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: 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