March 19, 2014

Maui Lavender, a calm oasis on Mt. Halekala

Who wouldn’t want to stop at a walking lavender garden? Just the sound brings thoughts of the wonderful fragrance and lovely blooms to mind. When we stopped on our recent trip to Maui we were excited not only by the beauty of Cathy Toda’s garden, but also by the great café that offered up a […]

A Climb to Haleakala National Park to see the volcano's highest peak!

Everyone that visits Maui must climb up Maui’s southern and eastern coastline to the Haleakala National Park to see Maui’s highest peak, the temperature plummeted and the terrain got rougher as with the ascent. At the top, Haleakala rises 10,023 feet above sea level and the slopes can be seen from just about any point […]

Maui Winery- fit for a king

Maui Winery is the only commercial winery in the state of Hawaii. The tasting room is located in the Kings Cottage, which was built as a guest cottage for King Kalakaua the “Merrie Monarch” in 1856 on the former estate of Captain James Makee’s Rose Ranch. This destination was one of my favorite on our […]

Sun Yat-Sen Park in Keokea a Maui Treasure

A drive along the King Kula Highway on the island of Maui offered up a surprising bit of Chinese history, the Sun Yat-Sen Park. Set back a little off the road, the park is located 2400 feet so the view is spectacular. The park includes a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who served as the […]