Author: Jane

The Trouble With Travel: Is The Journey Worth It?

The Trouble With Travel: Is The Journey Worth It?

Everyone says they love to travel. The countless photos shared on social media, the #takemeback and #tbt hashtags to continue sharing images of landmarks, sunsets, and meals eaten. I’m guilty of all of this, yet I find trouble in modern travel. The Other Costs of […]

All Aboard: 6 Things You Need for a Family Cruise with Baby

All Aboard: 6 Things You Need for a Family Cruise with Baby

Aside from excitement of not having to meal-plan or clean for a week, I was freaking out about a family cruise. How the heck do I prepare for a family cruise with baby?! It’s a total bummer when you come across “9 Reasons Not to Take […]

Spotlight: 8 Delightful Children’s Books from Hawaii

Spotlight: 8 Delightful Children’s Books from Hawaii

During our travels we love to pick up some books—cookbooks for Mama and geographically-themed books for baby. On a trip to Alaska we picked up I Would Tuck You In by Sarah Asper-Smith, showing animals of the northern wilderness. We love to take home a […]

The Hottest Island-Style Furniture You Need To Buy Now

The Hottest Island-Style Furniture You Need To Buy Now

Island-style furniture is EVERYWHERE right now! What’s old is new again…and I’m not complaining! We had macrame plant holders, acacia wood tables, and there are baby photos of me sitting in a giant rattan peacock chair. There are even ones where I’m in a teeny […]

Going to Hawai’i? How to Avoid Pissing Off the Locals

Going to Hawai’i? How to Avoid Pissing Off the Locals

First time going to Hawai’i? You’re probably planning to relax on the beach, go snorkeling, and enjoy a sunset luau. While that’s all wonderful preparation, it would also be best to learn a bit more about Hawaii beyond the tourist attractions. When visiting another country, […]

A Spectacular Spin on Maui’s Famous Banana Bread

A Spectacular Spin on Maui’s Famous Banana Bread

If loving Banana Bread is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. One…wait two, of my favorite things, aside from banana bread, are chocolate and black sesame. I happened to have a container full of Black Sesame Powder and a bunch of brown bananas. It seemed […]

This is My Aloha: Parenthood and a Love Beyond Words

This is My Aloha: Parenthood and a Love Beyond Words

Aloha means love… Everyone knows “Aloha” means love. And hello. Oh, and goodbye. However, if you speak more than one language, you also know how difficult it can be to sum up some words into perfect and direct translations. Sometimes words transcend a simplified meaning. […]

Love of the Land: Coconut Farm Treasure at Punakea Palms

Love of the Land: Coconut Farm Treasure at Punakea Palms

We enjoyed a private coconut farm tour during our big family’s trip to Maui last year. After spending the morning drinking poolside smoothies, we made our way from Wailea to Lahaina. Grown with Love Greeted by one of the owners, Kai, who lives on the […]

Ono Spotlight: Yummy Tacos at Coconut’s Fish Cafe Kihei

Ono Spotlight: Yummy Tacos at Coconut’s Fish Cafe Kihei

Before heading out to eat we usually check websites or call restaurants to make sure they can accommodate children. Coconut’s Fish Cafe in Kihei was at the top of my list based on its proximity to our rental, to other stores to buy supplies from, and […]