Gov. David Ige Saturday announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors and residents flying to Hawaii, set to begin at 12:01am Thursday, March 26. Calling it “the first of its kind in the nation,” Ige said he hoped it would send “a message to visitors and residents alike that we appreciate their love for Hawaii, but we are asking them to postpone their … [Read more...] about COVID-19 News Conference: Ige orders a mandatory 14-day quarantine for ALL individuals arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi.
Upcountry Maui residents have started a petition to add more convenient bus service between Paia and Makawao. Despite the two districts being adjacent to each other, the current travel time is over two and half hours on the bus–the same time it would take to travel from Makawao to Kapalua. This is because the route in place (bus rote 40) first travels to the island's central … [Read more...] about New Petition to Add Maui Bus Service between Paia and Makawao
Yesterday the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) reminded me just how different travel writing was from that I've practiced during my career. They meant nothing personal, of course, but after reading their Oct. 26 press release on its big 2016 "Mahalo Month" promotion for travel professionals and writers, I couldn't help but sigh. "Mahalo Month is an annual industry-wide … [Read more...] about Hawaii Tourism Authority wants ‘special offers’ to give to travel media for its 2016 ‘Mahalo Month’
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 … [Read more...] about Staycation: Westin Maui Resort and Spa
Getting to Lanai is only half the fun. There’s a real food adventure awaiting you at the top of the island in Lanai City. If you’re thinking of going by air, a flight from Kahului to Lanai Airport will run you about $140 round trip and take about 25 minutes. Want to take Ellison's Island Air? The price jacks up to around $310 round trip and takes about two and a half hours en … [Read more...] about Let’s Go Eat Lana’i! Here’s my guide to dining and adventure in Lana’i City