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Hana-Maui Resort – Where to Go to Unplug and Reconnect

Hana-Maui Resort is not your typical luxury hotel. It’s better. If your life seems overwhelming and you need time to think and stare at the ocean, then Hyatt’s Hana-Maui Resort is for you. Formerly known as Travaasa Hana, this resort in the laid-back town of Hana on the island of Maui is where to go […]

Hyatt Regency Maui with Kids ~ A Fantastical Place to Stay

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is more than a hotel. It’s paradise for families in Hawaii. Expect lush grounds, a fun kids club, a spectacular luau and sandy beachfront location. But what clinched it for me was their pools. Oh, what pools you will find at this Kaanapali resort! Read my review to discover […]

Tips for Kaanapali with Kids on Maui

People often ask me to name my favorite travel destinations and Hawaii always makes my short list. With six islands, each with its own character and offerings, it can be hard to choose which is best for your family. I have been to all of Hawaii’s visitable islands and love Maui’s wonderful blend of laid-back lifestyle […]

Best Hotel Pools in Hawaii for Families

Not only is Hawaii’s landscape beautiful and its people friendly, but also the state is home to numerous incredible hotel pools. We reached out to travel experts to share their picks for the best hotel pools in Hawaii for families and included a couple of our favorites as well. As you can see from reading this list, Hawaii […]

Residence Inn Maui ~ A New Hotel for Families on the Valley Isle

Residence Inn Maui is the new keiki on the block in paradise. The all-suites Marriott brand kicked off its recent grand opening with a traditional Hawaiian conch shell call and luau. The initial party may be over but the fun lives on at Residence Inn Maui. There’s much for families to love at this new hotel in Wailea. […]

Hawaiian Hideaway – Napili Bay, Maui

Sitting on my lanai with the warmth of the sun on my skin, a pina colada in one hand and a People magazine in the other, I’m tempted to think life doesn’t get much better than this. Fortunately, I chose that second to look up, just in time to spot a humpback whale breaching not far […]

Sheraton Maui – A Wonderful Place for Families to Laze in Paradise

The best thing about the Sheraton Maui is its meandering, waterfall-bedecked lazy river. But the laziest of rivers is just one reason to book a stay at this hotel. The 508-room resort has an open, expansive feel with plenty of grassy spaces dotted with tall palm trees. It’s located on 23 oceanfront acres in Kaanapali, which […]

Maui with Kids – A Dream Come True

Maui with kids is a dream come true. Literally. Last year my son, Leo, was given an assignment in his kindergarten class to draw a picture depicting his biggest dream. He drew his vision of a coconut tree beside the ocean. When he brought home his drawing, he said, “My dream is to go to Hawaii! Will […]

Where to Stay on Maui with Kids – Kaanapali Alii

So you’re trying to figure out where to stay on Maui with kids. You want a place that has lots of space to spread out, incredible views, pools for swimming, a beach for water activities, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate bedroom for privacy…is that asking too much? Kaanapali Alii in Lahaina doesn’t think […]

Finding Myself on a Horse in Hana

When I walked into my room at Hana-Maui Resort (formerly Travaasa Hana) and I realized there was no television or WiFi to keep me company during my solo Maui adventure, I must admit that I felt a pang of loneliness. My iPhone had broken the day before my flight to Hawaii and I would not […]

Midlife Crisis in Maui

I turned 40 this month, that dreadful age that divides the old from the young. I have gained 14 pounds over the past few years. A few white strands play peek-a-boo with me while I blow dry my hair each morning. I have been feeling entirely unsexy and, well, just plain old. If you’re going […]