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What to Pack for Maui

What to Pack for Maui

You're finally going on that dream vacation!  Now what to pack for Maui?  Under packing is never fun because you are left wanting and over packing is such a drag...literally you're dragging your bag because its too heavy! I always pack in a carry on because it allows...

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The Best Airbnbs in Maui (worth the splurge)

The Best Airbnbs in Maui (worth the splurge)

Are you dreaming of a tropical vacation in Maui?  I put together a list of the best Airbnbs in Maui that will make your Hawaiian vacation unforgettable. Times are bit off ever since 2020 threw us a curve ball and sadly getting yourself to a tropical island isn’t as...

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The best time to visit Maui

The best time to visit Maui

Picking the best time to visit Maui will depend on a number of factors, like your budget, busy season and the top activities you want to experience while visiting Maui. In this best time to go to Maui guide I break down in detail about Maui’s seasons, the best time to...

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Where to stay in Maui on a budget

Where to stay in Maui on a budget

Deciding where to stay in Maui on a budget will be a big decision when you are watching your wallet.  One of the biggest expenses for your Maui vacation will be your accommodations. Many Maui hotels average 200-300 dollars per night.  I know that sounds daunting...

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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 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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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 won't be traveling anywhere anytime soon.  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...

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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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