24 Bucket List Things To Do in Maui, Hawaii

While traveling to Maui, in Hawaii, I knocked quite a few items off my Bucket List. And found quite a few more to add to your bucket list itinerary.
1. Attend a Luau
Not many people travel to Hawaii without attending the quintessential luau and there are no shortage to choose from. The Feast of Lele in Lahaina puts on […]

Eat Spam Musubi & Shaved Ice. Hawaiian Delicacies.

While in Maui, there were a few expected Hawaiian delicacies eaten; juicy shrimp from a food truck, fresh pineapple straight from the farm and even sweet shaved ice. What was unforeseen was the popularity of Spam Musubi, both the Spam itself part, as well as, the Asian musubi twist.
Spam Musubi is like a Hawaiian sushi; seaweed wrapped around rice […]

By |February 14th, 2013|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |17 Comments

My Biggest Regret on the Road to Hana in Maui

Driving the picturesque Road to Hana in Maui was a more than memorable adventure. Though, the choice to make the nine hour trek all in one day meant that certain sacrifices would have to be made. Never did I think that not jumping off a cliff would be called a sacrifice.
My biggest regret on the Road to Hana was […]

By |February 4th, 2013|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |18 Comments

Walk a Black Sand Beach on the Road to Hana in Maui

I have been to the creamy white sand beaches of the Caribbean, the finely compacted beaches of Georgia’s St. Simons Island and the course salt & pepper beaches of Northern California. But, never have I seen a black sand beach. Until now. Until Maui.

The Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach is at mile marker 32 on the Road to Hana […]

By |January 10th, 2013|Categories: FREE, Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |21 Comments

Eat Shrimp at a Hawaiian Food Truck in Maui

Somehow I had never eaten at a food truck, even in the Oregonian food pod mecca of the world, Portland. But, with a half hour to spare on the way to Maui’s Kahului airport there was a short room of opportunity to check this adventure off my bucket list by munching on shrimp at a Hawaiian […]

By |January 3rd, 2013|Categories: FOOD, Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |19 Comments

Spend a Day in Paia Before the Road to Hana

If you have ever done the Road to Hana in Maui, then you have probably spent some time in the funky town of Paia. This is the city that is most commonly known as the starting point to the Road to Hana, but it is so much more.

Paia is a surfers paradise with a laid […]

By |December 26th, 2012|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |25 Comments

3 Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Lahaina, Maui

When I mentioned I was traveling to West Maui, including Lahaina, for a few days, restaurant recommendations were in abundance. And though Longhis’s, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Kimo’s were amongst the most popular, they seemed too touristy and less trendy then my debatably sophisticated taste.

I am NOT the diner who will forgo incredible food just to […]

By |September 3rd, 2012|Categories: FOOD, Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Search for Sea Turtles & Sharks in Olowalu

Peter and I were noshing at 100 Wines in Maui, inhaling the best brussel sprouts of my life, when the bartender recommended we take a kayak-snorkel, with potential to swim with sea turtles, excursion with Kayak Olowalu.

My first reaction was that kayaking sounds like a lot of work, especially since we had been alternatively considering a “booze cruise” style […]

By |August 6th, 2012|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TOP PICKS, TRAVEL|Tags: , , , |27 Comments

Drink Fresh Juice Straight From a Coconut

We were in Grand Cayman patiently waiting in line for our Swimming with Stingray, Hell & Turtle Farm excursion to begin when “The Coconut Man” wheeled in his shopping cart and plastic garbage can filled with coconuts. He was selling fresh coconut juice. I had definitely partook in consuming coconut milk when dabbling in Thai […]

By |April 27th, 2011|Categories: Caribbean, Cayman Islands, FOOD, TRAVEL|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

The Grand Cayman Turtle Farm

The actual goal on my Bucket List is to “Watch Turtles Hatch & Run for the Ocean” and this was kind of close…sort of…ok, not really. But, it was really cool and a new experience so that warrants at least a mention. Our recent Swimming with the Stingray excursion included a trip to the Cayman Turtle […]

By |April 25th, 2011|Categories: Caribbean, Cayman Islands, TRAVEL|Tags: , |14 Comments