Category Archive: Maui Trailblazer

How to get the ‘wowie’ out of a trip to Maui

Seeing sunrise on Haleakala has gotten so much buzz that visitors now need a permit to enter in the early morning hours. Forget that. It’s cold up there, and driving up in the… Continue reading

Maui’s Hana Highway: Avoid the hassle, have the fun

The Hana Highway—with its umpteen one-lane bridges, countless curves, rain forests, and waterfalls—is a rite of passage for Maui visitors. In fact, if you begin the journey at prime time, say 10 in… Continue reading

Maui’s second Hana Highway: Tootling the north coast

Almost all tourists join the conga line of rental cars on the southeast shore of Maui along the twisty Hana Highway. Far fewer challenge the wild north shore on Highway 30 through Kahakuloa… Continue reading

Want beaches and reasonably priced resorts? Try Maui’s Kihei

Decades ago, southwest Maui was dubbed the “Gold Coast” by real estate copywriters, as a string of condos and resorts sprung up along the shoreline. To be honest, it seemed sort of tacky.… Continue reading

Why not Waianapanapa State Park, Maui?

After navigating the numerous one-lane bridges and cliff-hugging turns of the Hana Highway and then the reaching open green slopes, many visitors are hell bent on continuing to Hana Town. But a better… Continue reading

Maui’s Skyline Trail: A well-kept secret at Haleakala National Park

About 1.5 million people visit Haleakala National Park each year, and almost all take in the view from 10,000-foot-high Red Hill Summit (often shrouded with lower-lying clouds). And maybe half the people at… Continue reading