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Upcoming Whale Day Festival Will Feature Top Local Musicians

Upcoming Whale Day Festival Will Feature Top Local Musicians February 3, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
As I have mentioned in previous posts, the winter and spring seasons in Maui are the peak whale-watching periods, as the humpback whales migrate to the warm waters found in our island chain. Instead of laying out a floating welcome mat for the whales, Maui celebrates their arrival by hosting a Whale...

What Is Your Hawaiian Name?

What Is Your Hawaiian Name? January 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
This is a cheesy post, but I remember in college I had a class project focused on researching a distinct culture.  Naturally I chose Hawaiian.  I obtained a list of all the students in my class and researched what their Hawaiian name would be.  All the students had a blast. So, I have put together...

Televised Golf Tournament in Ka’anapali This Weekend

Televised Golf Tournament in Ka’anapali This Weekend January 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Maui already hosted the first PGA event of the year in early January out at Kapalua Golf Course, but now it is time to let some of the best golfers in the past decades take the spotlight. The PGA Champions Tour features a collection of elite golfers that have all won major championships during their...

Upcoming Events on Maui: Elton John, Bob Marley’s Son, U.H. Volleyball, More

Upcoming Events on Maui: Elton John, Bob Marley’s Son, U.H. Volleyball, More January 13, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Maui is welcoming in 2011 with some entertaining treats for tourists and locals alike.  I have put together this short list of events that are sure to pack a punch and be the talk of the island. 2/3, Chinese New Years: In Hawaii, Chinese New Year is almost as big as the festivities that occur the night...

First PGA Event of the Year is January 2 – 9 on Maui (and it’s FREE!)

First PGA Event of the Year is January 2 – 9 on Maui (and it’s FREE!) December 31, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
For those visitors welcoming in the New Year on Maui, you may want to take a trip out to Kapalua’s Plantation Course to catch a glimpse of the first PGA event of the year.  Crowds are usually small and you can get unbelievably close to the world’s top golfers. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions...

Total Lunar Eclipse Scheduled Tonight

Total Lunar Eclipse Scheduled Tonight December 21, 2010 | What's New | Read More
As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, stargazing on Maui is unbelievably clear and highly recommend.  After all, the ancient Polynesians looked to the same night sky for direction when trying to find our Hawaiian Islands. For those lucky enough to be visiting Maui this week, look to the heavens...

Play Kapalua’s Frisbee Golf Course for FREE

Play Kapalua’s Frisbee Golf Course for FREE December 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Kapalua’s golf courses and grounds are world renowned, having hosted the first PGA event of the year for the past decade. The Plantation Course has raked in awards such as Golfweek Magazines top 100 modern courses. In 2008, Travel + Leisure Golf awarded Kapalua the fifth best golf resort in the United...

Premium Vodka Made From Pineapple on Maui

Premium Vodka Made From Pineapple on Maui December 12, 2010 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Pau Maui Vodka screams prestige.  With the custom-designed packaging, unique distillation process, and limited annual supply, it will be interesting to see how popular this Maui vodka (started in 2008) becomes as word begins to spread on the mainland and internationally. According to the Pau Maui Vodka...

Christmas Decorations at the Top Maui Resorts: A Holiday Tradition

Christmas Decorations at the Top Maui Resorts: A Holiday Tradition December 6, 2010 | What's New | Read More
New York City has the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center. Maui also had a significant tree lighting, which I attended on 12/4, which was the lighting of the Banyan Tree in Lahaina. But one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season, is to walk through the lobbies of some of nicer hotels in...

Happy Thanksgiving From Maui

Happy Thanksgiving From Maui November 26, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I’m thankful for Maui sunsets.  Happy Thanksgiving from the Valley Isle!  Enjoy this picture I snapped before sitting down for a turkey feast.