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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

Make 17 Stops on the Road to Hana in Maui

After spending a memorable night in the funky town of Paia in Maui, it was sadly time to leave. I will miss you Mopsey Kalua Pork Pizza and Sandy Beach Coconut gelato. But, on the flip side of the coin we were departing to drive the Road to Hana.
The Road to Hana is a picturesque, curvy road along Maui’s northeastern […]

By |January 24th, 2013|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: |37 Comments

Eat Creamy Goat Cheese Truffles at Maui’s Surfing Goat Dairy

While spending the day in Paia we had a delicious lunch at Flatbread pizza. So tasty that we went back the next night too. What made it so great? Their menu items feature local and organic products, one of those products being a creamy and mild goat cheese from Surfing Goat Dairy. Luckily, this farm was […]

By |January 14th, 2013|Categories: FOOD, Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: |12 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

Heed the Warning at the Nakalele Blowhole in Maui

While staying at the Ritz Carlton in West Maui, we temporarily needed to escape the wind and rain of Kapalua. My hair just couldn’t take it anymore. Typically, we would flee by heading South to dine at a favorite restaurant in Lahaina, but today we decided to travel North towards the Nakalele Blowhole.

The Nakalele Blowhole, […]

By |October 3rd, 2012|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |10 Comments

Withstand the Rain at the Ritz in Kapalua

Besides this Maui Ritz Carlton stay, my only other experience with these luxury hotels was eating free lobster gnocchi and pigs tail at their restaurant in Lake Tahoe, California. It was a good one. From the title of this post it may seem as if this will be the start of a negative review. Not so. […]

By |September 12th, 2012|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |8 Comments