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January 5, 2019

We call it Airport Beach because it features the planes flying overhead as they take off from Kahului Airport. It's a local beach, off the beaten path on Stable Road. It's a small beach with a narrow strip of sand surrounded by trees, some of which stretch over the wat...

July 2, 2018

Halehaku Heiau in Haiku. Who knew?

We never heard of a heiau in Haiku until we found the Halehaku heiau in the Maui Trailblazer book. We looked for information online but found nothing (really?). This is a hidden gem at the end of Kulike Road. It's a short, but adventur...

January 29, 2018

There is a brilliant field of sunflowers in Central Maui that is grown and harvested for biodiesel fuel. It is one of the few vertically integrated companies in Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel, and the sunflowers have become such a popular attraction that parking has been al...

December 31, 2017

Thompson Road is a rolling country road lined by a black lava rock wall that provides beautiful contrast to the lush green hillsides. With spectacular views of Lanai, Kahoolawe and the West Mauis this is one of our favorite walks on the island. Park the car across the...

December 11, 2017

A long sandy beach that stretches 0.7 miles from Wailea to the end of Kihei. Arrive early for the best chance of getting a parking spot. There is a small lot and also parking alongside the street. We walked to the Kihei boat ramp where we saw turtles in the crystal cle...

November 27, 2017

Kukui Puka is an all time favorite and we find ourselves visiting every few weeks. Today the cows that are normally roaming the upper hillsides were munching the green grass on the pathway to Kukui Puka. We dodged the cow patties for another magical visit and meditatio...

November 20, 2017

Wailea Beach Walk, also known as the Wailea Coastal Walk, is a beautifully maintained 1.5 mile path that includes five beaches and passes by the most luxurious hotels in Wailea. It is best to take the stroll in the morning, when it is coller and easier to get parking,...

November 12, 2017

Kahakapao Trail in Makawao Forest in one of our favorite hikes. It's a 6 mile loop through a forest of eucalyptus, Cook pines, ti plants, various types of ginger, native ferns and many examples of mushrooms.

November 8, 2017

If we go to Makena, or even Lahaina, we just about always stop for a walk along the beach and a swim at Sugar Beach in Kehei. Parking along the road is easy peasy with easy access to the beach or the Kealia Coastal Boardwalk and we often spot the protected Hawaiian sti...

November 6, 2017

La Perouse is a dramatic landscape with jagged black lava, sparkling blue water and bright sandy beaches. The contrast of the jagged black lava fields against the green foothills of Mt Haleakala and the blue sky is exquisite. Today we discovered a surprising new featur...

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