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Mateo Looking to Keep Hotel-Room Tax with Maui County

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

After testifying before committees at the State Legislature the last two months in support of keeping hotel-tax revenue in Maui County, Council Chair Danny A. Mateo announced today that he directly wrote to all 76 legislators to reiterate his position.
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Pioneer Inn Bar and Grill Review

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Breakfast at the Pioneer Inn has been a staple in our family since the late 1980s and early 90s. In true fashion, we decided to come back to the Inn for breakfast earlier this week. More »

Lahaina Coolers – Restaurant Review

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The other night we headed over to Lahaina Coolers at 180 Dickenson Street in Lahaina, which is just off the beaten path of Front Street. In true fashion, we ponied up to the bar–unannounced–for some drinks and dinner. More »

Flash Flood Warning for Maui

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS from noon today through 6:00 P.M. FRIDAY. More »

County of Maui Prevails in Lawsuit Against Department of Liquor Control

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii – Second Circuit Court Judge Joseph E. Cardoza ruled on March 27 that there is no constitutional right to engage in recreational dancing, dismissing a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs Maui Dance Advocates and Ramoda Anand against the County of Maui’s Department of Liquor Control. More »

5 Questions with Liza Pierce of A Maui Blog

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

In a continuation of our series "5 Questions with…" we emailed with the lovely Liza Peirce of A Maui Blog is one of the top blogs on Maui and a favorite of

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Eddie Vedder Coming to Maui; Tickets go on Sale Saturday

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Eddie Vedder is embarking on a U.S. solo tour starting June 8th in Albany, NY and ending July 2nd in Honolulu, HI. On June 29th, Vedder will play at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
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Maui Spas make Condé Nast’s Best List

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Recently, the Condé Nast Traveler released their readers rankings on the best spas in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For some reason, stress and the economy maybe, the readers gave their highest ratings ever for the spas.
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Hotel Occupancy Rates Down; Good Time to Travel to Maui

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The Hawaii Hotel Flash Report, a monthly publication put out by Smith Travel Research (STR) in conjunction with Hospitality Advisors, LLC, recently reported that hotel occupancy rates for the entire state of Hawaii this February were down by an average of 8.8% compared to February 2008. These are the worst figures for hotel occupancy in Hawaii since 1991. Maui was hit harder than the state average with occupancy down by 9.3%.

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5 Questions with Jamee Jones of Jonara Blu Maui

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jamee Jones, who just happens to be the owner of Jonara Blu Maui.For those of you who don’t know, Jonara Blu is known for it beautifully hand-crafted jewelry that takes inspiration from the Hawaiian islands. I had the opportunity to ask Jamee five questions regarding her business and a little bit about Maui as well. 

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