Maui A to Z: Lavender and Lava

For today’s installment of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, we’ll begin with Lavender.  Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is one of my favorite places to visit on the island of Maui.  It’s crisp up there on the side of Haleakala, and the view is amazing. Whenever I need a little dose of fall weather in a place that smells and looks a bit like heaven, I head … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Lavender and Lava

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

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

Maui A to Z: Beyond the Resorts

Have you ever wondered what people who live in Hawaii do for fun?  The resorts are great, but unless you are independently wealthy, the people that live in Hawaii don’t hang out there.  We typically don’t spend every night at a $50 per plate restaurant, and we certainly don’t sit on the beach 7 days a week.  I WISH! The reality is, that when you live in … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Beyond the Resorts

The Day Sugar Died, A Sad Day For The Islands

Sugar is officially dead in Hawaii.  That once beautiful swaying crop across the plains of central Maui will not see another Christmas, and at least half of the men and women who lovingly tended those fields will be jobless by 2017.  With a workforce of 675 people, around 337 individuals will be added to the masses of people looking for work on Maui. While activists online … Continue reading The Day Sugar Died, A Sad Day For The Islands