Sunday, May 17, 2015

Upcoming Event, Jeff Peterson in Makawao

Makawao is in for a treat!

The talented Jeff Peterson, recognized as one of Hawaii's most versatile musicians, will gift our Makawao community with an informal performance June 14, 2-4 p.m..

We have an area in the  Makawao History Museum  dedicated to a rotating display.  The present exhibit  is focused on the influence of traditional Hawaiian music on Upcountry Maui.
 From the old mele to more contemporary Upcountry tunes, this musical journey highlights slack key and some of Makawao's notable musicians.
The late Eddie Wilson, a well loved Paniolo from Makawao, is featured in the exhibit as well. His daughter, Kellee Wilson will be dancing hula for our Kanikapila Sunday afternoon.

In the Hawaiian language, "kani"means sound, and "pila" refers to any stringed instrument.

Jeff's "Maui on My Mind"is a delightful and relaxing slack key collection of tunes. One of my favorites for sure. 

The volunteers of Makawao History Museum will provide lemonade and home made deserts for all.

Please join us for a lovely afternoon . This event is free to the public.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quality Budget Travel Haleakala Maui

The majestic Mt. Haleakala beckons travelers worldwide . I look to the mountain several times a day knowing how fortunate I am to live  close to a place of such astounding natural beauty. People come from far and wide to visit, photograph, contemplate and hike in this spectacular national park.

While many dream about taking a break from our routines, making dreams come true takes a little ingenuity, effort and patience. 
Most travelers do their own research and no longer use agents to design their trips.  We now have travel information coming from several sources  with advice on where to stay and what to do. Quality budget travel in Hawaii is certainly possible. 

I love to travel, but have not gone far from home in awhile. Being self employed with two businesses does not afford me much time off.  However, living in one of the most beautiful places in the world makes it just fine to stay home.

The way I see it, travel writers  have a wonderful job. I always thought that would be a fun job, travelling with a purpose, intending to entertain others with your adventures and advice.

 Maui Visitors Bureau  sent me many media writers throughout the years. Most of those writers were fully scheduled during their time on Maui. I was not convinced  they were relaxed enough to enjoy their visits, running from one event to another.

 Hosting these writers and hearing their stories of the world travel makes for a lively breakfast while  also igniting my personal travel bug. 

 Darley Newman of  Equitrekking  was one of the travel writers I hosted. She recently aired her Adventures in Haleakala National Park  for a segment on Budget Travel. 

Darely's  Horseback Riding experience into Haleakala crater covered the unique geology and flora of the mountain moonscape. 
Trails winding through the pastureland on the flanks of Mt. Haleakala also gave Darley a taste of the lush land with breath taking bi-coastal views far below.

She managed to highlight her affordable stay at the Hale Ho'okipa Inn and I appreciated her  coverage of my quaint bed and breakfast. Nice to see photos of my little establishment on national tv!
Many Mahalos to Darley!

If a great vacation is just what you need, consider Upcountry Maui, one of the most beautiful places on Planet Earth.