New Music Releases Make a Run for the Hawaiian Grammy

Hawaii’s most Grammy Award winning producer, songwriter, composer and musician, Daniel Ho, has checked in from Los Angeles to let us know that he’s submitted a handful of albums for consideration of this year’s Grammy for Hawaiian music. As most of you know, Ho and Tia Carrere took last year’s Grammy with their duet album, ikena.

Impact4Good Puts Corporate Travelers to Work for Hawaiian Communities

Maryland-based Impact4Good Sees Value in Continuing Incentive Travel, with a Conscience 

We've all heard the phrase "A Little Aloha Goes a Long Way". But "Aloha" isn't the first sentiment that comes to mind when you hear about big, corporate groups that descend upon large-scale resorts across Hawai`i for meetings or incentive travel. One small company is making a run to change all that.

Willie Nelson and Zooey Deschanel are Big Winners in Wailea

The 10th Annual Maui Film Festival wraps a banner decade

The 10th Annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea could have faced shockingly low attendee records this year, thanks to a faltering economy and a collective tightening of the traveling public's purse strings. There could have been no celebrity attendees, a sweltering heat wave, and numerous other obstacles.

Wine & Food Weekend Wrap Up

Kapalua 2009: Where the Northwest Vintners and Gen X Winemakers Came to Shine

We’ve finally come down from the high that was the 28th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. This event has truly evolved over the 5 years we’ve attended: Where the focus used to be on the master sommeliers and their wealth of knowledge, it has come to be a showplace for the incredibly diverse (and also evolving) class of winemakers located eastward across the Pacific.

Kapalua Wine & Food Fest: Crème de la Crème

This week marks the 28th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival; easily one of the Hawaiian Islands most prestigious, elegant and well-attended culinary events.

Sundance of the Pacific Descends Upon Maui Next Week

There must be something in the June air—that brings the world’s biggest filmmakers to Hawaii at the onset of summer. The 10th Annual Maui Film Festival begins next week, on Wednesday, June 17, and runs through Sunday, June 21, in Wailea, Maui.

Affordable Eats Abound at Wailea Restaurant Week



Those of you who think the offerings on the golden shores of Wailea, Maui, are out of your price range—think again. Next week is the first-ever installment of "Restaurant Week Wailea", which will offer affordable 3-course dinners at many of "the strip's" top eateries, from May 24 through May 30th.

Maui's Maunalei Arboretum Invokes Spirit Within

What is spirituality? As with most things in life, it all depends on whom you ask. For some, it's a steady regimen of religious practice; for another, it may be a yoga class and a quiet meditation. For plenty of others, "spirituality" is a hippy-dippy concept they try to avoid in fear of attaching themselves to any movement or affiliation—understandably so.

David Paul Johnson: Re-invented

The Legendary Restaurateur Takes Back Lahaina

He's Baaaaaaaack! In truth, David Paul Johnson never left. Having spent the better part of a decade cooking for the upper-crust in Big Island's paniolo country, Johnson has merely "returned". Maui foodies who grew to love David Paul's Lahaina Grill, then learned to adapt to the popular Lahaina eatery without Johnson at the helm, are in for a treat.

Breaking News from Tranquil Hana!

A Rising-Star Chef and an Upcoming Winemaker's Dinner

It’s not often that hot news comes careening down from the rain-forested climes of Hana, Maui. But word came careening down from the Valley Isle’s North Shore that a new executive chef is en route to the hotel this Spring.

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