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Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 1 of 20 As of 6/15/2011 Corey Scholibo GayCities.com and Style Section LA Maui: June 16 - 26, 2011 ******************************************************************************Corey Scholibo5766 West 8th St.Los Angeles, CA 90036Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCell Phone: 3235726004Traveling with: Ernest FogelbergAssignment: For a gay audience … best food and drinks, spas, luxury, best beaches, snorkeling andbest places to shop.GayCities.com: leading gay travel site, photo driven, 350K unique visitors/moStyle Section LA: style & design site founded by former LA Times editors ******************************************************************************AirportGenerally, airports in Hawai‘i request that passengers check-in at least two hours prior to all domesticdepartures and 90 minutes prior to interisland flights. Please allow extra time for federal securityscreening of checked baggage and carry-on items. Security measures will be enforced at all airports.For Transportation and Security Administration travel recommendations, visit www.tsatraveltips.us.When leaving the Hawaiian Islands, all luggage must be checked and approved by the Department ofAgriculture prior to checking in at the ticket counter.AccommodationsAccommodations that have been arranged for you are listed on the following pages. Complimentaryrates include room rate and tax only. You are responsible for all incidental charges such as roomservice, in-room entertainment and parking fees.Standard hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is at 12:00 p.m.Generally, hotels offer self and valet parking. Rates vary. Unless otherwise noted in the itinerary,you are responsible for paying any parking and related transportation expenses.TaxMaui has a general excise tax of 4.166% that is applied to all retail purchases.MealsMeals are on own, unless otherwise noted.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 2 of 20 As of 6/15/2011TippingTips are always appreciated. Here are a few standard guidelines:* Airport porters: $5.00 per person, more for large/heavy bags* Taxi drivers: 15% of fare, more if they handle baggage* Hotel bellhops: $10.00 per person, more for large/heavy bags* Hotel housekeeping: $2.00 - $3.00 per night* Other hotel staff: Based on your discretion on services provided* Valet service: $3.00 and up, based on your discretion, plus any parking fee* Restaurants: 15% - 20% of meal cost* Activities: 15% of activity cost per person, when provided at a media/complimentary rateCancellationsIt has been our pleasure coordinating the following itinerary for your visit to Maui. Below are somesimple guidelines that will make this visit most productive for you. Thank you for yourunderstanding and cooperation. All scheduled activities have a minimum 24-hour cancellation policy unless otherwise noted. Failure to comply with this policy may result in your being charged for the full retail price of the activity. Any changes to this itinerary should be made through Keli‘i Brown or Sandi Yara (contact information noted below). Services that are not specifically covered in this itinerary are at your own expense. All travel arrangements; activities, meals, and other services that have been secured for your visit are detailed in this document.On behalf of the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau and our island’s industry partners who areassisting with this visit, please enjoy your time on Maui, the Magic Isle.Keli‘i Brown Sandi YaraDirector of Public Relations & Promotions PR PartnerMaui Visitors & Convention Bureau Sandi Yara CommunicationsOffice: 808-244-3530, fax: 808-244-1337 Cell: 808-221-2759, fax: 808-455-2714Keliib@mauivb.com email@example.com******************************************************************************Hawaiian Diacritical MarkingsThe Maui Visitors Bureau (MVB) recognizes the use of the ‘okina [‘] or glottal stop, one of the eightconsonants of the (modern) Hawaiian language; and the kahakö [ä] or macron (e.g., in place names ofHawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, MVCB respects the individual use of these markings for namesof organizations and businesses.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 3 of 20 As of 6/15/2011 Daily itinerary “at a glance”6/16 Thursday Check-in to the Westin Maui Resort & Spa Afternoon at leisure to explore the resort and Kā‘anapali Suggest visiting Whalers Marketplace 5:30 pm – Welcome Reception – Progressive Dinner hosted by Craig Anderson, GM of The Westin Maui Resort & Spa6/17 Friday Hosted breakfast at leisure (buffet at ‘Ono Bar and Grill) 9:30 am – Site tour of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas 11 am – Spa Helani treatments 1 pm – Hosted lunch at Pacific ‘O in Lāhainā 6:30 pm – Welcome (group) Dinner at Japengo with your host, Shelley Kekuna, Executive Director, Kā‘anapali Beach Resort6/18 Saturday Hosted breakfast at leisure (buffet at Ono Bar and Grill) 9:30 am – Snorkeling activity Complimentary Spa Passes for Heavenly Spa by Westin 1 pm – Hosted lunch at Star Noodle 3 pm – Site tour of The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Balance of Day at leisure to self-drive and explore 6:30 pm – Aloha (group) Dinner at Pineapple Grill with your host Mr. Keli‘i Brown, Director of PR and Promotions, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau6/19 Sunday 7:30 am Hosted Westin Hawaiian Meditation Session 8:30 am Hosted Wellness Breakfast Check-out of Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 4 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Sunday, continued 3 pm – check in to Travaasa Maui for an “all inclusive” stay At leisure – hosted dinner6/20 Monday Hosted breakfast at leisure As part of your all inclusive stay, you receive one spa treatment of your choice per day, and a choice of activities ranging from Pilates, yoga, bicycle tours, garden walks, digital photography, and much more. You can do as little or as much as you choose. There are also places in and beyond Hāna that you may want to explore. 6:30 pm – Dinner with your hotel host, Tom Johnson – Marketing Manager, at Kauiki Restaurant6/21 Tuesday Hosted breakfast at leisure As part of your all inclusive stay, you receive one spa treatment of your choice per day, and a choice of activities ranging from Pilates, yoga, bicycle tours, garden walks, digital photography, and much more. You can do as little or as much as you choose. Check out from Travaasa Hāna 3 pm – Check in to Wailea Beach Villas Evening at leisure6/22 Wednesday 8:30 am –Hosted breakfast at Longhi’s with Sandy Frewer, DRH 10 am – Meeting with Michael Waddell, General Manager of Maui Sunseeker, followed by a site tour Afternoon at leisure 6 pm – Hosted dinner with Kathleen Costello, Director of Marketing Communications of the Wailea Resort Assn., at Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in the Wailea Gateway Center6/23 Thursday 8:30 am – Hosted breakfast at Mala’s with Donna Wheeler, DRH Checkout of Wailea Beach Villas Return rental car Depart for Moloka‘i
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 5 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Thursday, continued On arrival Moloka‘i, pickup Alamo rental car Suggest exploring Molokai. Here’s a list of places to visit: Kumu Farms (closes at 4 pm), Big Winds Kite (in Maunaloa Town), Purdy’s Macadamia Nut Farm (closes at 3:30 pm) and phallic rock 3 pm – Check-in to Hotel Moloka‘i Afternoon and evening at leisure6/24 Friday Hosted breakfast at Hula Shores at leisure 8 am – depart hotel for Hālawa for a hosted Hālawa Hike / Mo‘olele Anakala Pilipo / Ali‘i Fishpond 4 pm –hosted dinner at Hula Shores – Nā Kūpuna Night6/25 Saturday Hosted breakfast at Hula Shores at leisure 7:30 am – depart hotel for hosted mile ride to Kalaupapa Evening at leisure6/26 Sunday On own … day at leisure to explore Molokai6/27 Monday Departure day A detailed daily itinerary follows
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 6 of 20 As of 6/15/2011 Aloha and welcome to Maui – the Magic IsleTHURSDAY, June 1610:42 am Depart Los Angeles on UA 7191:16 pm Arrive Kahului Airport Roundtrip airfare for 1 adult hosted by Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau Budget Rental Car (BRAC) Take BRAC shuttle to the BRAC Kahului Airport office to pick up vehicle Vehicle reserved under Corey Scholibo Dates of rental: June 16 - 23, 2011 Confirmation number: 33284604US3 The Maui Visitors Bureau hosts daily rental fee, applicable taxes and LDW insurance. Should you wish to revise this BRAC reservation, please contact Keli‘i Brown or Roxanne Murayama. We’ll revise on your behalf. Please note that should you revise this reservation direct with BRAC, all special billing will be cancelled and you will be asked to pay direct all charges upon the return of the vehicle. In addition, BRAC requires renter be 25 years or older, have a valid drivers license and a major credit card in your name. All additional charges, to include gas and additional insurance, are to be paid direct to BRAC. We recommend refilling the gas tank prior to returning the vehicle, as this option is more economical.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 7 of 20 As of 6/15/2011THURSDAY, June 16 – continued Directions from the Kahului Airport to Westin Maui Resort & Spa 1. Start out NORTHEAST on W MOKUEA PL toward KOEHEKE ST. ... .1 mi 2. Turn RIGHT onto KOEHEKE ST. … .1 mi 3. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto KEOLANI PL…. .8 mi 4. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto DAIRY RD/ HI-380 S. Continue to follow HI-380 S. … .2 mi 5. Turn LEFT onto HONOAPIILANI HWY/ HI-30 S. Continue to follow HI-30 S. … 19.1 mi 6. Turn LEFT onto KAANAPALI PKWY. … .5 mi 7. Make a U-TURN at KEKAA DR onto KAANAPALI PKWY. … .3 mi 8. End at 2365 Kaanapali Pkwy Lahaina, HI 96761 Estimated Time: 45 minutes Estimated Distance: 27.11 miles3 pm CHECK-IN TO WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA Three Nights Complimentary Resort Fee and Internet complimentary Confirmation # 2067325 The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kā‘anapali Beach, the Westin Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands... the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kā‘anapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families. Contact: Sumithra Balraj, PR Director Cell: 808-357-7278 Afternoon at leisure to explore the resort and Kā‘anapali. Suggest visiting Whalers Village with its shops and stores. Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION & PROGRESSIVE GROUP DINNER, hosted by Craig Anderson, General Manager, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa5:30 pm Meet at resort main lobby facing waterfalls5:40 pm Reception at Halawai Lounge6:30 pm Dinner at Tropica7:30 pm Dessert and fire-knife dance finale at Wailele Luau
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 8 of 20 As of 6/15/20118:30 pm Polynesian Stargazing on Kā‘anapali BeachFRIDAY, June 17At leisure BUFFET BREAKFAST at Ono Bar & Grill is hosted Breakfast hours 6:30 – 10:30 am9:30 am Site tour of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas with Sumithra Balraj. The resort is a 10-minute drive away. Valet park at the South Lobby – meet Sumithra there11 am Spa Helani, The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas Spa 50-minute Mehana Poultice Massage for Corey 50-minute Heavenly Hawaiian Pedicure for Ernest1 pm Hosted lunch at Pacific ‘O 505 Front Street Lāhainā, Maui Phone: 808-667-4341 Maui’s best restaurant is an oasis of fine dining and contemporary Pacific cuisine. Here the best of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, infused with the painstaking love of the Old World tradition, are happily married in a priceless setting. Executive Chef and partner James MacDonald will try to stop by your table to say hello.6:30 pm WELCOME TO KĀ‘ANAPALI DINNER at JAPENGO Lobby level of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa Phone: 808-661-1234 Hosted by Shelley Kekuna, Executive Director Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Assn. Japengo is Hyatt Regency Maui’s newest dining venue. A sophisticated dining destination, Japengo draws on Hawai‘i’s freshest, locally-grown products coupled with exotic ingredients from Pacific Rim countries. A culinary adventure showcasing modern Asian-inspired flavors with Hawaiian flair. Located lobby level, guests can enjoy Japengo’s indoor and outdoor patio seating overlooking the resort’s waterfalls and famed Kā‘anapali Beach or watch as creative sushi is rolled to order in the chic Sushi Lounge. How to get there: The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is accessible by taking the Kā‘anapali Beach Walk pathway. You can also easily drive over.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 9 of 20 As of 6/15/2011SATURDAY, June 18At leisure BUFFET BREAKFAST at Ono’s Bar & Grill is hosted9:30 am Snorkeling on Kā‘anapali Beach (snorkel equipment rental are available to you at resort’s pool towel desk)At leisure Spa Passes (access to sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and relaxation lounge) for Corey and Ernest at Heavenly Spa by Westin™, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa1 pm Hosted lunch at Star Noodle 286 Kupuohi Street, Lāhainā Phone: 808-667-5400 Star Noodle serves fresh house made noodles & Asian specialties. We are located in the Lāhainā Business Park otherwise known as Lāhainā Light Industrial. Just drive to the very top and there we are!3 pm Site tour with Sumithra at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (meet at resort main lobby)6:30 pm ALOHA Ā HUI HOU DINNER AT PINEAPPLE GRILL Located at 200 Kapalua Drive, Kapalua Phone: 808-669-9600 Hosted by Keli‘i Brown, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 10 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Saturday, continued Take an all-star group of Maui restaurant professionals—young, energetic, and innovative. Add a young chef who is one of Hawai‘i’s rising stars. Put them in one of the island’s best locations—Kapalua’s Pineapple Hill overlooking the golf greens, the groves of Norfolk pines, and the shimmering blue of West Maui’s sea channel. Combine two intentions—a menu to delight the senses of the most jaded gourmand, and an easy-going atmosphere where everyone can feel at home. The result? Pineapple Grill at Kapalua Resort, a new generation in the tradition of great Maui dining experiences How to get there: 1. Start out going SOUTHEAST on KĀ‘ANAPALI PKWY toward NOHEA KAI DR. … 0.4 mi 2. Turn LEFT onto HONOAPI‘ILANI HWY/HI-30 N. … 6.2 mi 3. Turn LEFT onto OFFICE RD … 0.4 mi 4. Turn LEFT onto KAPALUA DR … 0.7 mi 5. Make a U-TURN at LOWER HONOAPI‘ILANI RD onto KAPALUA DR 6. 200 KAPALUA DRIVE is on the RIGHT
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 11 of 20 As of 6/15/2011SUNDAY, June 19 WESTIN WELLNESS at THE WESTIN MAI RESORT & SPA7:30 am Meet at main lobby facing waterfalls7:40 am Hawaiian meditation at Aloha Pavilion8:30 am Westin Superfoods® breakfast CHECKOUT of the WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA CHECK-IN to the TRAVAASA HĀNA (Hotel Hāna Maui) 5031 Hāna Hwy, Hāna, Maui, HI 96713 Toll Free 800-321-4262 2 nights complimentary On the lush eastern coast of Maui, Hawai‘i, at the end of the Hāna Highway, is the legendary Maui hotel, Hotel Hāna-Maui and luxury Honua Spa. Here, tranquility is a way of life and the blend of true Hawaii and leisurely amenities reflect the celebrated Hawaiian heritage and its natural beauty. Relax, rejuvenate and connect with the legendary paradise of Hāna. Maui. Your spacious guest quarters are more than just a place to start each daily adventure. They are your source for solitude, comfort and renewal. Travaasa Hana (Hotel Hāna Maui) is offering an ALL INCLUSIVE stay, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner is hosted every day at your leisure, with the exception of alcoholic beverages. You both also receive one spa treatment of your choice per day, and a choice of activities ranging from Pilates, yoga, bicycle tours, garden walks, digital photography, and much more. You can do as little or as much as you choose. Contact: Rebecca Pang, McNeil Wilson Communications Phone: 808-531-0244 Getting there … Drive to Hāna (taken from gohawaii.com) … The legendary road to Hāna is only 52 miles from Kahului, however the drive can take anywhere from two to four hours to complete since its fraught with narrow one-lane bridges, hairpin turns and incredible island views. The Hāna Highway (HI-360) has 600 curves and 54 bridges. The road leads you through flourishing rainforests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the lovely views, so get an early start and take your time on your drive. Historic St. Sophia’s Church marks your arrival into Hāna, where the pastures roll right up to the main street. The historic Hotel Hāna-Maui (now Travaasa Hāna) is a luxurious retreat in this village rooted in Hawaiian tradition.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 12 of 20 As of 6/15/2011MONDAY, June 20 Day at leisure to explore Hāna As part of your all inclusive stay, you receive one spa treatment of your choice per day, and a choice of activities ranging from Pilates, yoga, bicycle tours, garden walks, digital photography, and much more. You can do as little or as much as you choose. There are also places in and beyond Hāna that you may want to explore.6:30 pm Dinner with your hotel host, Tom Johnson – Marketing Manager, at Kauiki RestaurantTuesday, June 21 Morning at leisure Checkout of Travaasa Hāna Drive from Hāna to Wailea … 1.Start out going WEST on HĀNA HWY/HI-360 toward KEAWA PL. … 17.6 mi 2.Turn RIGHT onto HI-360/HĀNA HWY. Continue to follow HĀNA HWY. … 22.8 mi 3.Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HĀNA HWY/HI-36 W. … 9.3 mi 4.Turn LEFT onto HI-380 S/DAIRY RD. Continue to follow HI-380 S. HI-380 S is 0.3 miles past PULEHU RD … 0.8 mi 5.Turn LEFT onto S PU‘UNĒNĒ AVE. S PU‘UNĒNĒ AVE is 0.2 miles past PAKAULA ST … 0.6 mi 6.S PU‘UNĒNĒ AVE becomes MOKULELE HWY/HI-311 S. … 5.9 mi 7.MOKULELE HWY/HI-311 S becomes HI-31 S/PI‘ILANI HWY. … 7.2 mi 8.HI-31 S/PI‘ILANI HWY becomes WAILEA IKE DR. … 0.6 mi 9.Turn LEFT onto WAILEA ALANUI DR.3 pm Check in to Wailea Beach Villas 3800 Wailea Alanui Wailea Resort, Maui, HI 96753 Hotel Phone: 808-891-4500 2 nights Complimentary
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 13 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Tuesday, continued This exclusive gated eleven acre residential vacation resort offers an enviable quiet location on Mauis famed Wailea Beach, with private gated pedestrian access to “The Shops at Wailea”. Wailea Beach Villas features world class craftsmanship and design, exquisite landscaping, and the highest level of security. The property is entirely gated with underground parking, and private elevators. The overall ambience embodies casual elegance with service delivered with the true spirit of Aloha. Contact: Donna Wheeler, Destination Hotels & Resorts Balance of day and evening at leisure
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 14 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Wednesday, June 228:30 am Hosted breakfast at Longhi’s (located in The Shops at Wailea) with Sandy Frewer, Destination Resorts Hawai‘i (management company for the Wailea Beach Villas)10 am Site tour and meeting with Michael Waddell, General Manager of Maui Sunseeker Hotel (gay owned property) 551 South Kihei Road, HI 96753 Phone: 808 879-1261 Getting there … 1. Start out going SOUTH on WAILEA ALANUI DR toward HOOLEI CIR. …0.1 mi 2. Make a U-TURN at HOOLEI CIR onto WAILEA ALANUI DR. If you reach KAUKAHI ST youve gone about 0.5 miles too far … 0.4 mi 3. Turn RIGHT onto WAILEA IKE DR. If you reach WAILEA ELUA VLG youve gone about 0.2 miles too far … 0.6 mi 4. WAILEA IKE DR becomes HI-31 N/PI‘ILANI HWY. … 4.6 mi 5. Turn LEFT onto PIIKEA AVE. PI‘IKEA AVE is 0.2 miles past E LIPOA ST ...0.6 mi 6. Turn RIGHT onto S KIHEI RD. … 1.3 mi 7. 551 S KIHEI RD is on the RIGHT. Balance of afternoon at leisure6 pm HOSTED DINNER AT MONKEYPOD KITCHEN BY MERRIRMAN with Kathleen Costello, Director of Marketing Communications of the Wailea Resort Assn. Her cell: 808-280-2849 Getting there … The restaurant is located in the Wailea Gateway Center. Drive up Wailea Ike and turn left into Wailea Gateway Center (just before you turn to enter Pi‘ilani Highway ). Kathleen will meet you there for a cocktail, then you can enjoy dinner together.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 15 of 20 As of 6/15/2011THURSDAY, JUNE 238:30 am HOSTED BREAKAST AT MALA RESTAURANT (located at the Wailea Beach Marriott Hotel) with Donna Wheeler, Destination Resorts Hawai‘i Getting there …11:30 am CHECKOUT of the Wailea Beach Villas12:15 pm Return Rental Car12:45 pm Check-in for Mesa Airlines flight 2135, departing at 2:17 pm2:41 pm Arrival in Moloka‘i
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 16 of 20 As of 6/15/2011 The following itinerary was prepared by the Moloka‘i Visitors AssociationContact: Moloka‘i Visitors Association Julie-Ann Bicoy, Director 2 Kamoi St., Suite 200 Kaunakakai, HI 96748Phone: 808-553-3876, ext. 23Fax: 808-553-5288Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThursday, June 23, 20112:40 p.m. Arrive Ho‘olehua Airport, Moloka‘i Alamo Car Rental – Hosted by MVA confirmation # 759462686 Explore western half of Moloka‘i, Kumu Farms, Purdy’s Macnut farm, Big Wind Kite Factory, West End beaches,3 pm CHECK IN TO AQUA HOTEL MOLOKA‘I Kamehameha V Highway Kaunakakai, Hawai‘i 96748 Phone: 808-553.5347 2 night complimentary 1 night at a media rate to be paid direct Aqua Hotel Moloka‘i features open-air, oceanfront bungalows located on Kamiloloa Beach, adjacent to Hawai‘i’only barrier reef, and offers the ideal setting for an authentic Hawaiian island experience. Styled after a Polynesian village from a time when outrigger canoes were the only transportation, Aqua Hotel Moloka‘i is your secret hideaway from the frantic pace of modern life. Enjoy nightly entertainment while dining poolside at our popular oceanfront restaurant or get a relaxing massage at our on-site spa facilities. Contact: Sandi Yara Phone: 808-221-2759
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 17 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Friday, June 24, 20117:00 a.m. Hosted breakfast at leisure8:00 a.m. Depart Hotel Moloka‘i to Hālawa It is believed ancient Polynesians settled in lush Hālawa Valley as early as 650 AD. With many hidden heiau (places of worship) its easy to see why this area, half a mile wide and three to four miles deep, and blessed with beautiful vistas and towering waterfalls, is one of the islands most historic areas. Bring bathing suite, towel, mosquito repellent, lunch & water Julie will meet you and go to Hālawa8:45 a.m. Meet guide at Hālawa Pavilion9:00 a.m. - Hike Orientation, Hike to Mo‘oula Falls (impressive, double-tiered 250-foot falls) Hike ends at about 12:30 pm2:00 p.m. Ali‘i Fishpond (tentative)4:00 p. m. Nā Kūpuna – Hotel Moloka‘i, Hula Shore Every Friday afternoon at Hotel Moloka‘i’s seaside lanai, a group of ukulele-playing tutu or kūpuna (esteemed elders) from the island come together to play and sing in a local style kanikapila (a party with music and food). With delicious seafood, teriyaki steak, the best coconut shrimp in all Hawai‘i and drinks from the hotel restaurant, it’s always a full house. And the kūpuna are always happy to tell a visitor why they love sharing their music and culture.
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 18 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Saturday, June 25, 20117:30 a.m. Depart Hotel Moloka‘i for the Mule ride8:00 a.m. Check in at Kalaupapa Rare Adventure “Kalaupapa Rare Adventure” takes visitors to the remote settlement with the help of nine sure-footed mules. You will be riding down 1,700 feet of the most spectacular as well as the highest sea cliffs in the world (recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records). Located on the central northern coast of the island of Moloka‘i, some of the more remote areas of this park include rare native habitat for several endangered endemic Hawaiian plants and animals. The boundless beauty you will experience as you traverse down the 2.9 mile trail, with 26 switchbacks, leaves most folks absolutely speechless.8:30 a.m. Mule Ride begins2:30 p.m. Ends Balance of afternoon and evening at leisure
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 19 of 20 As of 6/15/2011Sunday, June 26, 2011 Day to explore Moloka‘i Alternative suggestion of places to see and things to do … Drive North – Ironwoods 9-hole golf, Moloka‘i Museum, Moloka‘i Mule Ride, Kalaupapa Lookout. Lunch at Kualapuu Cookhouse, Purdy’s Macadamia Nut Farm, Ho‘olehua Post Office (Post-A-Nut) Drive west – Kumu Farms, Maunaloa Town – Big Wind Kite Factory, meet with owner Jonathan & Daphne Socer. Beaches – Papohaku Beach, Kapukahehu (Dixie Maru) Shopping … Kamakana Country Store Opens in Kaunakakai on Moloka‘i Featuring local island produce, kitchen novelties and imported chocolates and teas, the Kamakana Country Store opened its doors in November 2010. The store offers various workshops including how to make Hawaiian salts, Hawaiian kapa, shell lei, bamboo wind chimes and more. You can also tour a tropical nursery featuring thyme, eggplant, green beans and various lettuces. For more information, call 808-553-5725 or visit www.MolokaiCountryStore.com. Blue Monkey Opens in Kualapu‘u on Moloka‘i Blue Monkey opened in January 2011 in the small town of Kualapu‘u at the Coffees of Hawai‘i Coffee Farm. The shop features locally made ukulele, imported guitars, ukulele and guitar strings and music books. They also sell locally made jewelry, woodcarvings and paintings, notecards, pottery and kites from Big wind Kite Factory. For more information, call 808-567-6776. Places to eat: Kualapu‘u – Kualapu‘u Cookhouse, Coffees of Hawai‘i Kaunakakai – Moloka‘i Pizza Café, Moloka‘I Burger, Mrs. K’s, Hayaku Gas & Go, Big Daddy’s, Paddler’s, Oviedo’s, Sundown Deli, Moloka‘I Drive Inn, Subway, Rawlins Chevron, Maka’s Corner, Kanemitsu Bakery, Moloka‘i Burger East – Manae Goods and Grindz (just before the 16 mile marker) Note: All meals and incidentals are “on own” unless otherwise stated” Any upgrades or changes to itinerary causing additional charges are “on own
Corey Scholibo Maui … My Way! Press Trip, June 16 – 21, 2011 Page 20 of 20 As of 6/15/2011MOYNDA, June 27 CHECK OUT OF AQUA HOTEL MOLOKA‘I Return rental car8:45 am Suggested check in for Island Air #303, departing at 101511:15 am Arrival in Honolulu … you will probably need to take the Wiki Wiki shuttle to the main terminal for your United flight1 pm Suggested check in for UA 866, departing at 3 pm11:29 pm Arrival in Los Angeles “Ā hui hou” (Until we meet again)