Interactive Dining at Maui Chef’s Table

This article was first posted on MoneyInc, November 2018. Upon arrival to the Waikapu Valley in central Maui, we passed charming modest plantation-style bungalows while the majestic green mountains loomed in the distance. This land was once a bustling location for sugarcane production and commerce for over a hundred years. Waikapu was the home to the area’s plantation workers, many who came from around the … Continue reading Interactive Dining at Maui Chef’s Table

The Essential Guide to Dining in Maui

This article was first published on MoneyInc, November 2018. Hawaii is a true melting pot. Everywhere we dined had influences of multi-ethnic cuisine. By 1911, 16,000 Portuguese arrived as laborers on sugarcane plantations along with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipinos in various years. Many stayed to create Hawaii’s rainbow of cultures that influence the food today. Along with the produce and ingredients coming straight from … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Dining in Maui

Top 12 Reasons to stay at the Fairmont, Kea Lani in Maui

This article was first posted on MoneyInc, July 2018.   The older I get the more I appreciate small boutique hotels, but that experience is hard to come by in Hawaii, short of getting your own condo, villa, or Airbnb rental. America loves to create grand beachside hotels with numerous pools, restaurants and a sense that you don’t ever have to leave the resort. Some of … Continue reading Top 12 Reasons to stay at the Fairmont, Kea Lani in Maui

17 Unexpected Experiences on Maui, Hawaii

This article was first published on MoneyInc, July 2018. Hawaii is America, just a 5-hour flight from the West Coast, but in some ways feel so foreign. Each island is unique and has its own character. Maui, the “valley isle”, is considered one of the best places to visit in the US.  And while certain areas of Maui can feel overcrowded, the island’s diverse terrain … Continue reading 17 Unexpected Experiences on Maui, Hawaii