Eat Local On Maui: Great Spots for Easy, Local Cuisine

Considering Maui is a tourist mecca I am constantly amazed by the high quality and variety of food available on the island. There are many fancy restaurant options and we have enjoyed those places but more often than not we find ourselves going back to local haunts and casual spots for our meals.   Before…


Getting local in Maui: Renting a Family Villa in Kapalua

Sing it from the Rooftops… There’s No Place Like Maui For The Holidays! It just can’t be beat.  Maui has lot’s to offer to everyone and it is also low-key if you want it to be.  I’ve come to appreciate that people headed to Hawaii always have a clear fantasy of what they want their…


Finding Zen at the Halele’a Spa—St. Regis Princeville

The St. Regis Princeville in Kauai is such a stunning resort that I hated to take any time away from exploring it with my family. But I also love relaxing in luxurious, award-winning spas—and the St. Regis’ Halele’a Spa is exactly that. I couldn’t leave Kauai without checking it out. So I booked an early…


4 Reasons My Family Returns to Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort Year After Year

I spent a week this past January with my husband and our four-year-old son at the Grand Wailea—a Waldorf Astoria Resort on Maui. This wasn’t the first time we stayed there, and I promise you it will not be the last. We love the Grand Wailea Resort. It’s the perfect place for traveling to Hawaii…


Family Date Night Kauai: Kauai Grill

When I found out that Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten was behind the Kauai Grill at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, I had to make a reservation for my family. The Jean-Georges Steakhouse in Las Vegas and the Pump Room in Chicago (both Vongerichten creations) are two of my favorite restaurants. There was no way we could…


Lasting Luxury at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai

When you stay at luxury hotels regularly, you expect certain amenities: nice pools, considerate service, and delectable food. It all falls under the luxury title. Our stay at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai, though, differed from any luxury hotel I’ve ever experienced in the most inspiring ways. As I’ve told my friends, it…


Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Park Hawaii

During our Hawaiian vacation, one of the most interesting stops on our leisurely drive around the Big Island of Hawaii was our visit to Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Park.  Located on the coast in Kona, this sacred Hawaiian ground was a refuge for ancient Hawaiians avoiding punishment and death for their crimes. Once they arrived on the grounds…


Kaanapali Beach & Black Rock at the Sheraton Maui

Traveling to Maui, there are many Hotel and Resort choices.  Having made several trips to the island we always like to spread out our time exploring different areas of the island and spend some nights enjoying the beach and resorts down in Wailea and also a few days up in Kaanapali Beach.  Kaanapali Beach is considered by many…


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