July-August 2016

July-August 2016 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Hawaiian Goddess Pele

Fire Goddess

How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
chili pepper water

Savoring the Burn

Locals splash chili pepper water on just about anything, but the origin of this ubiquitous Hawai‘i condiment remains a mystery.
Tin Roof owners

Chef on a Hot Tin Roof

Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon and wife Janice are the mom-n-pop behind this new, family-style restaurant.
Maui raceway

Hot Wheels

At Maui Raceway Park, life’s a drag — and that’s a good thing.
Maui best beach

Maui’s Best Beaches

Maui’s beaches are certainly perfect for doing “nothing,” and they also give us the world’s most stunning settings for doing something.
maui fire rescue

In Case of Emergency

From dousing flames, to diving underwater, to scaling mountains, rescuers must be prepared for anything—so they train for everything.
world conservation congress

Diversity Is Life

The Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival takes its theme from a Hawaiian proverb, I ulu no ka lālā i ke kumu, “The branches grow because of the trunk,” a reminder that, without our ancestors, we would not exist.
tiny homes Maui

Think Small

Our island paradise is in the midst of an affordable-housing crisis. Could tiny houses be a solution?
mango paloma cocktail

Fire and Ice

Locally grown Hawaiian chili pepper spikes up these icy, spicy drinks.
advertorial

Beat the Heat

Beat the heat with these Maui offerings.
great finds july 2016

Some Like It Hot

Sharing our favorite ways to revel in or beat the heat.
Silversword

Haleakalā Silverswords

Summer is the prime time to observe an only-on-Maui botanical phenomenon: the blooming of the Haleakalā silverswords.
Rory Souza

Beware of Bulls

This protection bullfighter isn’t focused on the dangers to himself; he’s more concerned about riders’ safety.

Old Flame

Our theme this issue is “hot stuff” — and what could be hotter than a sexy, champagne-gold Jag . . . in flames?

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