We're really excited about this new site: Volunteer on Vacation in Hawaii!
This voluntourism site is the brain-child of our friend Cherie Attix. As an added incentive (as if helping the Hawaiian environment, culture,
and community isn't enough), Cherie is offering guests of her Maui Bed and Breakfast a 5% discount on their stay, and she'll donate an additional
5% of the cost of the stay to the organization for which you volunteer.
Our friend Cherie Attix, owner and operator of the
Hale Hookipa Inn Bed and Breakfast,
has started writing a blog! She calls it
Ho'okipa Aikane, or
"home sharing friend." Cherie is a long time resident of Hawaii, and is deeply
involved in the Maui community. I'm sure she'll have plenty of great posts to
Many people go to Hawaii to get married. Many of them go to Maui. My friend Klaus
at Paradise Maui specializes in Maui weddings.
Find out more about getting married in Hawaii on our new
Hawaii weddings page.
People all over the world like to check out our Hawaii pictures. They're great for free desktop wallpaper pictures of Hawaii (also known as computer backgrounds and can be used as web page backgrounds for myspace layouts)!
I've created a Hawaii
information blog to post what's new on all my various sites with information
about Hawaii. You can find Hawaii travel agents
there, along with Maui real estate agents, Hawaii accommodations, and, oh,
pretty much everything you can find here, but in easy to read blog form. It's
kind of a different version of this for those who might want the RSS feed.
We've added a Hawaii environmental protection page with links
to Hawaiian environmental organizations and books about Hawaii's environment.
Please do your part to protect the environment everywhere be remembering that
environmental protection is a bi-partisan effort. Visit our
environmental blog for
we got started building web sites about Hawaii vacations
I started building web sites about Hawaii when we (my wife Robin, my two kids,
Jasmine and Spencer, and I) moved to Maui in 1997. We were already into offering
free desktop wallpaper, and I was amazed by the natural
beauty of Hawaii and wanted to first do something to help protect the natural
wonder of Maui. So, I built
EcoMaui, a guide to Maui for
the ecologically gifted. It features links to virtual tours and ecotourism
organizations on Maui. Jasmine, who was 8 at the time, suggested that I should
EconoMaui, a guide to
Maui for the economically challenged. Turns out being a discount tourist in
Hawaii is one of the best ways to do the least ecological damage. Those two
sites formed the core of our Maui web presence, which quickly spread to include
vacation rentals, car rentals, real estate,
Travel & Regional Magazines, Maui
luxury house rentals, and more.
It was sad leaving Maui in 1998, but we stayed in touch with our friends, and
we've helped them move their sites about Hawaii to the top of the search engines
for their particular keywords. We have a lot of friends with
Maui vacation rentals. Our friend Jack owns a
discount Hawaii car rental business that doesn't stand there with a stop
watch when you're late. Jack's wife, Jackie, makes
organic Maui perfumes and body
butters. Our friend on the big island of Hawaii grows
organic Kona coffee on his organic farm.
Our friend in Lahaina is a
Maui Hawaii real estate buyer's broker. We have friends in the commuter
airline business who offer discount airline tickets for island hopping. We
have friends who are into
with activity equipment rentals, guided tours and hikes, snorkeling trips, and
local grinds (food). So if you're looking for Hawaii information about Hawaii
travel and Hawaii vacations, you've come to the right place.
We figured the net needed a lot more of Hawaii pictures, so, in August of 2001
Spencer and I went back to Hawaii for two weeks, which is far too short a visit.
We have a photo tour of that Hawaii vacation.
It features the great pictures we took, mostly with a wide-angle lens, sized as desktop wallpaper pictures.
These are free backgrounds of Hawaii
pictures, folks, so feel free to make a calendar out of them, use them as
your computer backgrounds or desktop wallpaper, or just hang them up on your corkboard. All we ask is
that you tell people where you got them, or even link to hawaii-stuff.com from your
site or blog, and
that you take the time to look around all the other cool stuff we have here!
When you buy posters, books, maps, music,
or airfare, you help us keep
this site going! If you book one of our Maui vacation rentals you help our
friends stay in business offering inexpensive lodging in
Hawaii! And finally,
join our mailing list so we can keep you up-to-date about all the great free
Hawaii stuff we'll be adding here in the future. We're featured on Hawaii