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Maui Wild Dolphin Days

This weekend is Maui’s celebration of Wild Dolphin Days! To commemorate this weekend, the Pacific Whale Foundation held its Wild Dolphin Sand Sculpture Contest out on Keawakapu Beach in South Kihei! Prizes were given out in 5 categories to participants to encourage all ages, abilities and family sizes to participate.[…] Read More →

The Miracles at Haku Baldwin Center

You’ve probably passed the ranch in Makawao a dozen times without realizing the magic nestled on the side of the road. Back behind unmarked fences lies a 33 acre ranch known as Haku Baldwin Center. They don’t advertise a lot and in fact, don’t even have a website yet –[…] Read More →

If The Shoe Fits, Wailuku

The name, If The Shoe Fits, struck me as cute at first glance and within the first 5 minutes with shop owner, Teri Edmonds, the name became cleverly appropriate. Teri is one of those owners that greets each customer with the compassion of a long lost friend… Her warm aloha[…] Read More →

Maui Specialty Chocolates

Nestled in an out-of-the-way location is a real local gem called Maui Specialty Chocolates. You would be most likely to discover them as custom made chocolate treats for local hotels and vacation condo complexes; but thankfully you needn’t have to stay in one of these establishments to enjoy the rich,[…] Read More →

Native Intelligence, Wailuku

Among our Wailuku stops was an interesting visit with Jenny Molitau, owner of Native Intelligence. Go ahead and let the name intrigue you – it’s a fantastic place. Plan to spend enough time to really enjoy everything the shop has to offer. Native Intelligence has been in business for 4[…] Read More →

Manoli’s Pizza – Grand Opening week in Wailea

Nestled above the 15th hole of the Wailea Blue, one might feel that you’re looking out onto a park and pond (as a few young ones mistakenly did), but in actuality you’re enjoying one of the three beautiful golf courses that Wailea offers from Manoli’s Pizza.   While customers are[…] Read More →

Exploring Wailuku, Part III, things to do

Next stop on our tour of Wailuku included a visit to the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.     There’s no entrance fee to wander around the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens which makes it an even better tour stop!  It’s a nice place to spend a pleasant afternoon with your kids[…] Read More →

Meet Mika, Weaver of Magic

There’s someone very special on the Island of Maui that most folks won’t have a chance to meet – unless you go looking for him. His name is Mika Villaren and he’s one of those magical types of people that simply LIVE the word ALOHA. We were fortunate to make[…] Read More →

Part IV – Palmer Travel Blog, Relocating to Maui

The wait is finally over and with it comes the final post for the traveling part of our blogging. Hurricane Daniel and Hurricane Emelia have come and gone, leaving the South side of the island as dry and needy as it was before the weather warnings. Even those of us[…] Read More →

Exploring Wailuku, Part II, Restaurants and Dining

The next must-stop on our Wailuku Tour was for lunch at the Café O’Lei Wailuku.   We’ve enjoyed many meals at the other Café O’Leis on the island, but if you get the chance to stop in here for lunch, be sure to ask to be served by Omi. She[…] Read More →