Staycation: Westin Maui Resort and Spa

For most people, the word "staycation" means taking a vacation at home, spent perhaps in the backyard pool. Here in Hawaii, we have a different meaning that applies to a vacation where you check into a resort just a few miles from home. At a recent staycation to check out the Ka'anapali Fresh Culinary Festival, I scoped out the newly renovated Westin Maui Ocean Tower. The Westin Maui opened in August 1971 as the Maui Surf Hotel with 12 stories … [Read more...]

Best of Maui Sports and Leisure

Sports & Leisure Best Fitness Club Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Crossfit State of Mind After personally watching lots people get into the best shape of their lives through this program, it’s no wonder our readers once again chose CrossFit State of Mind as Maui’s best fitness club. Although the intense workouts can be a lot to handle at first, the encouraging coaches will ensure that you see results through their intimate training … [Read more...]

Best of Maui Goods and Services

Goods & Services Best Local Clothing Designer Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Maui Thing Our readers love Maui Thing for their original designs made for people of all ages. Their clothing encompasses the aloha spirit in their unique brand that was built upon the saying, “Stuck on Good.” And how could you be stuck on anything else when you’re on such a glorious island? Maui Thing strives to show off the soul of island life through … [Read more...]

Gun Rights Rally on Maui June 18 2014 [VID] [PICS]

Wanna see whose packin'? Gun rights rally, in Kahului Maui Wednesday afternoon June 18.   Second Amendment supporters wave flags and signs in direct response to recent Senator Brian Schatz television campaign commercial.   … [Read more...]

Want to go for a ride? Here’s our guide to cycling on Maui


Maui barely registers on the map of cycling destinations. In fact, a recent Bike League report card ranked the state as 40th out of 50 in terms of biking policies, infrastructure and laws. Yet we have some of the world's best scenery and weather–you could basically ride year-round on this island. When it comes to Maui cycling, most people think of the bike down the volcano experience on Haleakala, but the island also has a robust … [Read more...]

Spa and Beauty Guide to Maui

  Being a mother can be rewarding but it’s not one of those jobs that comes with a lot of recognition. Moms work hard behind the scenes handing out hugs, drying tears, driving to all manner of destinations, passing out snacks, making dinner, reading at story time, negotiating sibling peace and tucking tired babes into bed. The dirty laundry never ends but mothers fearlessly press on with the job. Of course, there’s one day out of the year … [Read more...]

Maui Summer Camp Guide for Keiki

Summer days can drag on for Maui’s keiki. It’s day after day of sunshine and no school. Parents have the tough job of wrangling the kids into summer programs to keep them busy, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. That’s why we created this handy guide to summer programs on Maui. The guide includes academic stuff like the public libraries’ free reading program and shoreline adventure with geo-science camps. There’s also plenty of room to be … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Holly Huden of Faces by Holly

Holly Huden, Aesthetics Extraordinaire   Faces by Holly 206-697-7377   How many years experience in the industry? I have been practicing makeup design and application for the past 10 years and graduated from Spa Luna Holistic School on Maui 3 years ago.   What got you started in the spa, salon or wellness industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I have been interested in makeup, beauty … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Teri Edmonds of If The Shoe Fits

 Teri Edmonds, Owner  If The Shoe Fits, Maui 21 N. Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793 808-249-9710   Website: Facebook: If The Shoe Fits   How many years experience in the industry? 12   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I opened ITSF in 2001.  Created Hot Biskit Hawaii, my shoe … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Megan Rose of REVIVAL

Megan Rose, Designer REVIVAL: Upcycled Style   Esty Website: REVIVALmens Facebook: Revival Clothing   How many years experience in the industry? 9 years   How did you manage to launch your own fashion line? My main focus when I moved to the bay area was environmentalism, but, while living in an expensive metropolitan area, if you only focus on ideals you’ll find yourself making coffee for a … [Read more...]