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Episode 20: Happy Valentine's Day from Maui

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 020: Happy Valentine’s Day from Maui SHOW NOTES Aloha and thanks for joining us on our lanai in Kihei, Maui. The last 2 weeks have been pretty packed getting Ultimate Air Maui trampoline park ready to open. At the time of this recording, it’s Valentines Day. We’ll be spending a romantic evening at the trampoline park hosting a birthday party. So we decided to take a few minutes to catch our breath & catch up on what’s been happening. We are big advocates...


Episode 19: North Kihei Beaches of Maui

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 019: Noth Kihei Beaches SHOW NOTES Maui is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. There are all kinds of activities available on a world-class level: snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, wind surfing, kite surfing, and fishing just to name a few. The beaches here are a huge draw for tourists, and you’ll find some of the popular spots packed out with local families and campers on the weekends. For us, a beach time...


Episode 18: Preparing for the FAA Knowledge Test for Private Pilots

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 018: Preparing for the FAA Knowledge Test for Private Pilots SHOW NOTES FAA Knowledge Tests, or commonly known as “written tests,” are a way of life for pilots with each certificate sought. Preparing for the knowledge test was a huge part of our training as private pilots. In reality, ground school and studying for the knowledge test and the oral portion of the practical test comprises more than half of your flight training as a private pilot. With the...


Episode 17: Unique Maui Activities with the Kids

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 017: Unique Maui Activities with the Kids SHOW NOTES If you’ve had the opportunity to visit Maui, you know first hand there are many different activities to keep you busy during your vacation. With all the picture-perfect beaches, you could spend the day at a different beach every day and still not see them all. On top of beach days, there are countless opportunities to sight-see, go hiking, take scenic drives, visit farmers markets, and indulge in local...


Episode 16: Ballistic Missile Threat in Hawaii: Our 37 Anxious Minutes

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 016: Ballistic Missile Threat in Hawaii: Our 37 Anxious Minutes SHOW NOTES Saturday, January 13 is a day that we’ll always remember. If you missed the news, this weekend there was a message sent to every cell phone in Hawaii alerting the public of a ballistic missile headed to Hawaii and to seek immediate shelter. We had another podcast episode recorded that we had planned to post today, but we’ve received a lot of messages and texts asking us, “What was...


Episode 15: Family Christmas in Maui

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 015: Family Christmas in Maui SHOW NOTES There are two types of families when it comes to Christmas. The first type will hold true to their family traditions and schedule no matter what. Being “at home” for Christmas is non-negotiable. The other type of family, while still appreciating Christmas traditions, is open to doing something new & different for a change. That family may even be daring enough to go on vacation for Christmas. We’ve always been the...


Episode 14: Honeymoon in Maui

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 14: Honeymoon in Maui SHOW NOTES Maui is the ultimate honeymoon destination. It is a tropical paradise full of picture-perfect beaches, luxurious resorts, scenic drives, rainforests, mountains, quaint little towns, and residents who share aloha. Maui is full of every romantic experience you can think of. It’s no wonder that the Valley Isle is near the top of every honeymoon destination list. We have the awesome privilege today to have two special...


Episode NYE2017: Hawaii Trip Giveaway

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode NYE: 2018 Hawaii Trip Giveaway SHOW NOTES Why are we giving away a Free trip to Maui in 2018? You really want to know the real reason? Because we want to. Because we want 2 lucky people to get to experience Maui and see for themselves how special this Hawaiian island is. Here are a few of the details for the 2018 Hawaii Trip Giveaway: So, you are wondering, how can a person win? It’s SIMPLE. Resources What’s Next? COMMENT on...


Episode 13: Moving your Dog to Hawaii

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 013: Moving your Dog to Hawaii SHOW NOTES Luke, our 3 year old golden retriever, loves his beach time. Every time we take him to the beach to swim or fetch coconuts, there is always someone or a family who wants to pet him & play with him. About once a week, we get asked the question that is probably asked more than anything else: “How did you get him all the way to Hawaii? I heard it’s a nightmare!” We assure you, it’s not as bad as it seems, if you...


Episode 12: Conversation with Jared Caubble

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 012: Conversation with Jared Caubble SHOW NOTES You’ve heard us describe what life has been like the last 7 months, not only as new empty-nesters, but also moving and living 4,000 miles away from your children. Today we are excited to have special guest, Jared Caubble, with us. Jared is on island this week, and we wanted him to share about these life-changes and transitions from his perspective. Jared is 18 years old and just finished his first term as a...


Episode 11: What Podcasts are We Listening to?

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 011: Our Favorite Podcasts SHOW NOTES Podcasting has been around since 2004, but it had some pretty obscure beginnings. It has really taken off in the last 5 years and today it’s a well-recognized medium for broadcasting. Listeners can find topics they’re interested in, choose their favorite shows, and listen at their convenience on a phone, tablet or computer. Since we launched our own podcast a few months ago, we’ve had several people ask us what our...


Episode 10: Road to Hana Travel Tips

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 010: Road to Hana Travel Tips SHOW NOTES Aloha & thanks again for joining us for Episode 10 of the podcast! On our last episode you heard the story about how we got involved with the Road to Hana on Maui & some of the background behind the development of the Road to Hana guide. So now you’re hooked… and ready to see firsthand what the Road to Hana is all about, but you’re not sure where to start. Well, we’re here to help! Today we have Leslie’s brother...


Episode 9: Our Road to Hana Story

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 009: Our Road to Hana Story SHOW NOTES Aloha & thanks for joining us again in Maui! An observation that’s been made to us many times over the last 2 years is “You sure like going to Maui a lot, don’t you?” When we answer, “Not only do we love it, but we actually have a business there – so it’s work, not just a tropical vacation.” People are really confused, surprised, and ask “How in the world??” And just like our flight school back in Arkansas, to be...


Episode 8: First Solo Flight

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 008: First Solo Flight SHOW NOTES First solo flight as a pilot. It’s a day that each pilot remembers for the rest of their lives and an event that deserves special attention. It’s the combination of the highest level of anxiety, thrill and accomplishment that really few people get to experience in their lifetimes. Today on Episode 8 we’re going to tell our first solo stories as student pilots and relive some of the memories of that exciting day. We hope...


Episode 7: Food Trucks on Maui

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 007: Food Trucks on Maui SHOW NOTES One of the best ways to eat around Maui is at a local food truck. It seems like every month there’s a new restaurant on wheels popping up somewhere on the island -serving all kinds of flavors: gastro-pub fare, poke, fresh garlic shrimp, tacos, Cuban cortaditos, and even rolled ice cream. Professionally trained chefs have taken to the streets and offer innovative entrees with fresh, locally sourced food. You can...


Episode 6: Planning Your Trip to Maui & Beyond

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 006: Planning Your Trip to Maui & Beyond SHOW NOTES Travel planning is like second nature to us, and we forget that some families don’t have a lot of experience in that department. Travel agents are an awesome resource and can plan a perfect getaway package for you. But what if you want to plan it yourself and don’t know where to start? On Episode 6 we will share some of our tried and true travel planning tips. Get ready to take some notes & let’s plan your...


Episode 5: Moving Overseas with Kids

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 005: Relocating Your Kids Overseas SHOW NOTES Moving can be an exciting transition, but for many families, it’s a time of extreme stress. Add in a move to a foreign country with your kids and basically the clothes on your back… that can test even the strongest of families. On Episode 5 of the Aloha 360 podcast we’re going to share some of our experiences of traveling and moving with our kids overseas. These moves happened in three different life stages...


Episode 4: 3 Easygoing Walks on Maui

Maui is famous for miles and miles of hiking trails. There are so many hikes that take you through mountainous terrain, muddy rainforests leading to waterfalls, and even a strenuous hike into a volcanic crater. The great thing about Maui is there’s something for everyone. You may be a novice hiker, not in the best physical shape, or you may want a leisurely walk with jaw-dropping views, but without the hard work. There are many easy, gorgeous trails on Maui, and we can’t cover them...


Episode 3: Why I learned to Fly

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 003: Why I Learned to Fly SHOW NOTES Did you know? Less than 0.2% of the U.S. population are pilots. And out of that pilot population, only about 6% are female. A pretty small nice in our society. With new regulations after 9/11 the days of hanging around small local airports, kicking the tires, and talking to pilots are diminishing. The rate of newly certificated pilots is not growing in proportion to population growth & demand. So how did not just one...


Episode 2: Maui No Ka Oi

The Aloha 360 Podcast Episode 002: Maui No Ka Oi SHOW NOTES Moving to Maui, the Valley Isle. It’s a paradise for honeymooners, hikers and surfers. How does just a regular couple from small town Arkansas end up not just vacationing, but living in paradise? In Episode 2 we try to answer the questions many of our friends and family have asked. Why Hawai’i? What’s so special about Maui? A nice holiday is one thing, but to pack up and move there is another story. Topic 1: The Aloha...


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