Maui’s average ocean temperatures hover around a comfortable 75-80 degrees with wave heights that range from a few feet to upwards of 40 feet depending on the time of year and which side of the island you’re on – making this island ideal for a wonderful waveriding vacation.
27 Apr 2012 1 Comment
Like the sweet smell of plumeria, love is always in the air on Maui – the perfect place to “get Maui’d” or spend a honeymoon. Stunning sunsets and secluded beach coves provide the fairy tale backdrops as couples exchange lei (traditionally, pikake for the bride and maile for the groom), to symbolize their eternal love.
27 Apr 2012 1 Comment
Maui generally conjures up images of beautiful beaches with swaying palms, but there are a number of incredible hikes in this tropical paradise that you won’t want to miss. From quick little roadside jaunts that lead to towering and fragrant Eucalyptus trees like the Waikamoi Nature Trail (just past mile marker 9 on the Road to Hana), or longer (3+ hour) hikes through bamboo forests with staggering ravines that culminate at the spectacular 400’ Waimoku Falls or delve deep into the crater of a dormant volcano – Maui has it all!
Waimoku Falls – Hana
24 Apr 2012 1 Comment
“A sun-bleached fishing village with funky wooden structures“ was the only breadcrumb I needed to set me on the trail. When you’re cursed with gypsy blood and dead-set on finding your paradise, it really doesn’t take much to get you moving. So that one sentence in a South Carolina newspaper was all it took to get me packing. And by packing, I mean everything. It was time to move again and this place sounded like just what I was looking for - refreshingly simple and nostalgic - and I just had to check it out. My daughter happened to be away for the summer so we packed up her room and picked her up on the way. (She loves telling that story.)
08 Apr 2012 1 Comment
You know that feeling when you just want to get away? It sets in about 8:00am every morning for me and usually can be set at bay with a little daydreaming (and completely obliterated by the time I get to work) or temporarily satisfied with a bike ride or a good book. But every now and then it’s more urgent and demands attention. Like when I really wanted to get away….far away from the sweltering heat of a Florida summer. Plane tickets, hotel, car rental and food can be a pretty costly spur-of-the-moment whim for a family vacation but the internet can be a wonderful thing when you don’t have any particular destination in mind.