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Whale Day 2008

Feb. 19, 2008

Pacific Whale Foundation deserves a heartfelt mahalo for creating such an amazing day for Mauians on Whale Day last Saturday. Hundreds of great artisans were selling all kinds of fun things they had created and refined to bring to the marketplace. I bought a hat that a new company called Maalaea Bay designed that had their slogan on the side..."It Is What It Is". I guess that's their way of saying, "Chill", but if you have a better idea let me know. Maalaea Bay Grill had a mix grill plate...

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Maui During The Holidays

Jan. 28, 2008

One of the core values of Hawaii is family. It is a little bit different from most cultures in that we extend our family to all the cousins and aunties and uncles and in laws...anyone connected is invited to become part of the ohana...Hawaiian for family. During the Christmas holidays the family plans on lots of shopping and the malls try to create a special series of events around churches and musical troupes who keep song and dance continuously as the big day gets closer. I had...

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Maui Insider Interviews Coming Soon

Jan. 7, 2008

We are getting ready to make ‘08 the year of the Maui Resident interview. Our team is being equipped with state of the art portable recording gear to go out and interview all the people on Maui who make this island the paradise the world has come to know. We will be talking to boat owners who take thousands of people every month on adventures that range from ocean rafts that carry 6 people into tight coastal caves to cruise ships that are ultimate resorts on the water. We will interview guys...

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The Best of Maui

Article by Taj Barnhart

Learn about the little things that make Maui special – customs, quirks, and island favorites.

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The Story of Hula

Taste of the Island

Shave Ice

This is not the same as a sno-cone! Shave Ice (note there is no "d" on shave) is a soft, easy-to-eat frozen treat made of ice that is literally shaved off a huge ice block, and then flavored with your choice of a rainbow of exotic syrups. Be sure to try one!

Do I need to worry about sunburns?

Emphatically YES! It is possible to burn within twenty minutes, so be sensible and take precautions....

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