travel adventures on the islands

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp.3)

Posted on December 25, 2012

“A people free to choose will always choose peace.”-Ronald Reagan In the town of Makawao, Maui HI, there stands a small treasure. Jewels of the White Tara, 3682 Baldwin Ave., fills you with delight, color and calm. Eight years ago, Chandra, the owner, met and befriended her future co-partner of her first store, Mandala in …Read More

Send a little love my way

Posted on December 19, 2012

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…It’s about who came, and never left your side.”-Unknown During the holiday season, there are many people who haven’t anyone to spend these special moments with. In fact, its assumed that during this time of year, suicides and depression increase. According to several studies including one by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, …Read More

It’s Hana Baby!

Posted on December 14, 2012

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”-Martin Buber If you ever travel to Maui, HI you must take the one time trip to Hana. I’ve traveled it three times within the last five months and still find something new that I missed the time before. Starting from Pa’ia, an upbeat town of shops …Read More

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp. 2)

Posted on December 10, 2012

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”-Aesop A recent trip to Red Sands Beach, proved to be slightly damaging to my son’s pride and body. After climbing a reef to capture some fantastic wave shots on his cell phone, an oops” moment transpired. A large wave hit the reef, throwing him off guard …Read More

What, another Hike? (GSA chp.9)

Posted on December 4, 2012

There comes a time when you think a person with common sense would know when to say no to constant punishment. Boxers do after being beaten to a pulp. Runners will, when their legs refuse to go another step. So why haven’t I, after my first hike? (See “A Hike, Yikes!”) Once again, Papa Bear and the …Read More

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp.1)

Posted on November 26, 2012

Even in paradise, a girl has real needs. On the mainland, we take a lot for granted because of availability due to being in walking or driving distance. On the island of Maui, limitations are common because of the high cost of shipping, changing the face of what you want into what you need. Seek and find is …Read More

Island Beauty (GSA chp.8)

Posted on November 21, 2012

“Earth laughs in flowers.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the best ways to start your morning is with the sweet smell of the Plumeria flower. In some cultures it is a symbol of life or the arrival of spring. Plumeria trees can grow up to 30 feet tall with clusters of pin wheel-shaped flowers and bright …Read More

A Hike, Yikes! (GSA chp. 7)

Posted on November 13, 2012

“To enjoy life, you must first, seek it out.”-Lila Here we go… The Challenge If someone invites you to do a hike with them, think twice about what you are about to get yourself into. It will be your true test of spirit. The challenge took place at Waihe’e Ridge Trail, Maui, HI, and from the start is no …Read More

Here Comes the Sun (GSA chp. 6)

Posted on November 8, 2012

“With every rising of the sun, Think of your life as just begun.”-Ella Wheeler Wilcox At 2:45 a.m., I shake off the deep voices of the night to venture into the darkness to watch the sun rise. To many this is an insane thing to do but for me it becomes a challenge worth taking. …Read More

Flapjacks, Hotcakes, Pancakes and More (GSA chp.5)

Posted on October 31, 2012

I have a love that will never hinder, the love of pancakes. I’m always on the lookout for the best in them from anywhere at any time of day.  In the October, 2012 issue of Runners Magazine, a featured story about pancakes sparked my attention. In it, a reader mentioned that his fave pancake joint …Read More