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The Best Beaches in Maui: Written by a Local

The Best Beaches in Maui: Written by a Local

Wondering what the best beaches in Maui are?  Maui has coastlines of beautiful beaches that you'll be overwhelmed with the array of choices.  Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island and it does NOT have a  shortage of sandy...

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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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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 exploring West Maui should always be on someones Maui itinerary especially if you are staying on this side.  Driving around...

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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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A Lahaina, Maui Travel Guide

A Lahaina, Maui Travel Guide

I figured there's no better time than now to write a Lahaina travel guide since I'm stuck here for the time being.  I mean there could be worse places right?!  Plus this has given me a lot of time to push the publish button on several posts. 7, 10, or 14 Day Maui...

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10 Incredible Places in Maui you Must See

10 Incredible Places in Maui you Must See

Maui is heaven on Earth.  A true paradise.  There are so many incredible places in Maui that you could spend weeks exploring and still not see everything you wanted to. From the lush mountainous I’ao Valley to vibrant black sand beaches, the landscapes will be so...

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5 Photogenic Maui Towns you Must Visit

5 Photogenic Maui Towns you Must Visit

There are a handful of Maui towns that you can't miss when you are exploring this island.  Maui is loved by all and people from all over the world flock to spend a week or two living in paradise.  On Maui you can find adventure, romance, luxury and solitude all...

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Maui Insider Tips to Know Before you Go

Maui Insider Tips to Know Before you Go

I’m one of those people who decided that I wanted my ‘real’ life to be most peoples ‘dream’ life, so I upped and moved to Maui.  Were my friends and family jealous?!? Of course, I live in Hawaii!  That's why I put together a list of 'Maui Insider Tips' to help my...

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The Best Restaurants in Lahaina

The Best Restaurants in Lahaina

Looking for the best restaurants in Lahaina?  I know that tasting local cuisine and experiencing new restaurants are a highlight of many people's itineraries, especially if you’re a foodie.  Plus after a long day of hiking or enjoying the ocean you'll have worked up...

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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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