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Helicopter Tours of Maui and Molokai

Helicopter Tours of Maui and Molokai

Posted on July 9, 2014

-by Jennifer Miner Helicopter tours of Maui and Molokai provide an amazing (and, well, easy) way to see parts of Hawaii you’d never see on foot. Yes, Hawaiian vacations should always include at least one hike; after all, Hawaii is unlike any other part of our country in the most dramatic geographical ways, looking much more [...]

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Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Growing Cacao in Hawaii

Posted on June 17, 2014

Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production? In the below post, chocolate lover Doreen Pendgracs shares what she learned while visiting cocoa farms and plantations around Oahu. Growing cocoa on American soil Usually, the growing of cacao (cocoa) has been limited to a belt [...]

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Maui Family Travel: Glorious Upcountry and Beach Bums

Maui Family Travel: Glorious Upcountry and Beach Bums

Posted on June 3, 2014

-by Amber Johnson Maui’s “upcountry” is a cluster of sites located 2,000+ feet up the slope of the famed crater Haleakala. What we expected: a welcome respite from our sunburned couple of days at the beach. What we did: fell in love. Parts of this region are referred to as the “Maui Alps.” With cooler temperatures, [...]

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Midlife Crisis in Maui

Midlife Crisis in Maui

Posted on April 3, 2014

-by Colleen Lanin I turned 40 this month, that dreadful age that divides the old from the young. I have gained 14 pounds over the past few years. A few white strands play peek-a-boo with me while I blow dry my hair each morning. I have been feeling entirely unsexy and, well, just plain old. [...]

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New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

New Tauck Poll Reveals Hawaii as Ultimate Dream Destination

Posted on March 13, 2014

Hawaii may be America’s 50th state, but it’s number-one in the hearts of U.S. travelers as revealed in a recent poll conducted for the top luxury tour operator Tauck by Reuters/Ipsos. More than twenty percent of respondents in the poll picked Hawaii as the place they would visit if neither time or money were a [...]

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Posted on February 24, 2014

Volunteering and giving back has never felt as good as it does in the Hawaiian Islands. Engage with local Hawaii residents in meaningful ways where values are shared, stories exchanged, and friendships made in the most authentic ways possible. So are you ready? Restore A Taro Patch – Spend the morning at one of Oahu’s [...]

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Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Stop. Relax. Breathe.

Posted on February 20, 2014

Slow down and take some time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. With clean air, warm tropical weather, and friendly people sharing the aloha spirit, a trip to Hawaii can help to get you in a fresh, new frame of mind. Here’s how: Pack Light – No need to stress about packing a whole [...]

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There’s Something About Maui

There’s Something About Maui

Posted on February 13, 2014

-by Kent and Canaan Aloha! As I write this, our time on Maui isn’t quite over, and we’ve already snapped hundreds of pictures. It’s overwhelming to sit here clicking through them all because it’s a reminder of how incomprehensibly magnificent and diverse this island is. Such a small place yet so much to see, do [...]

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Surfing in Maui

Surfing in Maui

Posted on February 6, 2014

-by Roni Weiss For many days before my surf lesson, I had images of falling off the surfboard, smashing my face, and breaking a tooth. I tweeted my fears and asked how to avoid hurting myself on my Facebook page. When I got to Maui Wave Riders, I felt incredibly silly. All of my worries [...]

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Hawaiian-Style Canoe Sailing in Maui

Hawaiian-Style Canoe Sailing in Maui

Posted on January 28, 2014

-by Sheila Beal Sailing in Hawaii is always a treat. I love feeling the tradewinds caressing my face as the vessel skims across the bluest of blue ocean water. I try to sail on each visit to Hawaii. On my recent visit to Maui, I had the unique opportunity to sail on a canoe fashioned [...]

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