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My Maui Luxury Retreat – Vacation In My Home Island – Hawaii Paradise

Would you like to stay in a luxurious villa for a week in the beautiful town called Wailea on Maui? “Yes, please!” was my answer. And my guess is “yes please” will be your answer too. Or, maybe an even more emphatic yes … one that includes some colorful language or words that might not […]

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No More Cane Burning, Because No More Sugar Plantation, on Maui by the End of 2016

When the press release went out yesterday from Alexander & Baldwin announcing transition of Hawaii Commercial and Sugar Company to Diversified Farm model, the news went out on the internet like “wild fire“.  Many articles about this “Sugar shut down” had been shared on Facebook hundreds of times, viewed tens of thousands time, and several […]

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Christmas at Hope Chapel

T’was the Night Before Christmas … Christmas Luau …

CHRISTMAS LŪ‘AU © Lyrics & Music: Leonard Hawk ‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the hale, Was singing and dancing And ho‘omalimali. Mama in her mu‘umu‘u And papa in his malo Greeting aikāne, “Pehea, mahalo.” Sister gathered flowers for a lei. Brother watched the imu all of the day. Soon the music boys began […]

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Living on Maui – The Ups and Downs

  I have been thinking about this topic of “Living on Maui” for the past few weeks.  Recently our family’s income was reduced significantly. There were moments of panic and anxiety.  Then we prayed, we assessed, we prayed again and we planned.  Bottomline, we have to change our lifestyle and live within our means, with a new […]

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Ka Malama Dinner Series At The Grand Wailea

Ka Malama Dinner Series at the Grand Wailea – It was a fascinating experience – a unique feast engaged with cultural learning.  The suitable pairing of wine with the food served is an added treat. The welcome cocktail is the “cherry on top”! Thanks to Sommelier Yeshua Goodman for that delicious Lilikoi Basil cocktail shown on […]

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Throw Net Fishing Hana Bay via Travaasa Hana

Liza Learned Hawaiian Throw Net Fishing At Travaasa Hana

Continuing with our Travaasa Hana adventure stories, one of the many activities that I really enjoyed doing was learning “Throw Net Fishing”.  Noelle took a photo of me during our lessons at Travaasa Hana, but she didn’t go with us at the bay, so I didn’t have a photo of me actually throw net fishing at Hana […]

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O'o Farm

O’o Farm Raises the Bar

Farm to table has become all the rage in the last few years, and for good reason.  Many people want more than just a meal, and they want to eat it with a clean conscience, knowing that is was made in a kind and sustainable manner.  High above the bustle of Maui’s beach scene is […]

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Maui Matsuri 2015: Don’t Miss It!

The Maui Matsuri is a 3-day event that is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Japanese culture on Maui. “Matsuri” means “Japanese festival,” and the Maui Matsuri incorporates some of the most notable cultural exhibits, educational activities, entertainment and food in order to bring the community together to celebrate Japanese-American history, heritage and culture on Maui. […]

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