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A Zoom with a View

Aerial photographer Chris Archer explores Maui from above By Mona de Crinis  A lone red car snakes along the Road to Hana under a rich canopy of bamboo, seemingly engulfed in green as branches on either side embrace above the asphalt. Just around the bend, Chris Archer waits – his drone...

In Their Own Words: Pomaika‘i Krueger 

Cultural Advisor  The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas   “I grew up in Wailuku, in the same house that my paternal grandfather built. My mother's side was very active in practicing Hawaiian culture, so as a child, I was following after elders – literally, learning at their feet. That gave way for...

Waihou Spring Trail 

Upcountry hike traces history of reforestation, preservation efforts.  By Kyle Ellison  There’s a saying that inventors and entrepreneurs are mildly hallucinogenic because they often see things that aren’t actually there – only visions of what could be. Ralph Hosmer – the Territory of Hawai‘i’s first Superintendent of Forestry – likely wasn’t on...

Editor’s Letter

Mauka to Makai My mornings start mauka to makai. I strap on my helmet, turn on my high-intensity headlight and check the tire pressure on my mountain bike. With safety steps complete, I pedal up an incline through a former macadamia nut plantation then pause briefly at the intersection to look down...

A Hui Hou

Wonderful Waterfall  Photograph by Jenni Matthews  Professional landscape photographer Jenni Matthews knew she had found something special when she first visited a picturesque waterfall down a dirt road near Haiku in 1996. At the time she was only a teenager, guided to the spot by her best friend who lived nearby. The cascading...

Craving Maui

Dining scene ‘Breaking Good’ with new pop-up, chef’s table, canoe culture, Wailuku eatery, Pa'ia coffee, more.  By Carla Tracy, Dining Editor  BREAKING NEWS... When the chemistry is just right, you’ve got the winning formula. Start with friends and former “Breaking Bad” co-stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. Add their artisanal mezcal...

Fork & Salad

Where freshness meets flavor on Maui By Savy Janssen                    When most people think of “farm to table,” they think of fine dining: candles and white linens, communicative servers explaining the origin of each menu item, and at the end of the meal, a big, fat check. Travis Morrin, along with his...

Talk Story

Shaping Generations The legacy behind the popular Maui surfboard brand, Kazuma Surfboards Hawai‘i.  By Serene Gunnison  When Matt Kazuma Kinoshita was a teenager, he was heading for a successful career as a professional surfer. During his days as a top-level competitor, Kinoshita clinched the coveted U.S. Surfing Championship and represented...

Maui Ocean Center

Hawaiian Culture and Plant Tour  By Serene Gunnison  At the Maui Ocean Center, visitors might hardly notice the plants that line the aquarium’s outdoor walkways. After all, their heads are filled with visions of kaleidoscopic corals and apex ocean predators – and to the untrained eye, shrubs and vines and flowers...

Simple Pleasures

The lesson of this Ha‘iku home: Less can truly be more Story by Sarah Ruppenthal | Photography by Ryan Siphers    Melissa Newirth lives by one rule: “Keep it simple.” It’s a philosophy that guides her work as an interior designer, stylist, and curator/owner of Cloth and Goods, an online homeware store.  In...

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