10 Places to visit while you’re on Maui

I was born and raised in Maui. I grew up on the island with my family. I left the island lifestyle which some people call “Paradise” in 2007 to explore the city life and start a new life with my family of my own.

Anyways, enough about me. So you’re going to Maui and you’re wondering what to do, where to go, where to eat? Well, I have a great list for you and I hope you can at least go to a couple of them while you’re there.

  1. Haleakala- This is a must to do on your list.  I dont know when you will ever get to experience being above the clouds and seeing the sunrise. I’ve been here a few times, but I enjoyed the experience alot more when I was older.
    Tips:  You do need to get up early before dawn and depending where you’re staying, it can be a long drive about 2-4 hours if you want to see the morning sunrise.
  2. Da Kitchen – One of the best local restaurants in town. All I can remember was the food was affordable and very tasty. An entree plate could feed 2-3 adults.
  3. Beaches in Kihei- the best beaches on the South side, maybe because I used to live in that area. Anytime of day is always best to go, but my favorite is just before sunsets. I love Sunsets!
  4. Lahaina – definitely a tourist attraction, you can walk along the street with ocean views, lots of shops,  and restaurants.
  5. Attend a luau show – I’m not exactly what show is the best, but just attending one at the hotel is definitely a great experience.  You get to dine great food outdoors with an ocean view, great weather and an amazing show of the Hawaiian culture.
  6. Iao Valley – This is a tourist spot because of its green scenery, waterfalls, hiking trails. Also it is a local area where I did have some memories with friends and family just having a barbecue.
  7. Road to Hana – This a long drive and a narrow one too. I’ve done it a couple of times, but I get carsick so if you are those type of people who do get carsick, you may not want to go or you could take an over the counter medicine to help.
  8. Shopping – I love to shop more than you know, but one thing I do when I travel is I like to get a few souvenirs when I travel out. Its usually a good memory to have other than in your mind.
  9. Sunset Dinner Cruise – If you love the ocean, the sunset and food, this is definitely a must to do on your list.
    Tip: Check the weather forecast if its cloudy or windy. You definitely dont want it to rain while having dinner.
  10. Water activities such as snorkeling, surfing and parasailing. I  personally have not experienced any of these but I’m sure alot of you would want to do these things. These are on my bucketlist on my next trip back home to the islands.

    General Tips:
    Bring lots of sunscreen
    A pair of Flip flops
    Sunglasses and or Hat
    Swimwear

    The best time to visit is pretty much anytime of year. The weather is usually in the 80s.

    I hope you’ll enjoy your trip to Maui and also have a chance to experience the other islands. It’s truly a beautiful place to be in and very relaxing.

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I contemplated on what I wanted to build. I wanted to incorporate all the things I enjoyed the most which was my graphic designs and fashion, so 7SDESIGNS was created.

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10 Things to Pack for Vegas

I’ve been in Las Vegas since January 2007, almost 12 years and I can’t say I love it here because I like to live where there is a beach. I think it’s alright to live here, but I think if you’re just visiting, you will definitely enjoy it. I first came to Vegas when I was 21 and it was like WOW! All the lights, casinos, shows and especially the food. It was awesome and I got experience with my loved ones which made the trip better.

I didn’t really know what to pack when I first came to Vegas, but it really depends on the season you come to visit. Lately, the heat has been staying longer from April - October. That is six months of heat. It tends to be cold or hot in April, but otherwise, it’s warm and then extremely hot 100+ in June -September.

  1. Lip Balm - Its really dry here and you definitely need that lip balm everywhere you go.
  2. If you’re coming during April - October. I would definitely bring 1 light jacket or 1 long sleeve, the rest should be shorts, short sleeve tops, tank tops, flip flops and sneakers for walking.
  3. If you’re coming during November - March. I would definitely bring jackets, long sleeves, maybe a scarf and boots.
  4. For the girls - crossbody or messenger style bag for easy on the go when shopping and or walking around the strip.
  5. If you plan to go clubs, Ladies - nice dress and heels ; Men - nice button down shirt, jeans and dress shoes. Boots are not accepted.
  6. Camera/Video - Although our smartphone can take awesome pics/video, sometimes a better camera/video can be better if your like me. I love to take high quality pictures and video so I can showcase them online and print them.
  7. Of course - your toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, perfume/cologne. I do like to bring my own shampoo/conditioner in travel size because I am really selective when it comes to my hair.
  8. Lotion because its really dry. I mean it.. It is really, really dry here. Vegas is the dessert. When I was in Hawaii, I rarely put lotion, but when I moved here. It’s definitely a must.
  9. Sunglasses or a Hat - I have to wear sunglasses everyday because I am always out everyday. The sun is hot and you definitely want to protect your eyes.
  10. Sunscreen - Look for a makeup or lotion that has sunscreen protection. Especially when you go out during the summer.

I know there’s a lot more, but I’ll keep this list to ten items.

I hope you enjoyed this post and please feel free to leave any comments or email me.


Enjoy your visit to Vegas! The best time to visit is April or October.