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Best Fish Tacos in Maui: Ono Tacos

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Dining, Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 We stayed as a guest of the resort If you’ve been following our blog for any length of time, then you know about my obsession with tacos. Everywhere that I travel, I have to try and find the best tacos in the area. The last place that I expected to find good tacos was while on our trip to Maui. It was our first day together as a family on the island, and we just finished paddle boarding with Hale Huakaʻi around black rock, and we were relaxing on the beach under a cabana at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel when I received an Instagram message from one of our readers. She had noticed that we were in Maui and knew my love for tacos, and recommended that I try Ono Tacos. I immediately googled the taco shop and realized...

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Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson at Hale Huakaʻi

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 We stayed as a guest of the resort The alarm went off in our spacious room at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui, and I opened the curtains to reveal a beautiful view of the ocean with my children who had arrived on the island the evening before. As I opened the curtains, my kids all said, “wow.” They were in awe of the beautiful view. Then I surprised them with the news that we were going down to the beach to have a family Stand Up Paddle board (SUP) lesson at Hale Huakaʻi. Hale Huakaʻi is a public activities center located on the resort where they offer snorkeling, cabana rentals, SUP, and more. Our kids got their swim gear on and after a filling breakfast at the Tiki Terrace; we went to meet our instructor at the beach....

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Best Shave Ice in Maui: Gus’ Hawaiian Shave Ice

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Dining, Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 We stayed as a guest of the resort After checking into the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui, I went for a short drive up north to see the Nakalele Blowhole. While on my way to the blowhole, I was admiring the lush landscaping when I spotted the cutest VW bus I have ever seen on the side of the road. When I noticed that the sign on top of the bus said “shave ice,” I turned my car around to enjoy a sweet and refreshing treat at Gus’ Hawaiian Shave Ice. Little did I realize that I was about to sink my taste buds into the best shave ice I have ever had. Inside of the bus was the nicest man who helped to navigate me through their menu. There were so many delicious flavor choices and of...

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Nakalele Blowhole in Maui

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 We stayed as a guest of the resort When our family recently visited Maui, I had a different flight than my husband and kids, and I arrived on the island a couple of hours earlier. It ended up being a brilliant way of traveling because I was able to rent our car, check into our room at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, and get some groceries for the week. Then when my husband arrived with the kids, it was a much more relaxing and less stressful arrival for the kids and us. Once I was done checking into the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, I decided to take the car for a short drive up north to explore. One thing that had been on my bucket list for quite awhile was to visit the Nakalele Blowhole in Maui. I had read mixed...

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Ultimate Sailing Adventure with Sail Trilogy in Maui

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Featured, Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 Media Rate Received On our last day in Maui we wanted to do something extra special, so we made reservations for an afternoon snorkel adventure with Sail Trilogy. We arrived at the Lahaina Harbor early in the morning where we were greeted by the boat captain who welcomed us onto his boat for what would be one of the best days we spent in Maui. The boat was large, clean and not overcrowded like many of the snorkel tours we have taken in the past. Our kids got comfortable on the mesh part of the catamaran as we took off for Olowalu “Turtle Town.” While on our way to the snorkel destination, the staff came around to serve all the guests refreshing drinks and appetizers. It was the perfect way to begin our afternoon on the water. Once we...

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10 Reasons to Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Featured, Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 1 comment

 We stayed as a guest of the Ritz-Carlton When planning a family vacation on the island of Maui, there are so many choices of places to stay. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what resort is the best fit for your family to create special memories. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a top choice for families visiting the area, and these are 10 great reasons to stay at this resort when visiting Maui. Spacious Rooms The resort offers plenty of room for growing families. There is lots of space surrounding the beds, added drawers for storing clothes and large bathrooms. In Room Kitchens When planning our stay at The Ritz-Carlton we reserved a one bedroom Residential Suite. The room featured a large dining table, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, sink, dishes and cooking utensils. This type of room is especially...

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Educational and Unforgettable Whale Watching with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Ritz-Carlton We have been whale watching a million times, but we have never experienced anything quite like we did while on the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment whale watching trip in Hawaii. We registered our family for the trip during our stay at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, but the trip is open to other visitors on the island to experience. We met our guide, Ali, at the on site building at the resort where our family was given a short educational talk about the whales we were going to be looking for out on the ocean, and what to expect during our trip. The guide then took our family to a private van where we were driven to Lahaina where we would board a boat for the excursion. Next, we boarded a...

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Google Street Team Enhances Hawaii Vacation Experience

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Hawaii, Travel | 0 comments

  Are you planning an upcoming Hawaii vacation? The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and Google Maps have worked together to create brand-new 360-degree images of the rich beauty throughout the Hawaiian Islands. This is an ongoing project to eventually cover all six Hawaiian Islands to help visitors with planning and navigating their vacation to the islands. Google Map users can now explore hiking trails, parks, historical sites, and beaches on Hawai‘i! The project first began in July of 2013 on Hawai‘i, the Big Island with Kailua- Kona-based eco-tourism company Hawai‘i Forest and Trail mapping out the first set of 15 trails. “It was great to hit the trails on Hawai‘i Island with a new mission and purpose,” said Rob Pacheco, president and founder of Hawai‘i Forest and Trail, whose company hiked a total of 68.4 miles with the...

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