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Explore Haleakala on Horseback

Enjoy a uniquely Hawaiian experience with a scenic tour of Haleakala, all while taking in the views from horseback. PONY EXPRESS TOURS’ über-popular HALEAKALA RANCH PANIOLO RIDE treats riders to breathtaking views from an elevation of 4,000 feet. This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you through MAUI’S HIGH COUNTRY, through the rolling pastures of a cattle ranch… Continue »

See Silversword: Maui’s Rare Plant

The HAWAIIAN SILVERSWORD PLANT is so rare, it only grows in a select few locations throughout the islands— above the 6,000-foot level on HALEAKALA and high on the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawai‘i Island. Even more rare is the appropriately named ‘AHINAHINA (Hawaiian for the color gray), the subspecies of silversword… Continue »

Indulge in Some Retail Therapy

Though famous for its scenery, climate and cerulean blue sea, Maui harbors another little gem— SHOPPING. Some of the best browsing comes in the form of walking up and down the streets of towns like Makawao, Pa‘ia, Kihei and Lahaina. Not only do you get to soak up the sunshine between stops, you also get… Continue »

Re-discover Aloha Wear

It may seem strange, but ALOHA WEAR is more than that crazy floral-pattered shirt your uncle loves to wear to cookouts. Here in Hawai‘i, you’ll find a wide range of apparel that fall into the “aloha wear” category, or what some people may call “HAWAIIAN SHIRTS.” There are those shirts, yes, but there are also… Continue »

Take-home Gifts

While bumper stickers, shell lei and T-shirts from souvenir stands are great gifts to take home to friends and family, there are a surprising amount of other options as well. In fact, locals say that each area of the state has a special treat that must be sampled and, if possible, brought back home to… Continue »

Make a Jewel of a Find

The islands have a tradition and mana (spiritual power) of their own, which visitors get a taste of while watching hula performances, sightseeing on tropical tours and savoring local dishes. LOCALLY INSPIRED AND CRAFTED JEWELRY offers a permanent way to transport that experience back home. You may have heard of or even seen many kama‘aina… Continue »

Get Hooked on Scrapbooking

What do you do when your husband has headed off to his third tee time in three days? That’s easy. Pack up your Maui photos and go SCRAPBOOKING. ISLAND PAPERIE is a local company that offers the world’s largest selection of Hawai‘i-designed scrappin’ goods. In fact, the company produces more than 3,000 of its own… Continue »

Hit the Main Street

The island of Lana‘i has not a single stoplight and a population of only 3,100 people. Where better, then, to find small-town charm than Lana‘i City’s main square? Marked by tall pine trees and a grassy park, LANA‘I CITY COMMERCIAL SQUARE boasts shops, a visitor center and numerous eateries. Head to LANA‘I ARTS CENTER to… Continue »

Get Artistic

Maui, with its spanning green landscapes, crystalline waters and stunning sunsets, presents the perfect backdrop for artistic expression. In fact, with so many NATURAL AND MAN-MADE WONDERS so readily at hand, it’s hard not to feel inspired. Those looking to channel their inner creativity can hone their talents with a class led by local contemporary… Continue »

Walk Around Lahaina

Day or night, exploring LAHAINA on foot is a unique experience, one where you’ll find HISTORIC SITES and MODERN HANGOUTS dotting the landscape of this FAMOUS PORT CITY. HALE PA‘AHAO, an old stone jail that stands at the corner of Waine‘e and Prison streets, has a colorful past. Built in 1852, it once was the… Continue »