Shave ice is heaven in a cup on a hot day; a sugary delight made from a slice of ice so thin it creates a new texture in your mouth you’ve have probably never experienced. Like us, you may have grown up eating sno-cones. Don’t be deceived: what we’re talking about here is on a whole different level! Quality shave… Read More
Maui - The Valley Isle
Maui is the second oldest of the islands. And what was one large island is now four smaller islands (thanks to erosion).
Maui has two large volcanic peaks (one being Haleakala National Park) with a large flat valley in between.
Maui’s main three areas:
Hana (as in, the Road to Hana) which is a more rural area on the windward side.
Kihei and Wailea are on the leeward side of the eastern half of Maui. Here you’ll find long, beautiful beaches and hotels and resorts. Kihei is a small/suburban tourist town and Wailea is a planned resort area complete with a high-end shopping mall.
Lahaina is the resort town/area found on the leeward side of the western half of Maui. It’s home to the famously large banyan tree (planted in 1873!) and the shopping on Front Street.
There is plenty of hiking and beach activities around the island. Maui is also well known as the main art scene, with many galleries around the island (mainly in Lahaina and Pa’ia). It’s also the main island for whale watching.
Maui goes from rural to small suburban towns. Its main airport is in Kahului.
Below you will find all of the posts about Maui. Explore them to get a flavor of what you'll find awaiting you!
It’s not a mistake that Hawai’i has ~16 observatories. It’s dark here. Get outside of the cities and you’ll find a blanket of stars unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. Stargazing can be a romantic adventure to share with your beloved. Alone, with the stillness of the universe around you, holding each other. Yeah, it’s a pretty fantastic way to… Read More
If you like eating ice cream for breakfast, but want to be healthier, than the acai bowl is for you! Or if you need a great energy boost after a long hike, the acai bowl is your go-to food. Acai (a-sigh-ee: but the ee is quick that people’s pronunciations just sound like a-sigh) is a berry from Brazil that’s been… Read More
Spending time on the winding roads of Maui’s “Road to Hana” can be both romantic and argument inducing (“You’re taking the corners too fast!”). Let’s see if we can’t convince you why and how to do it right! Know this won’t be a full guide of everything to see on the Road to Hana. The Maui Revealed book (*affiliate link)… Read More
Every year humpback whales make their way from Alaska to Hawaii for (ahem) romantic reasons. They are just another group full of romantic tourists, one could say! // Why do the whales come to Hawaii? The waters of Alaska get cold and are full of predators, so the whales make their way south for protection during the breeding season and… Read More
One of the best ways to see the islands is by the air. And a doors-off helicopter tour is the epitome of that experience. I really can’t say enough good things about it. It’s one of the most unique ways to see the islands. The views you get are unbelievable. And if you’ve never flown in a helicopter before, the… Read More