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Happy New Year, sort of :)

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Happy New Year! Well, sort of. It’s now January 17th, half of the first month of the year is gone.  I did try to blog on New Year’s day with the intent to jumpstarting A Maui Blog … but a glitch happened.  A Maui Blog disappear on the face of the internet that day and so the time I should have spent writing the post became the time I spent with Blue Host figuring out what’s wrong. I must say thought that Blue Host has a great customer service and they stayed with me until A Maui Blog was restore back online….

Last year wasn’t a very good year for A Maui Blog. I did not blog a lot like I used to.  I hope this year would be better.  We’ll see.

Hubby and I are off to Costco. Maybe we’ll check out Target on our way. No, they are not open yet but we can look around outside just for fun.

Go to go. A hui hou!

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Best Pizza on Maui – Where to Find … (Bucket List)

MonkeyPod Pizza

Aloha, y’all! It’s Jennifer of Island Gypsy Hawaii, again, and I’m stoked to be sharing about my Maui Pizza Bucket List today. Sound like a weird bucket list? Well, hang with me because if you visit the island you’re gonna wanna know where to find some yummy food, right? So this list is for YOU (and me, too, of course) :)

Why a bucket list? Well, because I compiled it by asking my local friends, family and scouring the internet. I’ve been fortunate enough to try out some of these places, but would absolutely LOVE to try them all. Wouldn’t you???

Round Table Pizza

Round Table Pizza

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Round Table Pizza was a vote for the entire family. Offering two locations: one on the Westside for all of you Kaanapali folks, and one on the Southside for the Kihei peeps. So, if you’re looking for a kid-friendly environment and quick service this would be a great place to try out.

Monkeypod Kitchen

With local ingredients sourced from Hawaii farms, Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea definitely made my Maui Pizza Bucket List. My local friends said this would be a great date night or adults only pizza night. They even offer a happy hour on their pizzas every night, giving a half-off discount! Now, if you know me, then you know saving money is my love language, and they had me at “half-price”. Make a reservation or simply walk-in. I hope to do so in the near future! (The photo on top of this post is a butternut squash and pine nut pizza from Monkeypod)

The Outrigger Pizza Truck

outrigger pizza

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The Outrigger Pizza Truck touts the proud statement of having Maui’s first original mobile woodfired pizza oven. They travel the island with their ono pizzas. Find them on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Azeka Plaza in Kihei; on Lahainaluna Road on Mondays and Thursdays; and at Long’s in Kula on Wednesdays. Yum…just thinking about these pizzas is making me hungry!

Flatbread Company

flatbread paia

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Located on the Northshore of Maui, Flatbread Company is an excellent choice for large groups or couples. My husband and I love the fresh ingredients Flatbread uses to create their works of art, a.k.a. pizza. I highly recommend checking out Flatbread Company in Paia, Hawaii, to satiate your pizza cravings! Their fresh salads are wonderful as well. An added bonus? You just may see good ol’ Willie Nelson or one of the Wilson brothers grabbing a bite to eat there as well, seeing as they just live up the street from the restaurant.

What’s your favorite pizza place in Maui? Which one are you going to try next? Hmm…decisions, decisions. ;)

With mucho aloha,



Aloha, this is Liza “talking”.  The other day I posted on Facebook the question “Best Pizza on Maui, what do you recommend?” and we got  132 replies! Flatbread, Serpico, Shaka Pizza, Pizza Madness and Dollies were mentioned a lot.  We probably will do a  follow p post after Jennifer and I try all these pizza places :)  Here is the link to our Facebook page in case you’re interested to see what the reader’s choice are:. Go to My Own Maui Facebook Page.


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Happy New Year 2013 – Surf On!

I was surfing the internet this morning trying to find a good photo to use for my first post on 2013.  Should it be Maui Sunrise? Maui Sunset? A Beach Shot? Palm Trees?  Then this photo above caught my eye.  That’s it! That’s the photo I want for my New Year’s Day post!  (Thanks to Mike Neal for taking this pic and sharing).

Starting a new year is like charging into a awesome wave. It’s an adventure. It’s mostly awesomeness but sometimes we can get knocked out of our board and it’s not fun.  But then we go back up again and charge once more.

Many things will happen that are beyond our control.  But we should not fear. We should not hold back on doing what we want to do simply for the fear of failure.  Let’s charge the wave of 2013. Let’s ride with confidence.  Circumstances may not always be favorable but we must always rise to the occasion. Guess what the caption that goes with this surfing photo above? Here it is:

“Well today was Circus O Mud Peahi… Waves were inconsistent, raining most of the time… hundreds of muddy people, stuck car and trucks. 30+ guys, 15+ skis and boats… Hopefully will be better in the morning :) Fun show none the less :) ” – Mike Neal

See what I mean? Let’s remember to have great attitude: positive attitude and  attitude of gratitude.  We will do well with these.

Happy New Year!


P.S. – Also check out Natalie Brown’s great photos of surfing at Peahi (JAWS), Maui at Maui Information Guide .


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A Maui Blog At The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Event

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One of the many passions I have is using helping entrepreneurs harness the power of social media for business.  So when Alvin Santander from Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce contacted me to speak about it on their membership meeting, I was tickled pink!  Seriously, I am very excited to be sharing the secrets of  A Maui Blog’s success in social media.   Six years ago, when I started blogging, I didn’t know that my life would be changed by it.  BAck in 2005, I was among the very few on Maui who advocated the use of Social Media for business and only few were listening then. Today the climate has changed. Today, business owners on Maui  understand that engagement in Social Media is indispensable  and so they want to learn. And that’s exactly what I will be doing – I will share my knowledge and experience on how to use Social Media effectively for business.

The event is organized by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce for it’s members, however,  it’s open to public.  It will be held on June 6th at 5:30PM at the Leis Family Act Paina Building in UH Maui. Cost of $20 includes heavy pupu.  If you are on Maui and have a business here, I invite you to come.  I look forward to meeting you and spending some time with you IRL :)

Payment can made at the door but we request that you also RSVP so you can plan ahead.

RSVP: or Alvin Santander at (808) 856-2605

Remit $20 check payment to:

“Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce”

POBox 331033 · Kahului, Hawai‘i 96733,

…or payment accepted at the door.



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