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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Travel tips for honeymooners to Tahiti

Written and photos by Marie Glodt Certified Tahiti Specialist.

The mere mention of the word Tahiti makes people smile! What is not to love about the islands of Tahiti with their turquoise water, fresh flower leis, world class spas and a laid back life style only the Polynesians know how to master!

Dreaming of an over the water bungalow in Tahiti?
Unlike any other hotel room you've stayed in before, these traditional thatched-roof bungalows are perched above tranquil lagoon waters. In many of the over water bungalows, tropical fish swim below as you look through the glass floor or coffee table.

With all the amenities of a first-class hotel room, here on your private balcony surrounded only by water and sky, you can enjoy both breakfast, often delivered by canoe.

Looking for oceanfront view without being directly over the water? A beach bungalow allows you to walk directly from your bungalow to the sandy beach. Some of the finer properties also include your own pool or jacuzzi.

Trying to keep your costs down on your Tahiti vacation? A garden view is less expensive option while still offering all the amenities the resorts have to offer. Because the Tahitian islands are small and most aren’t densely populated, the garden bungalows offer privacy without the ocean view price.

We also offer an exotic 7-10 day cruise around the islands of Tahiti as an all inclusive option

Think you can’t afford a honeymoon to Tahiti? Check out these great specials currently available!

Moderate priced Tahiti Getaway
A great break! From USD $1749 per person, based on double occupancy.
• Round trip airfare from Los Angeles with Air Tahiti Nui, the award winning international airline of Tahiti
• Meet and greet upon arrival in Papeete with fresh flower lei
• All airport/hotel transfers and baggage handling
• 5 nights in Tahiti in the least expensive room
• Departure assistance with shell lei
• Prices subject to specific travel dates and may change without notice.

Tahiti Best Seller Honeymoon special in Deluxe resorts on 3 Tahitian islands.
Prices from USD $3899 per person, based on double occupancy.
• Round trip air from Los Angeles to Tahiti
• Buffet Breakfast daily in all islands
• Inter island Air Pass from Tahiti to Moorea to Bora Bora
• Round trip airport transfers and lei greeting in all islands
• 1 night Tahiti Resort in a Garden View Room
• 4 nights Moorea Resort and Spa in a Lanai Room
• 4 nights Bora Bora in a Overwater Lagoon Junior Suite Bungalow
• Buffet breakfast Daily in all Islands
• Price is valid for travel Jan15-March 31, 2012
• Add $100 per person if you travel April or May 2012
• Add $750 per person if you travel in high season from June 1-Oct 31, 2012
• Rates subject to change without notice.
Ask for honeymoon special 3 islands!

Not sure of what to do when you arrive in Tahiti? Ask our Tahiti Specialist. We can arrange various tours and excursions to complete your honeymoon package.

Explore the island interiors on a 4x4 safari, guided nature hike, or horseback ride. Skim across the lagoons on a jet ski, sailboat, or powerboat. For dramatic views above the islands, take a helicopter tour.

Divers and snorkelers are amazed by how clear the waters are and how close they can swim to the marine life, such as the gigantic manta rays. With hundreds of dive sites throughout the islands of Tahiti, divers can choose from the amazing drift dives, oceanic drop-offs, sunken ships, and lagoon dives with colorful marine life.

Are you ready to start planning your vacation of a lifetime? We are here to help make your dreams come true! Contact the certified Tahiti Specialists at to set up a consulting appointment.

We here at Travel to Maui look forward to serving all of your travel needs to Tahiti, Hawaii and the South Pacific!

HVCB MemberTravel to Maui is a Maui-based Hawaiian travel agency whose specialty is custom vacation packages to the Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Planning a destination wedding?

Many little girls dream of their “big day” and what that will entail! As they grow older they may fine tune ideas that when you are 7 years old just don’t work when you are 27. Such as a horse drawn carriage in the snow may sound romantic but timing the weather can be a little tricky to say the least.

Another dream is being married with your “toes in the sand.” This vision is easy to have come true.
Especially in Hawaiian Islands where are average weather is 75 degrees year round.

Granted some islands in Hawaii can have a bit more rain than others. This all depends on the time of year and location of your beach wedding.

Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian travel agency located on the island of Maui. Our specialty is honeymoons and destination wedding travel packages to Hawaii.

We are also a Maui Master and Hawaiian Destination Specialist with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau. We know the best places to stay, fun things to see and do, and great places to eat, drink and shop! We will also save you time and money on your Hawaiian vacation!

When planning your destination wedding or honeymoon to Hawaii contact the travel experts at Travel to Maui for a quote or to schedule a consulting appointment.

Marie Glodt Maui Master and travel agent at Travel to Maui

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Travel to Maui

When planning the vacation of your lifetime, or perhaps your honeymoon and you wanted to go to Maui, Hawaii, wouldn’t you want to work with an experienced travel professional who has have been there first? Wouldn’t you feel more confident with a travel agent who knew the best places to stay, wonderful places to eat, and what tours to not miss! Of course you would!

That’s why travel agent Marie Glodt of Travel to Maui in Maui, Hawaii took the time and effort to become a Maui Master with the Hawaiian Visitor and Convention Bureau.

The Maui Master program is an intensive training program that the Hawaiian Visitor Bureau office offers to travel agents. Agents don’t get certified until they attend a 6 day workshop to learn about the destination and vacation options. They must also take a trip to the islands of Maui County and experience the islands first-hand. This includes the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai.

A lot of people have a life long dream of visiting Hawaii. Glodt says that being a Maui Master’s Agent has given her the ability to make people’s dreams come true!
“There is no more romantic place than Hawaii for a honeymoon or anniversary. But that’s not all. There are wonderful cruises throughout the islands. There’s also world-class scuba diving and yachting.”

For a price quote or to schedule your personalized consulting appointment with Maui Master and Hawaiian Destination Specialist Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui contact
Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian travel agency located on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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Photo credit to the Hawaiian Visitor Bureau and Marie Glodt travel agent on Maui at Travel to Maui

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Which island in Hawaii is the best to visit?

When people are thinking about visiting Hawaii they start asking friends, family and coworkers the question "which island should I visit when I go to Hawaii?" I also see this question all the time at Yahoo answers, trip advisor, lonely planet, fodors, and in chat rooms.

My answer as a Maui travel agent and Hawaii destination specialist is always the same. “It depends on the traveler!

For example what are your interests? How much are you allowing for your travel budget? Are you planning your honeymoon or is this a family vacation?

There really isn’t a bad choice when deciding which island to visit in Hawaii. There just may one island that is better suited to your life style and requirements in a Hawaiian vacation.

All of the islands in Hawaii will have our wonderful “Aloha Spirit,” water sports, hiking trails, zip line tours, and snorkeling regardless of which island you pick in the state.

Are you looking for nightlife, shopping, and lots of dining options? Does your vacation social calendar need lots of entries to keep you happy? You would be the type of traveler who would enjoy the high rises in Waikiki, the city lights of Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu.

Will you be spending your honeymoon with us in Hawaii? Then you will probably want to be on a more secluded island. Or limit your stay in Oahu to 2 or 3 days prior to traveling to the second island in Hawaii.

The island of Lanai has 2 luxury properties operated by the Four Season Resort chain. This island is perfect if you idea of a honeymoon or vacation to Hawaii is to be pampered in their world class spa, and wrapped in the finest in amenities. Don’t be expecting a Costco or McDonalds during your stay as they don’t exist on the island of Lanai (or Molokai).

Want to see an active volcano? The big island of Hawaii has been “growing” since 1983. I have actually flown over the lava in a helicopter, and cruised by on a cruise ship, plus walked to the rift. By far this is one of the most spectacular things I have done in my lifetime.

When dreaming of your Hawaiian vacation do you imagine sitting on a lounge chair having someone bring you fruity tropical drinks, and relaxing watching the whales cruise by? Maui is my favorite island to see whales and so much more. That is why I call Maui home!

Kauai is known for its lush green valleys, spectacular rainbows and cascading waterfalls. In order to have rainbows and waterfalls a little rain must fall. Of the all the islands in the Hawaiian island chain, Kauai does tend to be the wettest island. The wettest months are generally December-April.

This is a brief over view of the Hawaiian Islands. If you are would like more information about a Hawaiian vacation or to set up a consulting appointment with one of our Hawaii destination specialist please contact us at

Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian Destination Specialist with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau and a Maui Master with the Maui Visitor Bureau

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Travel to Maui is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011

Maui, Hawaii July 5, 2011 -WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that Travel to Maui is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for honeymoons and destination wedding travel packages to Hawaii and Tahiti!

WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding.

Travel to Maui has 3 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

"We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. “Travel to Maui has made a commitment to capturing their client’s experiences on the nation's leading wedding review site."

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides Travel to Maui with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for Travel to Maui on We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

For more information including our wonderful reviews, a price quote or to schedule a consulting appointment with our destination specialist at Travel to Maui contact us at
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Photo credit to Hawaii visitor bureau, Tahiti visitor bureau, Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What is there to do in Hawaii for free or cheap?

Hawaii is filled with lots of fun things to do!

This list will include lots of free, cheap and inexpensive things you will enjoy on all the Hawaiian Islands. This includes: Oahu, Kauai, and Maui, Hawaii for the month of June 2011.

This weekend the main event is in celebration of King Kamehameha day!

Oahu: Including Waikiki, Honolulu

June 11th in Waikiki the King Kamehameha parade starts at Kapi’olani Park at 10am-3pm. This event is free.
In Honolulu this free event will start downtown and at the Iolani Place. 808-586-0333

June 24-26 Honolulu the Ala Moana Sunset Cinema and Dragon Boat Festival at Ala Moana Beach Park. 808-951-0350

Hawaii aka “The Big Island”: including Hilo, Kapa’au, Hawi, Volcano

June 11, 2011 enjoy the festivities to celebrate King Kamehameha
Hilo at Coconut Island 9-5pm FREE. For more information

In Kapa’au and Hawi at Kamehameha Park this event is free. For more information call 808-895-3168

June 18, 2011 Volcano Historic Homes Tour 10am-1pm. For rates and reservations call 808-967-7366

Maui: Lahaina, Wailea, Kaanapali, Kapalua
Maui’s finest wine and food festival begins on June 9, 2011 in Kapalua. This event sells out every year! 808-665-9160

June 11th begins the Obon Festival on Maui. This event continues until August! 808-871-4831

Join us for the most colorful parade in Hawaii. See horses and their riders decorated in exotic tropical flowers, and so much more. The parade begins at 10am and it is free. 808-667-9194.

Maui Film Festival begins on 6/15-6/19. This 4 day event is held at various locations on the island of Maui. 808-579-9244

6/18/11 Taste of Wailea part of the Maui Film Festival.

Keiki (kid in Hawaiian) Hula is held every Saturday and Sunday at the Lahaina Cannery Mall. This free event starts at 1pm.

Friday-Sunday enjoy the live music at Leilani’s on the Beach in Kaanapali from 3-5pm.

Kauai: Lihue, PrincevilleHanalei 6/11/11 the American Cancer Society Relay for life 808-227-2345

Lihue on June 18, 2011 the King Kamehameha Celebration Parade will start at the Vidinha Stadium and finish at the County building. 808-831-6895.

Princeville will host the 4th annual Red Clay Jazz Festival at the St. Regis Princeville Resort. 808-245-7464

Written by Marie Glodt, Hawaii Destination Specialist and Maui resident at Travel to Maui

To schedule your personalize consulting appointment or to get a quote please contact Travel to Maui at www.traveltomaui.netPhoto credit to the Hawaii visitor bureau

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Looking for something different to do in Maui?

As a travel agent at Travel to Maui and resident of Hawaii I like to find fun and unique things to see and do here in the islands.

This weekend was no exception. I relaxed at the Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea enjoying the scented baths, jacuzzi, and waterfall showers, plus the wonderful mango scrub.

I also checked out the zip line tours swinging from tree tops on the 9 line canopy tour with Piiholo Ranch.

On Sunday I relaxed outside at the most beautiful setting you could ever imagine for a polo game.

For more information about Hawaii including travel packages please contact the travel experts at Travel to Maui

Written by Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui.

Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian Destination Specialist with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau.
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Photo credits to Grand Wailea Spa Grande, Marie Glodt Travel to Maui,

Zipline on Maui

There are many fun things to do when you are visiting the island of Maui.

Zip lining is one of the more thrilling things you can do while you are here in Hawaii!

As a Maui resident and travel agent at Travel to Maui I make it my goal to get out and experience first hand the many hotels, resorts and tours available. This weekend I tried Piiholo Ranch Treetop Canopy Tours.

This 3 hour tour is held twice daily 7 days a week. I did the 9 ziplines and 4 bridge tour. It felt like you were Tarzan and Jane swinging via the tree tops, hanging from tree houses in the beautiful "upcountry" Maui!

Piiholo Ranch Tours offers 3 canopy tours and 4 zip line tours on their unique adventure course.

Not looking for a zip line tour but still would like to enjoy the peace and quiet of upcountry Maui? Piiholo Ranch offers horseback riding tours for the beginner or advanced rider.

For more information about the beautiful island of Maui or travel packages to Hawaii please contact Travel to Maui at