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Maui A to Z: Sugar Beach

Maui has an extraordinary number of beautiful beaches.  It leads to a very first world, Maui problem: Different beaches are good for different activities, and we try to mix it up, but there’s only one beach we can walk to every night – Sugar Beach. Sugar Beach isn’t what I’d call a great swimming beach, but it’s perfect for LOOOONG walks.  There aren’t too many … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Sugar Beach

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Maui A to Z: Restaurants

We are spoiled.  Maui has some of the world’s best chefs and chefs in training.  It’s hard to throw a rock and not hit a great place to eat.  Among our favorites are, in no particular order: Fat Daddy’s (already mentioned on the letter F) Gannon’s  Coconut’s Fish Cafe Roy’s Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Teddy’s Bigger Burger Gerard’s Bridgit and Bernard’s The list could go on forever, but … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Restaurants

Watching the Eddie Aikau

Maui A to Z: Quicksilver

Need a good t-shirt?  Want to watch an amazing big wave surf competition?  Quicksilver is the answer. First, Quicksilver makes a great t-shirt.  They are high quality, comfortable, and last forever.  They come in a size for anyone in the family, and most of them have fun designs.  They also make the ‘Eddie Would Go’ and ‘Eddie Went’ t-shirts that are incredibly popular around the islands. … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Quicksilver

Maui Obon

Maui A to Z: Obon

Maui has a strong Japanese influence, so it is no surprise that we are given multiple opportunities to observe Obon on our island.  Obon is a Japanese custom to honor relatives that have passed away. Bon odori (dances) are performed during the events and lanterns are lit to celebrate the lives and sacrifices of departed relatives.  It’s a beautiful way to remember loved ones that are … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Obon

Maui A to Z National

Maui A to Z: National Parks

Maui has one National Park called Haleakala and it has two distinct districts: Summit and Kipahulu. When most people think of Haleakala, they picture the mountain area that rises 10,000 ft out of the ocean.  It’s spectacular and is hard to beat in terms of view.  On a good day, you can see 6 of the 8 main Hawaiian islands.  Hawaii is actually made up of … Continue reading Maui A to Z: National Parks