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The 50th state is the only state in the US that grows its coffee. In a country that is guzzling down more than a third of the world's total supply of coffee, that title is pretty cool in our eyes. With roughly 800 plantations scattered across five islands, some might say, we know a thing or two about a cup of Joe. So, as you drive along the Lahaina coast, venture into the beautiful Haiku rainforests, or lounge on the Kihei shores, don't forget to stop at one of our favorite coffee shops along the way. Whether it's a macchiato produced from Molokai beans or a mocha prepared right here on Maui, every corner of Maui has a coffee shop for everyone. 

Although every cafe has its flair, you'll find that almost everyone has a foundation in supporting the

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For most, the beginning of October means cooler temperatures, scarves, and beanies being dusted off from our closets, switching from iced coffee to hot and autumn-colored leaves decorating the roads. However, here on the valley isle, we have a different way of celebrating the start of the fall season. Though our sunny beach days may be a tad cooler, there's not much of a difference to notice when living on an island. That is until you head upcountry to Kula Country Farm's annual pumpkin patch. 

Since 2011, this fourth-generation, family-run farm has invited people to Maui's favorite patch. Located by the field next to Kula's modest roadside kiosk, this infamous attraction is perfect for tourists, local families, and everyone in between.  

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As the summer nights come to a slow, the air gets a little cooler, and time starts to slow down, it's time to celebrate the summer with one last drink in hand. What better way than with one of many Maui-made drinks? Created right here on the island, Maui has birthed several delicious and rich spirits, wines, and beers that make any cocktail hour one to savor. The abundance of tropical fruits on the island makes for some of the most unique and flavorful concoctions ever tasted. 

Here are some of our favorite recipes using Maui-made drinks!

Maui Brewing Company 

What better way to celebrate summer than with a Summer Shandy! One of the finest European creations is this British drink prepared with beer and lemon soda. It's pretty much the

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Just above the white clouds that sit on top of Maui's upcountry skyline lies magnificent Haleakala. This unique location brings stories of ancient and current Hawaiian culture alive, and it serves to preserve the relationship between the ʻāina (native land) and the Hawaiian people. In Hawaiian, Haleakala means "house of the sun," and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun as he stood on the volcano's peak, delaying its descent so that his family had more time in the day to grow their crops.

The dormant volcano, one of the most treasured sites on the island, sits at 10,023 feet above sea level and is home to some of the most breathtaking sights. Along its fertile crater are many hikeable pathways that take you on a journey through lush

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From the lush mountain slopes to the sparkling shore, Kapalua boasts miles of paths to explore. Discover trails for every type of hiker and adventure-seeking visitor while witnessing a colorful abundance throughout the countryside.

Mahana Ridge Trail

The ultimate journey that takes you to stunning Maunalei Arboretum, home to a plethora of native trees, animals, and flora. The arboretum and the center of Kapalua Resort are both connected by this mountain ridge walk. Hikers travel over mountainous territory with beautiful views of Mokupe‘a and Honokahua Gulches near land formerly used to produce coffee and pineapple during the Honolua Ranch era. If you decide that doing only half the hike is more your speed, the reservoir along the path is

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When living or visiting Maui, there is always so much to do and so little time. Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure or a relaxing retreat away from it all, your time here is sure to be one for the books. We could argue that coming to Maui is never complete without witnessing one of the many breathtaking waterfalls on the island. Their reputations precede them as many flock to marvel at the cascading falls, lush surrounding forest, and sparkling pools. 

So when you're packing your next adventure bag, be sure to remember those hiking boots, and Maui will do the rest. 

Road To Hana

The Road to Hana, often known as Hana Highway, is a 64-mile stretch of road that runs along the Valley Isle's northeast coast. The narrow road winds

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Raised in Hawai'i, Shaun Fleming has taken the world and her community by storm with her award-winning art. 

Shaun specializes in woodwork, furnishings, cabinetry, and inlaid boxes. Her signature is marquetry, a specific art that uses tiny pieces of wood to create detailed imagery. She has created works that depict native Hawai'ian birds, flowers, and sea life. Inspired by the land around her, she adds a distinct embellishment with the use of exotic woods such as koa, mango, wenge, walnut, and mahogany. 

She is a trailblazing self-taught artist whose art reflects her years riding the Hawaiian waves and being immersed in her rich and beautiful culture. Conscious art connoisseurs value her pieces throughout the world. Each piece contains genuine depth

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Welcome to Molokai where time slows down, the terrain is rugged and the history is rich. If you’re looking for a path less traveled, Molokai needs to be on your bucket list. You feel as if you are stepping into a time machine and have traveled back to old Hawaii. With dirt roads leading you through most of the island, small mom and pop shops the only source of “shopping”, and untouched wilderness on every corner, Molokai is a raw Hawaiian gem. 

Whether you’re hiking through a desolate forest or taking a mule ride through Kalaupapa, Molokai embodies the beauty of a truly remote getaway. No sounds of rushing highways or thousands of people crowding the shoreline. Just you and the peaceful sounds of “The Friendly Isle”. 

Kalaupapa National

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Wayfinding and navigation are some of the essential parts of the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures. Polynesian voyagers were one of the first people to travel long distances in early ages, so navigation was crucial and an integral part of places like Hawaii's historical and cultural heritage. 

"Before the invention of the compass, the sextant and clocks, or more recently, the satellite-dependant Global Positioning System (GPS), Pacific Islanders navigated open-ocean voyages without instruments, using instead their observations of the stars, the sun, the ocean swells, and other signs of nature for clues to direction and location of a vessel at sea," Hokule'a.com. 

 As recently as 50 years ago, the deep knowledge of navigation and wayfinding

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Astronomy is a part of Hawaii’s deep-rooted history. Without it, the islands of Hawaii would not be inhabited. Throughout the Pacific, there are islands that would never have been discovered without the ancient practice of navigation and the study of stars. 

We spoke with Dr. Roy R. Gal, Associate Astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy, the University of Hawaii at Manoa to get his insight on the significance of the stars in Hawaii.

Dr. Gal studies how galaxies like our own Milky Way evolve over time, and how this varies in different places in the Universe. He uses telescopes from all over the world, including Mauna Kea, to look at far-away galaxies. 

“We see galaxies as they were a long time ago, and trace the changes over time - much like

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