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Sail and Snack to Lana‘i

TRILOGY EXCURSIONS, Maui’s oldest family-owned-and-operated ocean recreation company, has gained a cult following for its FAMILY-ORIENTED SAILING TOURS to Lana‘i. Its success can be attributed to its large fleet of catamarans—and its HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS. First, the rolls: The tradition began in 1973, when the Coon family arrived on Maui following a two-year sailing adventure… Continue »

Pick Up an Ukulele

Inspired by Eddie Vedder’s ‘Ukulele Songs? Or maybe you fancy yourself to be the next Jake Shimabukuro, or just want to be able to strum along to songs such as “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” by Jack Johnson, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole or the perennial favorite “‘Ukulele Lady.” Either way, you’re in luck— Maui… Continue »

Sample a Sweet Taste of the Islands

Hawai‘i is a great place for all sorts of people, including those with a sweet tooth. With a multicultural history and population to pull from, the SWEET OFFERINGS of the islands vary from well-known options like SHAVE ICE to treats like crispy manju. If you’re looking for something a little more fun than a keychain… Continue »

Get Inked, For Now or Forever

Polynesians have decorated their bodies with TATTOOS for centuries. In Hawai‘i, tattoos came in a variety of designs and symbols, each holding its own SIGNIFICANCE—social standing and rank, religious devotion, bravery in war, heritage and rites of passage. Even to this day, some tattoos are still passed on from family member to family member. While… Continue »

Make a Cheese Run

Make a cheese run to the SURFING GOAT DAIRY in Kula and get a look at Upcountry scenery along the way. This national AWARD-WINNING DAIRY produces about 30 varieties of GOURMET GOAT CHEESE on its 42-acre farm, located on Oma‘opio Road. A growing herd of some 200 goats fuels the operation. The dairy is owned… Continue »

Take a Culinary Tour

Maui is the perfect place for foodies to indulge in some FARM-TO-TABLE ADVENTURES. (Perhaps that’s why Bravo’s hit culinary competition show “TOP CHEF” picked the VALLEY ISLE as the locale for its Season 11 finale?) Getting the inside scoop on how chefs and restaurants around the island get their dishes to shine is a perfect… Continue »

Take a Breather

As you approach the halfway-to-Hana point at mile marker 16, watch for a FRUIT AND REFRESHMENT STAND appropriately called “HALFWAY TO HANA” and check out the banana bread, which is baked by the proprietor and comes with a glowing reputation. Another quick stop off the highway is the tiny village of NAHIKU, one of the… Continue »

Get Festive

Just because you’re on an island vacation doesn’t mean you have to give up CONCERTS, EVENTS or FESTIVALS. Here’s a sampling of what you can look forward to on the Valley Isle. • KIHEI FRIDAY TOWN PARTY – DECEMBER: Kehi’s Fourth Friday, a pau hana-style community street party with food trucks, entertainment, crafts and kids’… Continue »

Sample Some ‘Local Kine Grinds’

“So ‘ono” or “broke da mouth” is what locals say when they eat delicious, or “ONOLICIOUS,” grinds (“GOOD FOOD” in Hawai‘i’s Pidgin English). While on Maui, try some of these simple, affordable grinds, such as plate lunches and poke (said “pohkeh”) for a meal that travels well and is an authentic taste of the islands…. Continue »

Dig In

One of the tastiest results of Hawai‘i’s melting-pot culture is the great CULINARY DIVERSITY that has come from people of every ethnic background sharing a bit of their table with everyone else. Sampling the unique offerings found only here in Hawai‘i is one of the best ways to get to know this place. The bounty… Continue »