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The Best Rainy Day Activities for your Maui Vacation

The Best Rainy Day Activities for your Maui Vacation

Don’t let a rainy day in Maui bring you down. Try to avoid driving too far, including the Road to Hana, the beach, and any other water activities. I hate driving in the rain, and feel even more uneasy driving on roads that I’m not […]

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 […]

At Last, The Secret to a Healthy and Easy Toddler Breakfast

At Last, The Secret to a Healthy and Easy Toddler Breakfast

Easy breakfasts seemed like a thing of the past when I became the parent of a toddler. So many mornings of “no, I don’t like that.” Why was my little nugget being so picky?! In the days before parenthood breakfast was so simple — some […]

Make this Simple Haku Lei You’ll Love

Make this Simple Haku Lei You’ll Love

May Day is Lei Day! I love leis, especially fresh flower ones that are fragrant, colorful. Most importantly, they are a way to celebrate, show friendship, give honor, and share love. A while back Moana was on repeat in our house. Honestly, I can’t complain […]

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 […]

Ugly delicious: 8 Dishes You Need to Devour in Hawai’i

Ugly delicious: 8 Dishes You Need to Devour in Hawai’i

“Ugly delicious” is one way to describe Hawaiian food. I use it here in the most loving way possible. The term is borrowed from David Chang’s Netflix series of the same name. I loved steaming the series because it used food as a platform to […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Why You Need Go to the Myths of Maui Luau

5 Reasons Why You Need Go to the Myths of Maui Luau

1. It’s Maui’s Longest-Running Oceanfront Luau The Royal Lahaina Resort’s has been putting on the oceanfront Myths of Maui Luau longer than anyone else! KHON2 visited them to talk about it in the video below: 2. The Kid-Friendly Menu is available year-round There are several […]