November-December 2012

November-December 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Tom Vendetti

Happy Trails

Maui documentary filmmaker Tom Vendetti travels to Bhutan in search of the secret to happiness, only to discover that it exists all around us.
maui best desserts

Move over, Sugar Plums: Maui Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season with some of the most decadent and delicious desserts on Maui. Here are our favorite places to indulge.

The Naked Wave

What it is like to slide across a wave with just your body? Maui bodysurfers talk about this sport that involves hardly any equipment or limelight.
Samuel Armstrong

Maui’s Civil War Hero

Learn about Maui born Civil War military hero Samuel C. Armstrong, who played an important leadership role at the crucial Battle of at Gettysburg.
Maui car culture

No Dice

Emily Bott examines the car culture on Maui and all manner of creative dashboard gear, chains and bumper stickers that appear on island vehicles.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Tanks, Eh?

The Pidgin speaking alter ego of Kathy Collins, Tita, shares her favorite Thanksgiving story inspired by a famous brothers Grimm fairy tale.

Color, Light & Space

In this Viewpoints Gallery exhibit, popular Maui artists push their creative boundaries and explore the relationship between color, light and space.


Tom Stevens reminisces about the ultimate Christmas anthem of Hawaii, Mele Kalikimaka, and shares his memories of this beloved island inspired song.

Me Ka Aloha Pumehana

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, honors the memory of her father and reflects on the gifts he has left behind.

Welcome Home

In this home and garden advice column, Sarah Ruppenthal shares tips on how to maximize the space in your home to accommodate holiday house guests.