Shave Ice Hawaii

Shave Ice: Hawaii’s Coolest Treat

Shave ice is a must have treat of every Hawaiian vacation. Just ask former President Barack Obama who was known to eat the dessert during his time in the islands. (He is keen on melon, cherry, and lime flavors.) While it may look similar to a snow cone, the difference between shave ice and a snow cone lies in the …

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What’s On The Menu – Mahi-mahi

Maui’s waters are filled with all sorts of amazing fish that you will readily see on the menus of restaurants here on the island. Ono, Opakapaka and Mahi-mahi are a few common (and delicious) fish you will come across. Many people who come to Maui thinking they don’t like fish, end up changing their minds once they taste how amazing …

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Maui’s Underwater Life – The Opakapaka

The Pacific Ocean surrounds the beautiful Hawaiian islands. It produces breathtaking panoramic views that lure countless visitors to the shores of paradise to enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, sunsets and kayaking. The turquoise waters are not only recreational playgrounds to many tourists, its tranquil waters are home to unusual and colorful marine life. Sustainable shallow to deep water creatures are fished for …

Ulupalakua, Maui

Ulupalakua Ranch Rich in History and Preservation

If you look up toward the mountain while at a beach in Makena, you may notice miles and miles of rolling green pastures. This fertile region on the southwestern slopes of Haleakala is called Ulupalakua. It’s an area that you will pass through if choosing to take the less-traveled back side of Haleakala upon returning from Hana, but it’s worth …

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Maui’s Underwater Life – The Jellyfish Of Hawaii

Jellyfish in Hawaii There are several types of jellyfish in waters around Hawaii including the box jelly, moon jelly, and spotted jelly. This article describes each of these types so that you will be able to identify them if you should meet one while in the waters of Maui. Box Jellyfish Although they deliver a less potent sting than box …

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The Carthaginian II: From Whaling Museum to Home for Fish

About half a mile off the coast of Maui’s Puamana Beach Park, the double-masted sailing ship Carthaginian II sits beneath the waves as a self-sustaining habitat for the enjoyment of marine and human life alike. The original Carthaginian was designed as a replica of an 1840s whaling supply vessel and featured in the movies Hawaii and The Hawaiians based on …

Makawao Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui – Makawao: Where the Paniolo Roam

Visions of sand, sun, surf, and palm trees are probably among the first things that come to mind when most folks think of Hawaii. Maui visitors might also envision the waterfalls and bamboo forests found along the infamous winding Hana Highway or the view from above the clouds at Haleakala Crater. However for many locals who live in the upcountry …

All About The Jellyfish

Maui’s Underwater Life – All About The Jellyfish And Its Sting

Found in every ocean in the world and even thriving in freshwater ponds and lakes, jellyfish rule the water and have existed since before the dinosaurs. They are mesmerizing creatures, but don’t get too close – they can leave a nasty sting. In this article, we learn all about the jellyfish, how to avoid getting stung, and what to do …

Travel Apps For Hawaii Vacation

Top 5 Travel Apps for the Best Hawaii Vacation

In the age of smartphones, incredible tools to enhance nearly every aspect of your life are right at your fingertips. There are tons of apps out there for traveling from booking the best flight, hotel, and rental car to planning and organizing your trip, improving your airport experience to figuring out where to go and what to do once you …

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Maui Sightseeing: Lahaina Banyan Tree

The Lahaina Banyan Tree takes up an entire city block along Front Street and is a wonder to behold. Here’s the story of how this non-native tree ended up on Maui and grew to become the infamous landmark it is today. About the Banyan Tree The banyan tree is part of the fig species. Fruit-eating birds disperse its seeds, but …