Maui Adventure Cruises: Crew Members

Maui Adventure Cruises: Lana’i Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

Why do spinner dolphins spin? A – It’s a learned behavior to remove a parasitic fish B – It’s fun and they enjoy doing it. C – To dry off D – All of the above According to Rob (and Rob is his real name) our guide on Maui Adventure Cruises: Lanai Dolphin Adventure, the […]

Robert "Bully" Kotter of Bully's Ohana Surf School

Bully, Formerly of Goofy Foot Surf School, Founds Bully’s Ohana Surf School

Robert “Bully” Kotter Establishes New Surf School in Lahaina If you’re looking for your favorite surf instructor named Robert “Bully” Kotter, who used to teach surf lessons at Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, Relax. You’ve finally found him. That’s right! Bully, formerly a surf instructor with Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, […]

Skyline Eco-Adventures: Zip-n-Dip

Skyline Eco-Adventures: 4 Line Zip-n-Dip Tour

We had the honor of attending Skyline Eco Adventures’ inaugural Zip-n-Dip Tour and it was AMAZING. We were among the very first group to experience Maui’s newest activity up at Kahoma Ranch. It was nothing like I expected and better than I imagined. Now, you have to understand, I go on a lot of activities […]

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Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka’anapali, you first notice that it’s pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious […]

Koa's Seaside Grill: Spanish Omelette

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Great Breakfast and an Incredible Ocean View

When you walk into Koa’s Seaside Grill, the first thing you notice is the view. It’s an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. On the morning we went for breakfast, the waves were huge and we had a fantastic experience. Our hostess escorted us to our table along the […]

No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls: The Southern Belle

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls at No Ka ‘Oi Cinnamon Rolls Whaler’s Village

When I told my son that our next review was going to be cinnamon rolls at No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls at the food court of Whaler’s Village, my announcement was met with a huge smile and a vey excited, “Cool!” When I told him that they were the same cinnamon rolls that are featured […]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they […]

NFL Football Breakfast at Spanky's Riptide Eggs McSpanky

Spanky’s Riptide: Sunday Morning NFL Football Breakfast

With eleven big screen televisions from which to choose, Spanky’s Riptide is one of the best places on the west side of Maui to watch NFL football on a Sunday morning. For that matter, Spanky’s Riptide is the one of best places to watch any televised sports event on the west side of Maui. But […]

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father’s Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy’s on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one […]

Breakfast at Mala Ocean Tavern: Bacon and Eggs

Fantastic French Toast at Mala Ocean Tavern

The kids and I went to Mala for breakfast over the weekend. The food, as always, was delicious. While I opted for the traditional bacon and eggs, the kids both decided to have french toast. I have to say that the french toast at Mala is the best I’ve had on Maui.

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Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month November 2013: “Wild Blue Yonder”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month November 2013

Sometimes the most unusual and unexpected addition to a hamburger can make all the difference in the world. Take for example this month’s Burger of the Month at The Cool Cat Cafe. Celery? I mean seriously, who thinks of putting celery on a burger. Celery is one of those vegetables that your mother makes you […]

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Hula Cookies and Ice Cream

The latest addition to the shops on Front Street in Lahaina is located at the Pioneer Inn next to the Banyan Tree. It’s called Hula Cookies and Ice Cream and from what I can tell it’s going to be here for a long time. If ever there was a cookie store that screamed Maui, this […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month October 2013: “Octoburgerfest”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month October 2013

After taking the summer off for a vacation on the Mainland, it’s great to be back on Maui tasting terrific food and drinks at Maui’s best restaurants. One of my favorites is the Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina. They have a Burger of the Month that just keeps getting better. This month we had the […]

Breakwall Shave Ice: Shave Ice

Breakwall Shave Ice in Lahaina: Breakfast, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Shave Ice

If you’re looking for a local spot for some ono grindz after an early morning (or afternoon) at the beach, look no further than Breakwall Shave Ice. It’s easy to find right next door to Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy just off Front Street in Lahaina. With an obvious focus on shave ice, Breakwall Shave Ice […]

Cool Cat Cafe Veggie Burger of the Month January 2014

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month January 2014

Bringing back one of my favorite burgers of the month from 2013 was a terrific way to ring in the new year of 2014. When my son and I went to the Cool Cat Cafe for the January 2014 burgers of the month we were pleased to dine on: The Dip – a beef burger […]

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Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month August 2014: “You Say Tomato…”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month August 2014

August’s Burgers of the Month at The Cool Cat Cafe are a pair of tasty meals that are sure to pleasure your palate. Nearly identical, save for the type of patty they feature, both burgers include fresh mozzarella, locally grown Olowalu Nui tomatoes, Kula greens, and fresh basil leaves. Served on herbed focaccia and dressed […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2014

As usual, I anticipate the taste sensation of Cool Cat’s Burger of the Month, this one called “The Bottle Rocket”. Clever title notwithstanding, I think this could be a very interesting combination! I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on another hot afternoon and once again decide that the air-conditioned area is going to be my […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2014

Today’s Burger of the Month is the “All Hail, Caesar”, and to tell the truth, it’s one I might not have chosen if I wasn’t writing a review on it. I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on a hot afternoon with a friend, and we both decide that the air-conditioned area is more to our liking, […]

Seven Pools with Valley Isle Excursions

Valley Isle Excursions: Road to Hana

Even though we needed to be up very early, the kids had a hard time getting to sleep. It had been about six years since the last time we went to Hana and they didn’t really remember the trip very well. The excitement of this trip to Hana with Valley Isle Excursions was getting the […]

UFO Parasailing | West Maui Activities

Before the sun began peaking over the West Maui Mountains we were on our way to Kaanapali Beach for a special way to celebrate my daughter’s eighth birthday. For the past two years she has wanted to go parasailing, but I wanted to wait for her to be at least forty pounds. We arrived at […]

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Tiny Bubbles Scuba School: Introductory Dive

Visibility: 60 feet. Maximum Depth: 32 feet. Duration: 48 minutes. Wild Life: Over a dozen sea turtles and countless fish. Not bad for my first ocean scuba dive. About a year ago, at the grand opening of Umalu at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Maui, I had the good fortune of meeting Tim […]

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No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls: The Southern Belle

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls at No Ka ‘Oi Cinnamon Rolls Whaler’s Village

When I told my son that our next review was going to be cinnamon rolls at No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls at the food court of Whaler’s Village, my announcement was met with a huge smile and a vey excited, “Cool!” When I told him that they were the same cinnamon rolls that are featured at LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill at the Cannery Mall, he knew exactly which ones I was talking about. The cool thing about being located at Whaler’s Village is that there is plenty of parking. There’s beach … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Lobster eggs benedict from Betty's Beach Cafe.

Breakfast with a Beautiful View at Betty’s Beach Cafe

Thursday morning is the best day to go Betty's for breakfast. That's because Wednesday night is Lobster night at Betty's, which means that they have lobster available for breakfast on Thursday morning. They have two specials: lobster eggs benedict and lobster omelette. Betty's Beach Cafe is a nice little restaurant with an incredible view of the beach, water, and waves. Located on the southern end of Front St. At 505 Front Street to be precise. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father's Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy's on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one coupons are! I had corn beef hash and eggs over easy. An buttered English muffin rounded out the meal. My youngest ordered the Big Pancake breakfast: pancakes, eggs, bacon. It was more than he could … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they wanted to have a sit down breakfast and try the pancakes and french toast over at Captain Jack’s Island Grill. We arrived around 10:00am and Captain Jack’s wasn’t very crowded. We were seated at a table … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Outside-of-Mala

Mala an Ocean Tavern: Eggs Benedict

“Kai will be right with you,” our hostess informed us as she guided us to the outside lanai. My son chose a nice table and selected the seat with an unobscured view of the water. Our seats were shady and cool. The gentle sea breeze and the sound of the waves were a great way to start our breakfast. Everything had that fresh clean ocean smell. This was my second visit to Mala; my first was for dinner a few weeks earlier. This time we were there for breakfast. Mala only serves breakfast on … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Breakfast at Mala Ocean Tavern: Bacon and Eggs

Fantastic French Toast at Mala Ocean Tavern

The kids and I went to Mala for breakfast over the weekend. The food, as always, was delicious. While I opted for the traditional bacon and eggs, the kids both decided to have french toast. I have to say that the french toast at Mala is the best I've had on Maui. … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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Burgers on Maui

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2014

As usual, I anticipate the taste sensation of Cool Cat’s Burger of the Month, this one called “The Bottle Rocket”. Clever title notwithstanding, I think this could be a very interesting combination! I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on another hot afternoon and once again decide that the air-conditioned area is going to be my […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month May 2013: Don Quesote

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month May 2013

My son’s response when I asked him if he would like to accompany me on another tasting of Cool Cat’s burger of the month was that of a typical teenager. “No thanks, Dad,” he said. “I think I’ll pass this time.” “You sure?” I asked him. “The beef burger’s gonna be a little spicy with […]

Sure Thing Burger Keiki Review

Sure Thing Burger: Keiki Video Review

The other day my son and I stopped by Sure Thing Burger in Lahaina. Kyle was there, and after talking story for a while, we decided to have a couple of beef burgers. I had the beef burger with grilled onions and my son had the beef burger with bacon. We also had french fries […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month March 2013: Reuben Melt

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month March 2013

The Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina offers unique burgers every month for their Burger of the Month promotion. Each month is different and the burgers for March 2013 were some of the best burgers ever. My son and I arrived around 2:00pm, after the lunch crowd thinned a bit. We started with drinks: a vanilla […]

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Maui Restaurants

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2014

As usual, I anticipate the taste sensation of Cool Cat’s Burger of the Month, this one called “The Bottle Rocket”. Clever title notwithstanding, I think this could be a very interesting combination! I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on another hot afternoon and once again decide that the air-conditioned area is going to be my […]

Sure Thing Burger: Veggie Burger

Sure Thing Burger: A Chef-Driven Burger Joint in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Sure Thing Burger: A Chef Driven Burger Joint For the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing from several of my friends about a new burger joint that opened up in Lahaina where Kuhuna Kabobs used to be. Most of these friends work in Maui’s hotel industry as front desk clerks, valets, concierge, and other public […]

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Hula Cookies and Ice Cream

The latest addition to the shops on Front Street in Lahaina is located at the Pioneer Inn next to the Banyan Tree. It’s called Hula Cookies and Ice Cream and from what I can tell it’s going to be here for a long time. If ever there was a cookie store that screamed Maui, this […]

Cool Cate Cafe Burger

Cool Cat Cafe: Burgers, Ribs, and Fresh Fish on Maui

Voted ‘Best Burger on Maui’ every year since they opened on Front Street across from the Banyan Tree, Cool Cat Cafe serves 13 different burgers and cheeseburgers, some with all the traditional fixings and some with a distinctive Hawaiian flare. If burgers and cheeseburgers are not your favorite, Cool Cat Cafe also serves fresh fish, […]

The kids and the owner of Cold Stone Creamery in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Really Great Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery on Front Street

On the way to the movies this morning, we were walking on Front St. when we happened to see Sean Wilson, the owner of Cold Stone Creamery in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Sean’s son and my kids are in the same Jiu Jitsu Class in Lahaina. They train with Christian Kennedy Grandi of the Carlson Gracie […]

Lobster eggs benedict from Betty's Beach Cafe.

Breakfast with a Beautiful View at Betty’s Beach Cafe

Thursday morning is the best day to go Betty’s for breakfast. That’s because Wednesday night is Lobster night at Betty’s, which means that they have lobster available for breakfast on Thursday morning. They have two specials: lobster eggs benedict and lobster omelette. Betty’s Beach Cafe is a nice little restaurant with an incredible view of […]

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