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Tag: Maui

Burn’n Love…Elvis is in the House!

There are so many things to do in Maui…golf, scuba diving, hiking, zip lining, whale watching, sailing, luaus with hula girls and fire dancers, the list goes on.  You would never guess what Trip Advisor’s Number One thing to do when it comes to tours and activities in Maui…See Burn’N Love, the Elvis show, at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina!  That is at the top of their list!

When I was little, my dad used to take us every year to Lake Tahoe for vacation.  It was a week of going to the beach, having a few water ski lessons, and being out in the beautiful evergreen forest around the lake.  Our trip always culminated with a trip to the Tahoe Southshore to the Harrah’s Hotel, to see some headliner, over a dinner show, where the prime rib and baked potato is cooked to perfection and the showgirl came around to your table and snapped your family photo.  How lucky I was to see big name entertainers like Sammy Davis Jr, Tom Jones, Petula Clark, Shirley MacLaine, and Frank Sinatra.  I’ve been a big fan of live entertainment ever since then.  There were a few entertainers that I, regrettably, somehow missed…Prince, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley.

Darren Lee as Elvis!

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Mama’s Fish House…a fabulous place to dine

There is no shortage of wonderful restaurants in Maui to experience the food which has come to characterize the cuisine of the Hawaiian islands.  In the early 1990’s, a group of twelve chefs developed what they came to call the Hawaiian fusion style.  It draws from the foods that are locally available, fresh seafood, beef, and tropical fruits, and is a fusion of other ethnic influences…imagine mixing pesto sauce with mangos and pineapple, or black bean sauce with papayas and coconut.  The result is  a culinary delight that is beautifully presented and fabulously delicious, and has made the Hawaiian chefs some of the most famous in the world….and there is no better place to experience this wonderful food than at Mama’s Fish House.

Mama’s Fish House

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Hana Hou…Whale Watching in Maui

My Dad had the best idea ever to send me to the University of Hawaii for summer school my junior year of college.   I’ve been in love with the Hawaiian Islands ever since.  Once you visit the islands to experience the beauty of its nature, the pounding of the ocean waves on the white sandy beach shoreline, feel the cool breeze of the tropical winds blowing through the palm trees, meet the people, experience the music and dancing, taste the food, and live in this ideallic perfect weather, you too will fall in love with the Hawaiian islands.

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