Search This Blog

Thursday, May 31, 2012

What to do in Hawaii in June

Aloha from Hawaii,

Todays blog is covering local events happening in Hawaii for the month of June 2012. Maui: June 8-10 Kapalua Wine and Food Festival will be celebrating their 31st year making wine and food magic on the island of Maui. 808-665-7231

June 13-17 Wailea and Kahului will be hosting the annual Maui Film Festival. For times and locations contact 808-579-9244

June 24 Kahului K Ho’alu Festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center from 2-7pm. FREE

Kauai: June 3-Kapa’a Tastes of Hawaii ultimate Sunday Brunch. Smith Tropical Paradise 11:30-3:30

June 16-17-Hanalei American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Hanalei being held at Wai’oli Park 808-246-0695

June 27-30-Lihue 5th Annual Red Clay Jazz Festival at the Kauai Lagoons Resort. 808-822-3148 or

Ongoing on Kauai Kapa’a Slack Key Saturdays Na Keiki O Ka Aina Cultural Center 5pm $15-20 808-826-1469 Lihue on Saturdays Larry Rivera aka “Mr. Coco Palms” sings songs, talks story and shares his memories at the Kauai Museum 808-245-6931

Big Island of Hawaii: June 2 In Waimea see the Brothers Cazimero in concert. Featuring chants, dances and Hawaiian music. Kahilu Theatre 808-885-6868

June 11 King Kamehameha Day Celebration being held in Kohala at the Kamehameha Park. FREE! Oahu: June 8-10 Honolulu and Waikiki will be a buzz with the Pan Pacific Festival. This will feature hula festival, parade and more!
June 9 Honolulu The King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade begins in downtown Honolulu and ends at Kapi’olani Park. FREE!
June 9 Honolulu will host the lei draping ceremony at the Statue of King Kamehameha . FREE! 3:30pm

Ongoing on Oahu: Saturdays and Sundays check at Art on the Zoo Fence. 9am-4pm FREE!

For more information about Hawaiian vacations or to schedule a consulting appointment with one of our Hawaii Specialists contact us at Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian travel agency located on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.

We specialize in honeymoons, and destination weddings to Hawaii and Tahiti. Follow Me on Pinterest Travel to Maui is a proud member of the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau. HVCB Member

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fun things to do on Maui

5/30/12 Written by Marie Glodt travel agent at Travel to Maui

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!

This can range from day trips you can do in your car. To great places to have a romantic picnic for 2,  or just sit and watch a great sunset on Maui.
As you can imagine Maui is a beautiful island 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.

For more information about your Hawaiian vacation or to set up a consulting appointment with one of our Maui Master Specialists contact us at

Check out our rave reviews of our services from past clients:

Travel to Maui is a Hawaiian Destination Specialist with the Hawaii Visitor Bureau and a Maui Master with the Maui Visitor Bureau.
HVCB Member
Travel to Maui is a Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau member.

We specialize in honeymoons and destination weddings in Hawaii.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fun things to do in Hawaii

Written by Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui

As a Hawaiian Destination Specialist, and travel agent at Travel to Maui I get asked all the time “What is fun to do in Hawaii?” Or “Can you tell me the things I can miss while I am there?”

Hawaii is blessed with wonderful year round weather. Our average temperature is 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows you as a visitor (and me as a resident) to enjoy the sunny outdoors year round!

Listed below are a few of my favorite things to do in the Hawaiian Islands. This includes: Maui, Molokai, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii is filled with a rich heritage. The Native Hawaiian people ancestry can be found on all the islands in our museums, ancient fishponds, petroglyphs (fragile rock drawings), and on the island of Oahu the residence of royalty.

Oahu: The gathering Place Oahu is home to some of the finest museum and historical sites in the islands. Historical sites on Oahu would include the Arizona Memorial, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Mission House Museum, or the Dole Plantation. Ride a Hawaiian canoe or learn how to surf on world famous Waikiki Beach.

Maui: The Magic Isle Maui is filled with wide variety of tours and activities. This includes everything from agricultural tours- zip line rides over lush green valleys. Maui also has also been noted more than once for having the best beaches and traditional Hawaiian luaus.

Kauai: The Garden Island
One of my favorite tours is the combination zip line tour with a 30 minute horseback ride on the north shore. A few more fun tours would be the mountain tubing, river kayaking or stand up paddling

Lanai: Hawaii’s Most Enticing Island Snorkel at Hulop’e Bay. This beautiful site was once an ancient Hawaiian village. It is known for the frequent sighting of the Hawaiian spinner dolphins

Lanai is home to 2 award winning golf courses. Both ranked the best in the country.
Sporting clays, archery and air rifles is another exciting adventure available on the island of Lanai.

Molokai: Hawaiian by Nature Ride a mule to Kalaupapa. This steep 3 mile trail to Kalaupapa Peninsula is Molokai most famous activity or tour.

Check out Molokai ancient fishpond dating back to the 13th century.

The big island of Hawaii: Hawaii’s Island of Adventure
The island of Hawaii is the only island in the state with an active volcano. I have flown over it by helicopter. I have seen the lava flowing into the sea while cruising by on my 7 day cruise of the islands. Both options were AMAZING! It is a must do when you are in Hawaii.

If you would like a quote or to schedule a consulting appointment with one of our Hawaii Destination Specialists contact us at
We specialize in honeymoons, destination wedding travel packages, and family vacations to Hawaii and Tahiti.

This video is courtesy the Hawaii Visitor Bureau

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

Follow us on twitter or pinterest

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Honeymoon in Hawaii in 2013

Are you considering visiting Hawaii in 2013 but think you can’t afford it? Look no further. Travel to Maui has the deal you have been dreaming of!

This special 7 day cruise begins on the island of Oahu. Many people enjoy a day or two in Hawaii prior or after their cruise. I personally like to do both, and the cost is very reasonable!

Your first night will be spent on the island of Oahu in Honolulu. This is located about 10 minutes from Waikiki Beach.
The next day will be on the island of Maui. You will arrive at 8am and will stay until the following evening departing at 6pm. This allows you plenty of time to rent a car and check out Lahaina, “upcountry” Maui, or take a helicopter tour of the waterfalls in Hana, and the dormant volcano of Haleakala Crater.

You will be arriving at 8am the following morning in Hilo on the “big island” of Hawaii. Hilo is a short drive to the active volcano.

Another fun thing to do is check out the waterfall at Akaka Falls. You will be departing at 6pm to arrive in Kona at 7am.

In Kona you will spend time checking out the shops on Alii Drive, or stop by the Kona Brewery for a great beer! Departure is at 6pm the same day.

The next port of call will be the island of Kauai. You will arrive at 8am and depart the following afternoon. This over night stay allows you plenty of time to visit the Waimea Canyon, the luxury resorts of Poipu or Princeville, or explore the waterfall filmed in the TV show Fantasy Island!

You will end your cruise the following day on the island of Oahu. Disembarking begins at 7am leaving you lots of time to enjoy the island. On the island of Oahu enjoy the Polynesian Cultural Center, Iolani Place, shopping in Waikiki Beach or visit Pearl Harbor.

Travel to Maui is currently holding a special rate for 7 day sailing beginning on April 20, 2013.
Prices starting at $1,400.00 person plus including taxes based on double occupancy. Airfare, pre and post hotels stays, and fuel surcharges are not included in this total.

"April and May are personally my favorite times of the year in Hawaii. The weather is nice, it isn’t crowded and you may even see a humpback whale before they return back to Alaska!"
Written by Marie Glodt. Maui Master and Destination Specialist at Travel to Maui.

For more information or to schedule your personal consulting appointment with one of our Hawaii Destination Specialist give us a call at 808-572-4957 or click here to contact us at 

Check out our rave views from past clients:

Travel to Maui is a proud member of the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau.
HVCB Member Follow Me on Pinterest