Jellyfish

Maui A to Z: Jellyfish and Jaws

If you want to see a jellyfish on Maui, the only smart place to do so is at the Maui Ocean Center.  Catching up with one of these creatures in the wild is not recommended, and the always available antidote to their painful sting might be a little more traumatizing than the initial encounter with the jellyfish.  Your options are limited, and you either get a … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Jellyfish and Jaws

Maui A to Z: Fat Daddy’s

Fat Daddy’s: A little slice of carnivorous heaven set in the heart of Kihei.  Chris, the chef, is an artist when it comes to meat.  The revamp of the inside over the past year has created more seating, an outdoor eating space, and a great atmosphere.  Chris is a big fan of farmers, and I’ve heard rumors that a portion of the proceeds from certain dishes … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Fat Daddy’s

Maui A to Z: Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus, specifically the rainbow eucalyptus, are among my favorite trees.  If you know where to look Upcountry, you can find a few great examples.  Most of them are along the road to Hana.  They are spectacular and appear to be painted with light greens, reds, and blues. To see regular old eucalyptus, you can travel above Makawao to Olinda.  The drive to the Olinda Forest … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Eucalyptus

Dragons Teeth

Maui A to Z: Dragons Teeth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk inside the mouth of a dragon?  That’s exactly what it feels like when you step out onto the point called Dragons Teeth. This quirky spot was formed by hot lava meeting the elements of the ocean.  The wind and waves whipped the newly created landmass into something resembling teeth.  As an added bonus, if you … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Dragons Teeth

Coffee Beans

Maui A to Z: Coffee

 Is there any other possibility for ‘C’ than coffee? My love affair with coffee has been long-standing, and I firmly believe there is no room in life for bad beans.  Thank God for Maui Oma Coffee Roasting Co. Maui Oma’s regular location is a little out-of-the-way facility down in the industrial section of Kahului.  It might be Maui’s best kept secret that you can weave your … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Coffee

Agriculture and Apple Bananas

Maui A to Z: Agriculture

How appropriate for the beginning of the A to Z challenge.  The thing I love most in the world, agriculture!  Since moving to Hawaii eight years ago, we’ve had the opportunity to visit many farms on Maui.  Looking for lavender, papaya, coffee, wine, hydroponically grown lettuce, seed corn, grass fed beef, sugarcane, or mangos?  We have that.  Our family’s top two agriculture tours have been of … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Agriculture