Travel Pack

You can take it with you. Here’s what to bring.

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Compiled by Conn Brattain

Aloha Towel

Aloha Beach Towel

This 69”x40” beach towel is a cotton/Pidgin blend. $19 at Whalers General Store in Pioneer Inn, 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 808-661-8871; pioneerinnshops.com.

 

hand carved tiki giftHand-carved Tiki

​Kalolo Tangatailoa’s monkeypod tiki (7.5”x2.5”x3”, $40) is said to bring protection and luck. Find Tangatailoa in front of Pioneer Inn, 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, pioneerinnshops.com. Tangatailoa, 808-268-9822; islandwoodcarvinghawaii.com

 

Maui postcardsMaui Postcards

Unplug and send the folks back home an actual postcard from Maui. Small (35¢) and large (75¢) cards are at Pacific Whale Foundation, 300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Ma‘alaea, 808-249-8977; and 612 Front St., Lahaina, 808-667-7447; pacificwhale.org.

Aloha Shirt Stamps

Complete the look with stamps that sport the quintessential Hawaiian symbol, the aloha shirt. Five different “fabrics” each depict a scene from island life. Sold at postcard rate at post offices around the island and usps.com.

 

binocularsPermafocus Binoculars

Don’t miss a thing! Permafocus 7″x3.5″ binoculars with nonslip rubber armor let you see with crystal clarity—no adjustment necessary. $71 at Pacific Whale Foundation, 300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Ma‘alaea, 808-249-8977; and 612 Front St., Lahaina, 808-667-7447; pacificwhale.org.

 

Three Years on Doreen's SofaThree Years on Doreen’s Sofa

This new novel by Maui-born author Lee Cataluna won the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association’s 2012 Award of Excellence. $18 at Barnes & Noble, Lahaina Gateway, 325 Keawe, Lahaina, 808-662-1300; barnesandnoble.com; and bambooridge.com

 

Louis Vuitton duffelLouis Vuitton Duffle Bag

Canvas Keepall 55 Bandouliere LV Cup is guaranteed watertight, even submerged. Price on request. At Louis Vuitton, The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 808-875-6980; and Whalers Village, 2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Ka‘anapali, 808-667-6114; louisvuitton.com

 

Maui sunscreenNative Maui Sunscreen

Native Maui prides itself on chemical-free, certified organic, UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s safe for marine life. SPF 8 to 50, fragrance-free or in mango, passionfruit/papaya, or pomegranate/avocado scents. 4 oz. tube, $24 at the Activity Pools Desk at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, 3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea; 808-875-1234.

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