One or Drive Yourself?

Deciding between the do-it-yourself drive to Hana or a road to Hana tour? Find out if an organized junket is for you - the lowdown on our day with Valley Isle Excursions, pros and cons, what to expect

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Jan 17, 2013

Top 10 Things to do in Maui For Adventure (...Including the Freebies)

Looking for the best things to do in Maui for adventure? Everything you need to know, including where to book your tickets, plus lots of free top 10 activities that will be easy on your budget!

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Dec 25, 2012

Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas!)

Ever since I first heard this catchy tune, it's a Christmas tradition for me to listen to it over the holidays - it always brings me warm thoughts of my favourite place in the whole world, Maui, of course!

So, without further ado, here is the Mele Kalikimaka song (Hawaiian Merry Christmas)... hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Nov 29, 2012

New Year's Eve Maui Countdown to 2013

Enjoy a nostalgic night of dancing to your favorite million dollar hits amid panoramic views of Haleakala, Up-Country, and bi-coastal Central Maui to South

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Oct 31, 2012

A Blessing

Some years ago, we were driving the road to Hana. Back then, instead of the smooth pavement of today, the road was very washboarded and bumpy. By the

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Sep 14, 2012

Whale Watching: Maui's Pacific Whale Foundation a Great Choice!

We had a blast whale watching in Maui with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Read my review to find out what a real whale watch is like, the best place to buy tickets, get tips and more!

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Sep 06, 2012

Things to do on Maui: Awesome Maui, Hawaii Activities!

Looking for fun and relaxing things to do on Maui? Find out what our top Maui, Hawaii activities were for those days when we just wanted to take it easy! Read our reviews, see photos...

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Aug 29, 2012

Ulalena at the Maui Theater

The Maui Theater's Ulalena is spectacular and the perfect alternative to a luau! Find out why it gets rave reviews, get tickets, directions, tips...

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Jul 27, 2012

Maui Vacation Stories Contest: Share YOUR Favourite Maui HI Vacation Stories!

Everyone who returns home from "The Valley Isle" has a Maui vacation story or two to share! Enter your Maui HI vacation story here for a chance to WIN our contest prize Amazon.com gift certificate!

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Jul 19, 2012

Poolenalena Beach, Maui in Wailea-Makena

Poolenalena Beach, Maui, is an often overlooked Wailea-Makena jewel. Don't miss out on this awesome stretch of sand that's usually uncrowded and perfect for fun in sand and surf!

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Jul 12, 2012

Ulalena at Maui Theatre

You get hooked on all sorts of activities and your pocket book draining. Just another show??? Nope. . . This show tantalizes you of every sense; better

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Jun 28, 2012

And The Maui Vacation Story Contest Winner Is....

"West Maui Cottages - Our Home Away from Home in Paradise!" This is a nice review with some great pictures that was submitted by Michaela Murdoch of Granby, Colorado.

So congrats to Michaela and a big thank-you to all who entered our contest!

Details on our next contest will be coming soon!

:)

Jun 11, 2012

Hana Airport: Read This Before You Book Your Flight to Hana!

The Hana Airport isn't suitable for most people's arrival in Maui. But for a select few, it might be just right! What to expect, can you rent a car here, amenities and more...

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Jun 05, 2012

Lahaina Harbor: Catch A Ride For Your Next Adventure at Sea

Lahaina Harbor is THE place to go in West Maui to catch a ride for an adventure at sea. Pictures, tips, sightseeing stops and more...

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Jun 04, 2012

Magic on Maui

Front Street, Lahaina Our Night of Magic Maui started out with a nice walk through Lahaina. The night was warm and my wife was glowing. It was our 25th

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Jun 04, 2012

The Lahaina Parrots

On our last Maui vacation a few years ago, we saw these gorgeous parrots on a street corner in Lahaina! If you're a bird lover, you'll love the fact

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May 24, 2012

Maui's Sugar Cane Train: FAQ's

Get answers to your Maui Sugar Cane Train frequently asked questions here! Be prepared before you go! A great addition to a Maui family vacation!

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May 22, 2012

Sugar Cane Train Review - A Super Cool Maui Attraction for Family Fun

The Sugar Cane Train gets mixed reviews, but I'm SO glad went! Great views, ukulele music dancing through the air, the "whoo whoo" of the train whistle... More on why we loved this Maui attraction...

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May 09, 2012

The Ahihi Kinau Reserve's Ahihi Bay (Waiala Cove): Best Snorkeling in Maui

The Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve's Waiala Cove in Ahihi Bay has some of the best snorkeling in Maui. Great for all levels, loads of fish, turtle cleaning station. Directions, tips, photos

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May 07, 2012

Maui's "Secret Cove" - An Absolutely Sublime Crescent of Sand

Secret Cove is a beautiful pocket of sand, popular for Maui beach weddings. Go bright and early, before anyone else has had a chance to leave their footprints in the sand. Directions, pictures...

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