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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!)
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...
The 21st Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku
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
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...
Don't book until you've read my Grand Wailea Luau review. Get insider info and tips, loads of photos, directions and more!
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...
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...
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!
"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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
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!
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.
Find out what to expect at the Mt Haleakala Summit, plus attractions, tours, and 5 tips for your trip.
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.
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...
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...
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!
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...
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
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!
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!
I hope you enjoy them!
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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...
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...
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!
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!
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
"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!
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...
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...
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
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
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!
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...
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
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...
If you enter it in our Maui Vacation Story Contest, you'll be entered for a chance to win $50 to spend at your choice of either Amazon.com or Amazon.ca!
The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui is my favorite out of all the Wailea hotels with its perfect combination of upscale elegance, sophistication and fun for all ages! Located on
Without a doubt, the Grand Wailea Hotel could easily have THE best pool in Maui - for sure it's the ultimate in all of South Maui's resorts - none of the others even comes close! Pictures, details...
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