Maui A to Z: Zipline

There are several options on the island of Maui for Zipline fun, but there is only one company I trust. Skyline Eco Adventures It’s possible I’m biased, but Skyline has a top notch safety record in an industry where safety is rather important. Skyline has constructed zipline courses on several islands, with two located on Maui. When they opened the new Zip n’ Dip on the Lahaina side … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Zipline

People running in XTERRA Maui 5K

Maui A to Z: XTERRA Triathlon

Serious exercise. Marathon training.  It’s not my thing.  I wish it was my thing.  I love a good walk, even a fast walk, but I can’t imagine a world where I would willingly participate in a 5K.  My brother tried to coerce me into running while I spent a summer break with him during college.  It didn’t stick.  As a young person, I took the lead … Continue reading Maui A to Z: XTERRA Triathlon

Wailea at Sunset

Maui A to Z: Wailea

Wailea is the south shore’s version of the west side’s Ka’anapali.  Most people who live on Maui don’t spend much time in either area unless they work there.  Businesses in Wailea and Ka’anapali are priced for the “I’m on vacation, why not splurge a Little” crowd.  We sometimes try to find some beach parking and check out the waves near the big resorts, but most of the time … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Wailea

Pau Maui Vodka

Maui A to Z: Vodka

While I’m not a frequent vodka connoisseur, we have certain long term guests who really enjoy a good screwdriver or vodka tonic.  I’m one that would usually grab the mid-range bottle of whatever is convenient, but when my favorite hair stylist told me her husband is the Master Distiller at Pau Maui Vodka, obtaining a bottle moved to the top of my to-do list. Pau Maui Vodka is … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Vodka

Ulupalakua Winery Cover

Maui A to Z: Ulupalakua Ranch

Ulupalakua Ranch [oo-loo-pah-lah-KOO-ah] Ulupalakua Ranch has a long and varied history, from plantation to ranch to Maui Wine.  Visited by kings, queens, paniolos, and arm stealing vandals, it is never short on stories.  If you’re lucky, you may hear about the man buried in whiskey below his beloved sugar mill.  Not a bad way to spend eternity! Maui Wine The vines of Maui Wine (formerly … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Ulupalakua Ranch

Maui A to Z: Tropical Plantation

Maui Tropical Plantation is a beautiful space with a little bit of everything, and something for everyone.  I’ve only been here once to officially tour the space.  The kids had a field trip, and we road the train, fed the ducks, and somewhere along the line, someone managed to catch a tiny little fish in a sandwich bag.  Bob has been a great pet ever since. … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Tropical Plantation