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7, 10, 14 Day Maui Itinerary: A Local’s Guide

7, 10, 14 Day Maui Itinerary: A Local’s Guide

You're planning a dream trip to Maui but don't know how much time you should allot for your island adventure.  I've put together a 7, 10 or 14 Day Maui itinerary that covers the whole island and also includes that much needed relaxation time on all the best beaches. I...

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The Best Hikes on Maui, HI

The Best Hikes on Maui, HI

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to explore an area and it always fits into the budget.  Living on Maui for the best part of a decade has given me ample opportunity to test out all of these trails and come up with a best hikes on Maui list.Safety while hiking the...

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10 Budget Friendly Maui Adventures

10 Budget Friendly Maui Adventures

If you're anything like me, you CRAVE adventure.  Thankfully, I get into tons of Maui adventures on a daily basis.  But unfortunately for me it comes at a price because Hawaii is very expensive.  Don't worry!  You can still have incredible adventures on a budget.  I'm...

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Exploring West Maui: 15 Amazing Stops

Exploring West Maui: 15 Amazing Stops

West Maui is one of the most popular parts of the island and my favorite part mostly because I get to call it home as I live in Lahaina.  A day to do the West Maui drive should always be on someones Maui itinerary especially if you are staying on this side. Driving...

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What to Pack for a Day Hike:  10 Essentials

What to Pack for a Day Hike: 10 Essentials

All right today we’re going to talk about what to pack for a day hike.  Many hikers I see on the trails carry a bottle of water or less.  I admit, I used to be one of those hikers.  Now a days I carry a day pack because I like to be prepared and let's face it being...

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Hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail on Maui, HI

Hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail on Maui, HI

The Waihee Ridge Trail is a popular hike on Maui.  This trail offers scenic coastal sights and views of the lush Waihee valley below as you descend up the mountain.  This was the first hike I ever did on Maui on my second day of living here so as you can image in...

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15 Epic Things to Do in Maui, HI

15 Epic Things to Do in Maui, HI

Vacationing on Maui is a dream destination for most who travel here.  And for good reason as there are many things to do in Maui!  You will spend your days hiking to hidden waterfalls, snorkeling with the fish, sampling local cuisine and getting rid of those pesky tan...

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Awesome Things to do in Hana, Hawaii

Awesome Things to do in Hana, Hawaii

Looking for things to do in Hana, Maui?  Hana is filled with waterfalls, beaches and adventure, what everyone wants from a Hawaiian vacation. Hana is one of Maui's most  easy going, laid back towns that is the definition of living life at a slower pace.  Make sure you...

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The Best Zion hikes of Zion National Park

The Best Zion hikes of Zion National Park

Hiking Zion National Park is always a standout moment of my summer. Not only are the Zion hikes amazing but Zion National Park is my favorite park in the United States. Zion National Park is one of the smallest and one of the most visited parsk in the country, nearly...

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Haleakala Crater Hike & More

Haleakala Crater Hike & More

A top activity when exploring the Maui is to visit Haleakala National Park. My favorite way to explore the National Park is to do a Haleakala Crater Hike. If you're not into hiking, don't worry, there are many reasons to go.Haleakala Crater Summit Travel Guide*I have...

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Hi I’m Jess. A thirty something adventure seeking, gin loving, sun chasing, temple searching, bikini wearing, outdoor enthusiast who lives on Maui and writes about Hawaii and her world travels.

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