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100 Years Of Hawaiian Kings & Queens Few societies on earth have undergone the immense and fast moving changes brought on by foreign discovery during the 18th and 19th centuries than Hawai’i. In ancient times this self sufficient and battle ready civilization was estimated to have been 1 million strong spread out on 6 major islands. Kamehameha the…

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June 28, 2017

Hawaii History & Civilization Growth

The Hawaiian islands are the most isolated landmass on earth. The earliest archaeological evidence shows some carbon dated fish hooks on the Big Island dating back to 450 AD but most historians believe the classic Hawaiian civilization did not begin to develop until nearly 700 years later. Hawai’i has many mysteries about its ancient past…

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May 18, 2017

Rat Lungworm Disease in Hawai’i

What Is Rat Lungworm Disease? Maui is a beautifully diverse island that sees visitors from all over the world enjoying the warm weather and wonderful beaches. However this transient economy brings in invasive species that can become a concern in a very short time. This is the case with an invasive slug that has brought…

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April 30, 2017

Prince Jonah Kuhio

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole From Prince to Statesman The Hawaiian royalty always played an important role in the hearts and minds of native Hawaiians but few were more revered and respected than Prince Kuhio. During a time of struggle and conflict at the turn of the century he became a champion of the Hawaiian people and his…

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March 25, 2017

Learning The Things To Do In Maui

What We Want You To Do On Maui Our “Things To Do In Maui” list is a little different – as we are not advocating for or promoting locations and activities. We want you to go out there and experience all of the beauty Maui has to offer, while learning to “malama the aina” (care…

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March 5, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“THE ULTIMATE MEASURE OF A MAN IS NOT WHERE HE STANDS IN MOMENTS OF COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE BUT WHERE HE STANDS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CONTROVERSY .” – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Dr Martin Luther King Jr greatest legacy was his philosophy of nonviolent resistance to achieve peace. His message of respect for…

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January 16, 2017

Car Sickness Causes And Remedies

Causes Of Car Sickness Anyone can get car sickness. It’s caused by the mixed signals the brain can experience when the motion one is feeling does not match the visual experience. If you cannot see the motion your body is feeling, or vice versa, it becomes likely that the brain will get mismatched signals and possibly…

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January 6, 2017

Hawaiian Culture on Haleakala

Ancient polynesians had a tremendous ability to discover the many resources that the natural environment provided. This resourcefulness allowed them to travel thousands of miles on the open ocean on double hulled voyaging canoes that were believed to carry up to 80 people and their provisions which included dried foods, plants and animals. This is how migrants…

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November 16, 2016

Native Plants & Animals Haleakala

NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTS & ANIMALS IN HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK The barren, moon like surface of Haleakala Crater may look like a lifeless place… and for the most part it is. However there are some very unique plants and animals here that are found nowhere else on earth and are perfectly suited to this extreme environment. Unfortunately many of…

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October 18, 2016

Trees of Maui & Hawaii

We Love Maui’s Trees! We have always loved trees.  Our Tour guides learn an incredible amount about Maui’s flora and fauna so they can answer all your questions correctly and in most cases they also have some interesting stories about them too!  This is an invaluable learning experience as you can can always look up what kind of tree…

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June 29, 2016

Kamehameha The Great

The Life And Times Of Kamehameha Most people who visit Hawaii have heard of King Kamehameha. Many visitors see the name used everywhere. This is because of all the rulers of ancient Hawaii he was the most successful at conquering his rival island chiefs and then bringing together the people of all the islands under his…

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June 11, 2016

Summer Time in Maui

Things To Do And Summertime Events Maui is an amazing island to visit anytime of year and summertime is one of the most popular for visitors. Many people enjoy traveling with their families in the summertime and Maui is a great place for a family vacation. Take in the summer holidays like Makawao’s 4th of…

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June 5, 2016