I’m really excited to interview Kim Julen of Finding Your Fiji about Maui, Hawaii. Kim’s tips for the best things to do in Maui are awesome because they come from someone who really knows and understands all the things Maui has to offer.

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Best Things to Do in Maui Hawaii - Kim Julen - Red Sand Beach
Red Sand Beach

Maui, Hawaii

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.

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Road to Hana beach

Best Things to Do in Maui

  • Maui Visitors Bureau
  • Pacific Whale Foundation – For Whale Watching tours I recommend Pacific Whale Foundation, not only because they have very knowledgeable guides (certified Marine Naturalists) and underwater hydrophones (so you can hear the whales singing) but because all profits from their cruises, as well as our Ocean Store retail operations, support Pacific Whale Foundation’s research, education, and conservation programs.
  • Road To Hana (reviews) – Road to Hana – if you stay over 2 nights you’ll save $$.



Best Things to Do in Maui Hawaii - Kim Julen - Sunset at Keawakapu
Sunset at Keawakapu

Best places to stay in Maui

Here are the best places to stay in Maui.

AirBnB is also a great option. Use our referral link to get $40 off your first AirBnB stay.

For other hotel options and prices for the best places to stay in Santa Claus, use Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, or TripAdvisor.

Best Things to Do in Maui Hawaii - Kim Julen - Olivine Pools
Olivine Pools

Getting around Maui

The local airport is Kahului Airport (OGG), which is about 20 minutes from the center of Maui.

Kim Julen says that you will want a car when you visit. There isn’t public transportation available and many attractions are close, but not necessarily walking distance.

You can use Uber and Lyft and these are excellent ways to get around.

If you need to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

Best Places to Eat in Maui Hawaii - Kim Julen - Cafe de Amis Bacon brie avocado apple & black pepper Savory crepe
Order the bacon brie avocado apple & black pepper savory crepe from Cafe de Amis

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Kim Julen about Maui, Hawaii. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Maui, Hawaii
  • Green dots = best things to do in Maui, Hawaii
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Maui, Hawaii

Who is Kim Julen?

Kim Julen is the founder of Finding Your Fiji. She’s also a thought leader, writer, entrepreneur, speaker, and Feng Shui Intuitive Coach. Kim is passionate about helping you Find Your Fiji and live a more joy-filled, happy, and harmonious life.

In the past, she was a stressed and overworked insurance claims adjuster, a do-it-all mom of two young boys, unhappily married, and overweight. Kim wanted more from life and became captivated with personal development, studying everything from Angels and the Law of Attraction to Energy Medicine and Feng Shui.

Over the past 15 years, she learned to shift her thoughts, follow her intuition, and create an environment in her home and office that supports her well-being. In doing so, Kim transformed her life. She’s been self-employed for the past 12 years doing work that she loves. And she has connected and peaceful relationships with her boys, travels frequently, and most of all is happy!

Best Things to Do in Maui Hawaii - Kim Julen - Polo Beach
Kim at Polo Beach

Here are a couple of articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Kim Julen on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Use our link to join at WeTravelThere.com/zipcar to start out with $25 worth of credits in your bank.

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View of the beach from Mama’s Fish House.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Drew Taddia of True Form Life shares where to find the best beaches in Redondo Beach, California. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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Related episodes

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