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Talk Story published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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Fair Winds

Trade winds are the prevailing gusts that blow across the tropics. But here in Hawai‘i, they’re mostly known for delivering perfect weather.
Kumu Farms Manu

True to Her Roots

A Day in the Life with Emanuela “Manu” Vinciguerra, Sales & Marketing Director at Kumu Farms.
molokai purring cricket

Purr-plexing

Visiting Kalaupapa National Historic Site, an assistant biology professor heard something peculiar: purring crickets.
Hawaiian flying fish

Mālolo: the flying fish

Which Hawaiian animal can swim, “fly,” and “walk” on water? The humble mālolo, or flying fish.
Kamaka Kukona

Mover and Shaker

Triple threat: He can dance. He can chant. And he can sing.
King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center

Stage Presence: King Kekaulike High School Performing Arts Center

In April 2018, the curtain rose for the first time at the King Kekaulike High School Performing Arts Center.

Scented Souvenir

One of the sweetest Hawaiian traditions is the making and wearing of flower lei to celebrate people you love or places you’ve been.
'Aki'aki

Holding the Sea at Bay

‘Aki‘aki, also known as seashore rush grass, is an indigenous ground cover that thrives in salty, sun-blasted environments.
Kim mosley

Working Miracles in Art Restoration

Art restorer Kim Mosley credits her classical training and eclectic experience for enabling her to restore art in all kinds of media.

Lions? Good luck!

Wo Hing Temple’s lion dancers perform during Chinese New Year festivities.

Don’t Rock the Volcano

We explore the phenomenon known as “Pele’s Curse.”
maui comic

Character Study: Comic Artist

A familiar face at national and international comic-book conventions, James Silvani chats with fans and churns out commissions.
hawaiian owl pueu

Hawaiian Owl: Love Is in the Air

Autumn is a thrilling time for Hawaiian owls and those who admire them.

Ring Master

Couples often seek out this Maui wedding officiant for his Hawaiian oli, and a bellowing blow on the conch shell.

I Do’s … & Don’ts

We asked five Maui wedding professionals to share a few of the mishaps they’ve witnessed, and how to avoid making the same mistakes on your big day.
Hunakai Sanderlings

Wave Chasers: Sanderlings

Global populations of sanderlings numbers around 700,000—but only a few hundred hunakai call Hawai‘i home.

Still Tops After All These Years

One of the most enduring games invented was played with the humblest of objects: the cardboard disks that once upon a time sealed glass milk bottles.
Bill Best

Best in Show

We talk story with radio personality Bill Best.
olena

Hawaiian Turmeric

Turmeric is prized around the world for its yellow color, bold flavor, and medicinal properties. When Polynesian voyagers first sailed to Hawai‘i, they brought the pungent herb with them.
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Abundance Circle

Vicki’s dream is for everyone on Maui to have at least one tiny garden.
holei flower

The Once and Future Lei Flower

Few people know that plumeria has a true Hawaiian cousin: hōlei. This rare tree species is endemic to the dry forests of East Maui.
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Banana Blossom Buffet

Check out this incredible composite image featuring a cardinal, assorted lizards, and a Japanese white-eye on a banana blossom.
maui bookmobile

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

The Maui bookmobile carries a lot of volumes—about 3,000 books, periodicals and DVDs—everywhere it goes.
Oumuamua Asteroid

The Visitor + VIDEO

Learn about the Oumuamua Asteroid, first seen through the Pan-STARR telescope at the summit of Haleakalā, which now bears a Hawaiian name.
Hawaiian petrels

Spring Serenade

In springtime, Hawaiian petrels, or ‘ua‘u, return after many months at sea to their underground nests atop Maui’s 10,023-foot-tall volcano.
Hotel Wailea

Grown-up Getaway at Hotel Wailea

931 days had passed since my wife and I had a night to ourselves, away from our two young children. Cue the champagne—time for a getaway to the Hotel Wailea.
Haha flowers Hawaii

Hāhā: The Velvet Touch

Some of Maui’s strangest flowers bloom in winter—though witnessing these living curiosities requires some effort and a sharp eye.

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Perfect Day Upcountry

Follow your local guide and trade the holiday hustle and bustle for an Upcountry itinerary filled with leisurely discoveries.

A Day in the Life of Maui People

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