The sweat was rolling down my face as I stared intently at the green leaf. Did it meet the criteria? I picked up my example leaf and placed it next to the one that held my gaze. I compared it – were the points of the leaves the same? Was the stem the same? The […]
Things to do in Hawaii – Maui :
Explore Haleakala Mountain by bike with the Haleakala Bike Company.
Cruise down the Kahekili Highway and take in incredible views, rocky cliffs and crashing waves along this little known road.
Take on some gnarly waves and learn how to surf with the instructors and Luna the surfing dog at Maui Surfer Girls.
My favorite experience on Maui was an afternoon rowing with Hawaiian Paddle Sports – combining high adventure with Hawaiian culture and history.
Hotels in Hawaii – Maui :
For the person who wants to be amidst the best tourist activities and enjoys a little pampering – Ka’anapali Ali’i Resort and Condos.
For the foodie who is looking for a less touristy experience and enjoys privacy in paradise – Mama’s Fish House and Inn.
For the person looking for a local experience, and may not need all of the frills or hand-holding – Sunny Maui Condos.
Food in Hawaii – Maui :
O’o Farms offers a true farm to table dining experience where you can participate in gathering the ingredients for a ridiculously tasty meal.
If gorgeous ocean views and stunning sunrises set your soul on fire, sail on over here to my Hawaii – Maui photo gallery.
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Adventure and Culture Collide in a Canoe
“Makaukau?” (are you ready) Tim yelled from the back of the canoe I was ready. In fact I was feeling pretty confident. The sun was out, the water was pretty calm – it was a perfect day for rowing. “Hoe Hapai!” (paddles up) he continued. I raised the paddle as Tim had taught us a […]
Braking Down Haleakala Mountain
No, even though I was on a bicycle, I didn’t bike down Haleakala mountain in Maui – I braked down Haleakala mountain. There is very little pedaling required when coasting down a 10,000 ft. mountain. However my hands did get a workout as they squeezed the brakes all the way down. I took the Haleakala […]
Becoming a Gnarly Surfer Girl
A lanky bronzed guy with a baseball hat came up to us and said, “Hi, I’m your surf instructor.” Hmmmm – something is wrong with this picture. My Maui Surfer Girls instructor is a male? That wasn’t quite what I was expecting – I felt as if I had already wiped out before I started. […]
Maui’s Adrenaline Rush Kahekili Highway
“Oh Lord, please, please, please don’t let me meet another car on this road.” I thought to myself as I drove like a 90 year old man. I had scooted up on the edge of my seat, hands at 2 and 10, knuckles white from gripping the steering wheel intensely, and my nose was practically […]
A Condo for Every Style and Budget
Just like we are all looking for the perfect mate, perfect view, or perfect cup of coffee – it’s important to find a perfect lodging match when traveling. Do you want perks, local experiences, views, budget, space, or luxury? I stayed at 3 very different places while on my recent trip to Maui, and my […]
Haleakala Sunrise Photography Tips
I watched the sun go down past the island of Lanai as I laid on the Ali’i Nui sailboat. The warm salty breezes tickled me as the skies turned pink and yellow and we slowly rocked across the Pacific. Could it get any better than this? Ummm – yes. 10 hours later I […]
A Chef’s Heaven at O’o Farm
“I’m a farmer.” He said. I looked over this young man with his sleek sunglasses, and curly hair pulled back in a pony tail – he didn’t look like any farmer I had ever met before. But then again I was used to my grandfather smoking a cigarette, wearing overalls, and driving a tractor in […]
Week In-Stagram Review
Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then each Friday I will post 5 (7 this week!) of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, […]