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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What is fun to do in Hawaii?

Aloha from Maui, Hawaii.

Written by Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui

As your travel agent  we work with the best discount wholesalers so we can not only can we save you money on your airfare, car and hotel or condo in Hawaii, we can also book you on the best tours with your vacation travel package. Many of the more popular tours sell out weeks in advance. It is a good idea to prearrange your tours even before you arrive in Hawaii.

Let the experts at Travel to Maui assist you with your travel and tours to Hawaii!

• Submarine Tour

• Hana Helicopter Sky Trek

• Zipline Adventure

Maui  Dinner Cruise

• Molokini Snorkel and Turtle Town

• Luau

• Day trip to the island of Lanai

• Whale Watching (seasonal)

Hawaii, the Big Island

• Evening Volcano Explorer

Mauna Kea Sunset and Stargazing

• Night Manta Snorkel

Diamond Head Crater Adventure

• Pearl Harbor/Circle Island

• Polynesian Cultural Center



• Deluxe Catamaran Excursion

• Eco-adventure Helicopter Excursion

• Zipline and More

• Mountain Tubing
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For a consulting appointment with Hawaiian Destination Specialist Marie Glodt call 808-572-4957 or fill out this contact us form at Travel to Maui.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Events in Hawaii in 2012

Aloha from Maui, Hawaii! My name is Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui. I am a travel agent at Travel to Maui located on the beautiful island of Maui.

In today’s blog I want to talk about the fun things happening here in Hawaii in October, and November 2012. 

This list includes free things to do on the islands of Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the big island of Hawaii, paid events and fund raisers for local charities.

These events are great for honeymooners coming to Hawaii, family vacations to Hawaii and more!



 11/18  Will host the 20th annual Hawaiian slack key guitar festival FREE 808-226-2697

11/22 Kauai Path annual Turkey trot. 6:45am-10am Free, donations of nonperishable food or money are accepted. 808-635-8823

Malie Awards Luau 11/3 The Maile Foundation celebrates Kauai's musician at their annual luau to raise funds 808-246-2111

November 2012 10/30 TriKauai Costume Sprint Triathlon 7am to noon 808-635-6311




10/26 Russell Peters will be at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center 808-242-7469

October 10/27/12 The Xterra Kapalua Trail runs offer 5k & 10K a benefit for the Big Brother & Big Sisters 877-983-7721


11/2 First Friday Wailuku 6pm-9pm Street festival with live entertainment FREE 808-878-1888

Habitat for humanity golf tournament 11/3 shotgun start at 7:30am lunch on course by Tommy Bahama Restaurant

  11/9-11/11 Hula o na Keiki Maui's only children hula competition (ages 5-17) at the #Kaanapali Beach hotel

 11/9 Lahaina Second Friday Live entertainment, FREE, begins at 5pm. 808-667-9175.

11/29 Hawaiian Music Series FREE on the lawn of the Baldwin home museum 808-661-3262




Hallowbaloo Music & festival on 10/27 in downtown Honolulu 808-271-9140 Slack key 10/28 808-226-2697

November 2012


 First Friday 11/4 in Chinatown. Galleries, museums, & studios feature live music & more! 808-521-2903#Hawaii

11/12-12/20 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Watch top ranked surfers ride waves on Oahu North shore 808-258-8533


Big island of Hawaii



10/27 Earth Life October Full Moon Peoples Theater Honokaa 808-775-0000

November 2012

 11/1-11/3 Moku o Keawe International Hula Festival celebrating hula & the hula arts 808-886-8822.
Mahalo Hawaii visitor bureau for these beautiful photos of Hawaii.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Destination wedding in Hawaii

When planning your destination wedding in Hawaii there are lots of choices to make.
  • Which Hawaiian island is best for your wedding?
  • How many people will be attending?
  • What time of the year should you travel to Hawaii?
  • How long will you stay?
  • Will you visit a second island for your honeymoon or just stay on the one island the whole time.

As your destination wedding travel agent I can answer all of these questions for you and save you money too!

One great way to save money on your wedding decorations is to BUY your wedding linens instead of renting. You can ship them directly to Hawaii and have them waiting for your arrival. We love Linen Tablecloth for all your wedding linen needs. Not only do they offer great prices and wonderful customer service, they also ship to Hawaii for a reasonable fee. I attended one of my clients weddings recently here on Maui at the Olowalu Plantation house. I took a couple of before and after photos of what a difference it made by adding chair covers, and sashes. Before photo of the huppa. After picture of huppa with blue sash. This only cost
the client less than $10.00. They added a few blue sashes to the huppa and what a difference it made. For more information about weddings linens contact Linen Tablecloth at

For more information on travel packages to Hawaii for your destination wedding or honeymoon contact the Hawaiian specialists at Travel to Maui Written by Hawaii Destination specialist Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui. Hawaiian travel agent located on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tours and hotels on Kauai

As a resident of Hawaii I get asked all the time, “where do you go on vacation?” The answer varies depending on the resident, but for me I normally enjoy my time relaxing on the beach somewhere here in Hawaii. Last week I had the privilege to be invited on the Kauai Visitor Bureau Master Specialist Program. This invitation only event is limited to a select few travel professionals from around the United States.

We started our trip by enjoying the beautiful sunset by the pool at the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa. In addtion to this property being a great value it also has a wonderful pool, clean and comfortable rooms, and air conditioning!!! Many properties on the island of Kauai do not have a/c. You will find a/c mostly in deluxe or luxury properties such as the Grand Hyatt.

I have been to Kauai many times over the years, but this trip was a mixture of business and pleasure. Not only did we scout out great hotels and condos on the island, but we also experienced some the best tours Kauai has to offer.

Our tours ranged from the relaxing river boat tour with the Smith’s Fern Grotto, to the exciting mountain tubing with Kauai.

Mountain tubing is really fun for all ages. This ditch and tunnel system once irrigated vast sugar crops and has been unused since sugar was taken out of production in 2000. This water system runs through some of the most beautiful lush and remote land on the island of Kauai. The waters originate near the top of Mount Wai’ale’ale, one of the wettest spots in the world. These ditches were hand-dug by plantation workers over a century ago.

We also went on a fantastic dinner cruise off the Na Pali Coast line. This rugged coast line is an amazing sight of endless shades of green! The night I did this trip we had dolphins swimming right next to the boat. Just a side note. This trip is not for the folks who get sea sick. As the waters can get rough due to the winds and seas.

Kauai is full of fun things to do, or just relax and do nothing at all! Kauai is also known for her beautiful spas. Enjoy your romantic honeymoon on Kauai getting a couple massage, listening to a waterfall as colorful Koi fish swim by.

For a quote on your vacation to Hawaii contact the experts at  Travel to Maui HVCB Member

Kauai the island of Discovery. Written by Marie Glodt Hawaii Destination Specialist and Kauai Master certified with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau and travel agent at Travel to Maui located in Hawaii.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fun things to do on Maui!

Written by Marie Glodt travel agent at Travel to Maui located in Hawaii.

As a resident of Maui and a Hawaiian travel agent I like to give my clients lots of ideas of fun things to do while they are here. Many things are very inexpensive or in some cases FREE!

Maui is captivating, romantic, charming and so much more!  Enjoy a day trip to the waterfalls in Hana, or or just sit back and relax and watch a great sunset at the beach!
Maui is blessed with wonderful weather year round. One of the many things I love about Maui is it has something for everyone.
Not a water person?  Not to worry Maui has lots of different options for your Hawaiian vacation.
Do you like adventure tours? For example a zip line cruise, or horseback ride, or a helicopter tour.

Love the ocean and want to snorkel on your own? The best location will be depending on the time of day (mornings are best) and the time of the year. Our surf comes from the North during the fall and winter months, and the South during the summer and early fall. So what might be an awesome snorkel spot when your friends were here in December might be a terrible spot for you in the summer.
Another great option is to go on a snorkel boat. Molokini crater is a marine reserve just off the coast of Maui.
Want to see a waterfall up close? Looking for rainbows in Hawaii? Then the road to Hana is for you. This 75 mile drive is best when planned as an all day event. The reason is the road is very curvy, narrow, and often times just one lane.
The best tips I can give you for Hana would be: don’t go if you get carsick, pull over if you get a local behind you (or they will pass on a curve) and pack plenty to eat and drink. And don’t forget to fill up with gas before you leave your hotel!

Another popular day drive would be the dormant volcano of Haleakala Crater. This is a very popular destination at sunrise. But dress warmly as even in the summer this 10,000+ summit is in the 40’s or sometimes colder!

Maui has great beaches! This would include Kaanapali Beach, Makena Cove, Kihei, Big and Little Beaches, Kapalua and Napali.

One of my favorite beaches would be Big Beach in Makena. This is located on the south side of Maui. This means expect big surf in the summer months and use caution as no life guard is present.
As you can see there are many things to do on the Magical island of Maui. Check out these great videos on youtube from the Hawaii Visitor Bureau: 

Haleakala crater link

Maui and the road to Hana

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What type of tours are fun to do in Hawaii?

 Prior to working full time as a travel agent, I worked exclusively in the activity business here on Maui.

Part of my job is to qualify activities for my clients just as I do accommodations. This is done by personally staying at the properties we offer, going out on a tour or excursion, plus our valuable feed back from clients.

Recently I had a client booked on one of our preferred snorkel trips to Molokini. As it turned out I was in harbor at the same time they were getting off the boat. I asked them what they thought of the tour? Their reply was exactly what I wanted to hear. “We were so glad when we showed up and saw the boat you had booked us on.” “We saw many boats with countless people on board and thought I hope that isn’t the one we are going on!” They thanked me for booking them with a quality tour company with a great staff, personalized service and well maintained equipment.

Granted you may find cheaper snorkel sails, or dinner cruises online, but please keep in mind that cheaper seldom means better. It just means cheap!

I know your time is limited here in Hawaii, and I don’t want you to be disappointed with a tour that doesn’t live up to the highest of standards!

Here is a list of my favorite tours here on Hawaii:


Love the water? Then a snorkel trip is a great idea for you. Swim with colorful tropical fish at a marine reserve or just right off the shore of Maui. Snorkel trips include a lesson how to snorkel, pastries for breakfast, deli lunch and drinks.
I think everyone should go to a luau at least once during their stay. If you have already been to a luau I suggest a more traditional luau with authetic Hawaiian hula. I believe Maui has the best luaus in the state!

One of my favorite is the Old Lahaina luau. Mahalo for these great photos.
 Never been to a luau or traveling with kids? Then a Polynesian revue would be your best bet.
Luaus last about 3 hours and will include the food, drinks and show.

A sunset cruise is a romantic way to spend the evening sipping beer, wine, and tropical drinks while enjoy the beauty of Maui from the sea!  Dinner cruises are also available.

Stand up board, kayak tours or surfing lessons are great water activities here on Maui.
These tours range from an hour to ½ day.

Are you a thrill seeker? You will love our zipline tours. They range from a couple of hours to a 5 zipline with lunch.

Whale watch tours are amazing! This tour is only available December-April.

Hawaii aka the big island: swim with a manta ray, helicopter over an active volcano, or dive in a submarine.


 Fly over Waikiki Beach in a sea plane, mountain bike tour, Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial, Polynesian Cultural Center.


 Enjoy the beauty of Kauai with these great activities: ATV adventure tour, kayak and hiking, and the Hawaii movie tour.

Written by Marie Glodt a Hawaiian Destination specialist and Maui travel agent at Travel to Maui.
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Photo credit to the Old Lahaina luau for their great luau photos. Other photos and videos from the Hawaii visitor bureau.
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