Local traditions and culture in Maui

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    Handy Roadside Stands

    by dlytle Updated Apr 19, 2003

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    Maui's shopping venues range from modern malls with all the conveniences to family-operated roadside stands offering their wares to the traveling tourist. Some of the roadside stands I saw were adorned with such items as Hawaiian T-shirts, sea shells, macrame planters made from sea shells and hand-crafted bowls and hats made from the leaves of exotic palms. I also saw flower peddlers offering fragrant lei's made from Plumeria, Ginger, or Gardenia as well as other “independent contractors” featuring island trinkets and produce that is "fresh" off the vine or stalk or whatever. Doesn't matter, it’s all good.

    Don't be afraid to haggle with these people to get a best price.

    You might also see some local craftsmen (or craftswomen) weaving hats or making other local crafts for sale. I saw several of these on the Road to Hana especially around the more popular stops.

    I have also found, especially in more remote areas, trucks and vans (like the one pictured here) that sell food and drink to famished tourists. The one pictured here was parked off of highway 31 just outside the gates to Makena State Park south of Wailea.

    Taco and Buritto Roadside Stand
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    Music for your drive around Maui

    by seamandrew Written Apr 13, 2003

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    I suppose this really isn't a cultural tip but I couldn't think of any other place were this might be applicable. However, I think it very important to mention because when you're driving through Maui, the experience is that much better if you have great music playing on the radio. For that, tune your radio to 99.9 FM for today's top pop music. We liked the station very much and we felt it had a good variety of what's in.

    99.9 FM, Maui's best music
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  • Be Friendly

    by firsttime Updated Nov 5, 2002

    Don't be as aggressive here as you would at home. The people still drive fast & tailgate but they don't cut you off or honk their horns.
    Try to pronounce their words correctly. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

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    The weather on Maui depends...

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The weather on Maui depends more on where you are than on what season is. The average daily temperature along the coast is about 78ºF (25.5ºC) in summer and during the winter it drops to 72ºF (22ºC).
    On Haleakala summit, the average is about 43-50ºF (6-10ºC).Nights are no more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than days.

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    Tropical Flowers

    by Fun4you Updated May 2, 2006

    Some of my favorite flowers that grow everywhere in Hawaii!!!

    Plumeria's and orchids are commonly used to make lei's in Hawaii.

    Plumeria - my favorite! White Orchids Purple Orchids Bird of Paradise More well know bird of paradise
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