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Maui Ancient History

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Along the Road to Hana Ancient Hawaiians were a people without writing who preserved their history in chants and legends. Maui’s ancient history was passed down through the generations by the Kahuna priests (wise men) of old Hawaii.  Hana, on the eastern side of Maui, has some of the richest and most vibrant history of the entire [...]

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Maui Tropical Fruit

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Where to find the best Maui tropical fruit It goes without saying that you will try some of Maui’s tropical fruit while visiting the island.   Probably on your first meal outing.  Papaya, mango and pineapple are on just about every menu no matter where you go.  But those who live on the island know [...]

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Road to Hana – Top 10 Things to Do

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There is so much to do and see on the road to Hana that most people miss something that they wish they had the time for.  This is why Maui has one of the highest return rates in the destination travel industry. The road to Hana on Maui’s lushly rugged east side is a stunning [...]

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Driving in Maui and the Road to Hana

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Maui Sightseeing by Car Getting to the airport, security lines, layovers and feverishly counted hours on a plane and you’ve finally made it to Maui. Now you can relax.  Except now there are so many things to see and do.  Exploring in a car in Maui actually has it’s own level of stress.  The narrow [...]

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Maui Beach Weddings

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Maui Beach Wedding – Do it Yourself! Maui beach weddings are big business on Maui.   Being a professional photographer on the island for over 20 years I’ve shot many weddings, mostly back in the 90’s and several for friends since 2000.  Lots of people come here to get married because of the simplicity.  A [...]

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Thanksgiving Day in Maui – Top 5 Things to Do

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There are many ways to enjoy Thanksgiving day in Maui and I won’t go into everyone of them here but I will share with you my Top 5 Things To Do if you’re visiting Maui for Thanksgiving. Having lived for close to 20 years in Hawaii I have experienced Thanksgiving day in Maui in dozens [...]

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Maui Tour Guides – Road to Hana Tour

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Imagine for a moment what it must be like for Maui tour guides driving the road to Hana every day… If you’ve ever been on the road to Hana, you’ll know it is one of the most beautiful yet harrowing drives in all of Hawaii.  As a professional photographer I have been photographing for a [...]

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Tedeschi Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch – A brief History

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Tedeschi Winery at Maui’s Ulupalakua Ranch is Hawaii’s first vineyard. Planted originally with Syrah vines, it now includes Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Melbec and now 2 yr old Gewurtzraminer and Grenache vines set to harvests in 2014.  The first vines were planted in 1974 and while waiting for the first crop the vintners decided to [...]

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Hawaiian Legends of Hana’s Black Sand Beach

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Legends of Hana’s Black Sand Beach One of the great things about a tour to Hana is what you can learn about the culture of Hawaii.  Hawaiians are deeply connected to the land and in ancient times used the stories and legends of love and life to explain naturally occurring events.  This one is from [...]

Winding road on Keanae Peninsula

Top Five Things to Do in Maui

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Here are some top five things to do in Maui on a first visit. Maui is a larger island than most people think.  It’s hard to get a grasp on it’s size and all that there is to do unless you’ve been there.  And even if you have been there once or twice it always [...]