Tag Archive: Maui

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 do few tourists go to the best beach parks in Hawaii for swimming?

Four beach parks are strung like pearls along the outer shores of Hilo Bay on the Big Island, each with clear water, abundant sea life, breakwaters that make for safe swimming, and exquistely… Continue reading

Gear Up For Hawaii

  DAY PACK: Organize your daypack so that it can be used not only for hiking and beach use, but also as a “purse” that you can drag with you everywhere, thereby leaving… Continue reading

No Worries Hawaii: does all the work so you don’t have to

No Worries Hawaii is a vacation planning guide for all the islands. A self test lets you pick through things to do in the Islands (below is one of 38 categories), and gives… Continue reading

Hana: worth the grueling drive

All the sights of Maui are within a day’s drive. Almost all tourists stay on the west side, either in south in Kihei-Wailea or on the north end at Lahaina-Ka‘anapali-Kapalua. As an alternative,… Continue reading

Maui’s Hana Highway: Why not Wainapanapa?

Traveler’s on Maui’s winding-and-waterfall-filled Hana Highway should slow down 2 miles outside of the little town and hang a left to Wainapanapa State Park. Its black sand beach is the best snorkeling and… Continue reading