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Great Email to Sign Up for on Maui

Great Email to Sign Up for on Maui February 26, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you are like me, you are signed up for about 10 or 15 different email newsletters from different companies. Sure the Groupon and LivingSocial emails usually get deleted before I even open them, but there are some emails from local Maui companies that I eagerly await.  My favorite email subscriptions...

Epic Day Trip Ideas on Maui

Epic Day Trip Ideas on Maui January 27, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
Because Maui is so small, basically every adventure on the island will take no more than a day to get to and complete.  Here is my list of some epic day trips that most tourists probably bypass. Ferry ride to Lanai:  How many day trips do you know of that involve getting in a boat and traversing the...

In Hawaii, Tour with Roberts

In Hawaii, Tour with Roberts January 13, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
With their big green buses and friendly drivers wearing bright aloha shirts, Roberts Hawaii is the way to go when you are booking tours here in Hawaii.  On some islands they have an airport shuttle which will take you to your hotel so make sure to check that out…and the price is very reasonable.  They...

10 Off-the-Beaten-Track Attractions on Maui

10 Off-the-Beaten-Track Attractions on Maui December 20, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Tourists are always asking me what they should see while there are here on the island.  Well, that always depends on what your interests are.  There are the popular attractions such as a whale-watching trip, snorkel cruise to Molokini, and road trip to Hana, but here are some of the more less-publicized experiences...

What to Pack for a winter trip to Maui

What to Pack for a winter trip to Maui December 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
I have always been an extremely light packer.  Think hobo stick minus a few pounds.  So it always boggles my mind when some travelers need three suitcases for a week-long vacation.   For this post I will highlight what should absolutely be included (and excluded) from your winter vacation to Maui....

Top 5 Places to Propose on Maui

Top 5 Places to Propose on Maui October 23, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Let’s be honest, if you are proposing anywhere on Maui, you are probably already going to receive the answer you want to hear. But, if you want a real insider’s tip on where to melt her heart, I have put together this list of five great recommendations: In no particular order: Top of Haleakala: The...

Learn a Few Hawaiian Slang Words Before Visiting

Learn a Few Hawaiian Slang Words Before Visiting October 20, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Even though Hawaii was the 50th state to claim its statehood, there is a rich history around the culture and language that has been with the island chain for hundreds of years. Before you plan a trip out to Hawaii, it is important that you brush up on some of the basic slang words and Hawaiian words...

Some Great Free Things to do on Maui

Some Great Free Things to do on Maui August 16, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
This week’s Nileguide assignment is to list a few options for free entertainment on Maui. Naturally, my first recommendation would be to head to the beach. All the beaches on Maui are public, which means there is no strip of coastline off limits.  Choose from sandy beaches in Ka’anapali, surfing...

Best Way to Spend $50 in One Day on Maui

Best Way to Spend $50 in One Day on Maui August 3, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
We “local experts” have been tasked with the assignment of blogging about the best way to spend $50 in one day at our destination. Well, I realize that some travelers enjoy different adventures, so I have put together three separate itineraries which should each appeal to a different demographic. ...

Maui Day Trip Ideas to Lanai (Part 3 of 3)

Maui Day Trip Ideas to Lanai (Part 3 of 3) May 21, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In the conclusion of my three part series on recommendations for a day-trip to Lanai (see part 1 and part 2), I will highlight the charming locale of Lanai City. Regurgitating what I heard at the jeep rental office, Lanai is home to more deer than human beings.  That’s right; Lanai’s population...