David Alex is a young man who went missing on Maui in November of 2016. His family is still looking for him and they worry that he may have injured his head in an accident he had just before his disappearance.
David Alex was born in 1996
David was last seen on November 8th, 2016
He is a Caucasian Male
David is 5’8″ tall and weighs approximately 150-160 lbs.
He is of thin build, brown hair and brown eyes
David had a moped (which was damaged in an accident on 11/8/2016) that is black or dark blue with silver trim
David is bi-lingual and speaks English and Polish
Last seen wearing a t-shirt, shorts, hat and backpack (please see photos of him in the video as the image taken of him was on the day of the accident. The image referring to, he is using a hat)
There is a $1500 Reward for information leading to David Alex. If you have any information of his whereabouts or otherwise, please contact the links and phone numbers listed. If you think you may have seen him, take a photo or video (if you can do so safely) and contact the Missing David Alex Facebook Page or call Kimberlyn Scott at: 808-205-7758.
Family Tip Line: 815-814-4215 Maui Police Department: 808-244-6400 or 911 *** Please make a note of the date, time, and location that you may have seen him.
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My family and I just love new adventures and I’m so excited to share our most recent one with all of you. This past weekend, my husband, sons, and sisters joined me on a Zipline Tour with Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala Course. As a part of their Kama’aina special, we were able to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity. Unfortunately, my husband did not take part in the zip lining due to an ankle injury, but he enjoyed watching as we had a lot of fun that day.
There are two locations for the Skyline Eco-Adventures Zipline on Maui, in Ka’anapali and on the slopes of Haleakala. We decided to do the Haleakala Zipline and can’t wait to try out the Ka’anapali one in the future. Skyline is famous for being Hawaii’s #1 Zipline Company and being the 1st Zipline Company in the United States. It was founded in 2002 on my beautiful island of Maui by father and son Buck and Danny Boren. Skyline’s first location, the Haleakala Skyline Tour (which is where we went this past weekend) is located on the Historic Haleakala Ranch in beautiful Upcountry Maui.
The Zipline is located just a few miles before Haleakala National Park entrance and is easy to find with signs along Crater Road to help guide you. Parking is easily available as well. I read that Skyline Haleakala was recently recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of the world’s most amazing zipline courses and I’ll be honest, it is definitely a must-have for anyone to try.
Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala Zipline Course
The Haleakala Zipline includes a fun and a bit scary “Indiana Jones” style swinging bridge and 5 awesome ziplines. My sister Harmony is afraid of heights, but she conquered them all and enjoyed the fact that they started off with a small and short line (like a bunny slope when you go skiing). Each line gets longer and faster until you work up to the long Pendulum line at the end of the course. The course tour will take approximately 1.5 hours to get through with a small hike taking you to each zipline adventure. I think in total we hiked about 1/2 a mile on a trail that took us through eucalyptus trees. Overall the trail was easy to maneuver and a great addition to the tour.
Thank you Jesse & P.J. for being AWESOME GUIDES!
From the beginning at check-in till the time we left the property after our tour, we felt like we were family. Our guides Jesse and P.J. were very fun and kind and made a worried mom feel at ease. It’s not easy dealing with two 9 year olds, who happen to be twins – but the boys left talking about how funny and cool their guides were and how much fun they had. I was assured of their safety and was able to have a great time as well. I love that the tour offered beautiful scenery and an educational experience for everyone.
The zipline course at Haleakala has you soaring over 90-foot drops and canyons with the fragrant scent of eucalyptus trees surrounding you. The pendulum line (the last zip line) reaches speeds of over 45 mph. While going to each zipline, your tour guide will teach you about the various flora, fauna, culture and even birds that you can find on your Eco-Tour.
Safe fun for the whole family
The boys had such a fun experience that they haven’t stopped talking about our adventure since that day (it’s been 5 days since we went). I love that my family members felt safe and enjoyed themselves. Skyline has sophisticated engineers that take good care in building and crafting their equipment and lines. Each guide is trained above and beyond the industry standard of 40 hours and they each go through an 80-hour training process as well as a period of “assistant guiding”. Skyline performs daily check-ups to inspects all ziplines, platforms, trails, and equipment to ensure safety and fun on each course. And, each year an accredited ACCT inspector conducts a comprehensive review of each Skyline course, piece of equipment and all current practices.
Experience a part of Maui you had no idea existed.
Being Hawaii locals, we get the opportunity to try out awesome activities. This one was definitely one of the most memorable. My family and I have been loving the footage we caught and looking back at all the photos. (sorry this post is photo heavy) As I mentioned before, we look forward to trying the Ka’anapali Course. We have to wait a little while since the twins are not quite heavy enough for that course just yet. Everyone in our party was first-time zipliners with exception to my sister Katt and me, but everyone equally enjoyed their time. It’s a perfect way to see a part of Maui most people have no idea existed.
Conservation and Contribution
Skyline Eco-Adventures also works with our local community to preserve and conserve our natural resources in the islands. From their first day in 2002, conservation has been an important part of their mission. Skyline is the first zipline operator in the world to join 1% For The Planet. (1% For The Plant is a group of businesses committed to giving at least 1% of all sales back to environmental preservations.) Skyline also supports various conservation groups throughout the islands. But, they also contribute in many other ways.
Skyline gives back to the Hawaii Communities!
Skyline has planted over 5,000 native trees. They use solar panels on their corporate office to reduce the energy costs. This helps to offset over 2,550 tonnes of CO2 emissions. They recycle thousands of pounds of refuse from guests each year. And, their staff receive paid service days to support environmental causes. Skyline has donated over $1.4 million to non-profit groups. Last year, my son received a sponsorship for his Pop Warner Football Team from Skyline as well. In 2017 they donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to the Maui Food Bank and Kauai Independent Food Bank. Every September they offer their “We Love Kama’aina” Promotion. For this promotion, they collect non-perishable food items for the local food banks. They give back to their local community and offer great service. But they also contribute in more ways than most can imagine.
There is so much more that Skyline does for our community – from Make A Wish to community service. Read all about it here.
Contact Skyline Eco Adventures
If you’re interested in booking Skyline Eco Adventures for your a Zipline tour – check out their website. You can get all the details and pricing there.
Check out our little video vlog (embedded above) and see how much fun we had. Our family definitely and highly suggests Skyline Eco-Adventures Zipline for your next family fun event. Thank you Skyline for making this experience not only a memorable one, but one we can’t stop talking Eco-Adventures. Mahalo from the Kaho’ohanohano ‘Ohana.
As a Hawaii girl, born & raised, I’m always excited to hear about new Hawaii made products. Recently, I was introduced to Kuleana Beauty Skincare, beauty products made right here in the islands and I’m really stoked to share it with all of you.
What is Kuleana Beauty?
Kuleana is a clean, simple skincare system that features moisturizing Hawaiian beauty oils and facial cleansers made with natural ingredients grown and handcrafted right in Hawaii by pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel. (Pacific Biodiesel is also the company behind the Maui Sunflower Farm that you see in my picture below)
Kuleana beauty products are manufactured by Maiden Hawaii Naturals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies. Founded in 1995 on Maui, Pacific Biodiesel is Hawaii’s only commercial producer of liquid bio fuels. It demonstrates a sustainable, community-based, zero-waste “agriculture and renewable energy” model that is helping Hawaii fight climate change and achieve a clean energy future.
I had the opportunity to try two products from the Kuleana Beauty line Soothe and I’m going to share my thoughts on each product for all of you.
Soothe Beauty Cleanser
The cleanser is gentle on the skin and made with macadamia nut oil, Hawaiian sea salt and Hawaiian rainwater that is collected and purified from the rainy Hilo area of Hawaii island. The cleanser rinses very easily from the skin without tugging or rubbing but leaves my skin feeling clean and renewed. If you’re looking for a cleanser that has a lot of lather, this one may not be it… but it doesn’t leave me feeling dirty after a cleansing. My skin feels clean (without the dryness), fresh and I love that the cleanser is lightweight but still offers so much moisture for my dry skin.
Ingredients: Aqua (filtered rainwater) Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide*, Sodium Chloride (Hawaiian Sea Salt). * used only to saponify oils into soap. None remains in final product.
Soothe Beauty Oil
Made with pure Hawaiian macadamia nut oil, which is a light oil that absorbs rapidly to nourish the skin. This oil is perfect to moisturize all skin types. The Beauty Oil is also a favorite of mine because I can use it day or night as a light moisturizer or to really hydrate my skin if needed. It hasn’t clogged my pores or caused my sensitive skin any issues.
Ingredients: Macadamia nut oil
I’ve been using each of these products quite religiously as a part of my daily skincare routine over the last 2 months or so. My skin looks radiant after using both of these products and I love how soft and smooth my face feels each day. Whether I use both products together or separately, I know that my skin will look radiant and glowing but also plump and youthful. I’m definitely a fan of these products and I just love how my skin drinks each of them up and looks and feels so hydrated.
3 Skincare lines to choose from:
Kuleana offers three distinct skincare products:
Soothe – made with Hawaiian pure macadamia nut oil, is rich in antioxidants and possessing anti-inflammatory properties. It is excellent for all skin types.
Nourish – ideal for moisturizing, is made with macadamia oil, kukui nut oil and coconut oil.
Rejuve – meant for maturing skin, is made with macadamia oil, avocado oil and green coffee oil.
All Kuleana products are GMO-free, contain no synthetic fragrances or colors, vegan, cruelty-free and biodegradable. Kuleana Beauty is now being carried at the spas of luxury hotels in Hawaii such as Andaz Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay, Grand Wailea and Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona (Big Island).
Coming soon to Kuleana
Coming soon, Kuleana will also be releasing a reef-safe sunscreen, that includes their natural plant-based oils and is free of oxybenzon and octinoxate, both of which are soon-to-be-banned in Hawaii as of Jan. 1, 2021 (common sunscreen ingredients that are now known to cause damage to our reefs.) You can pre-order your sunscreen now as shipments will begin in September 2018.
I’m proud to say that Kuleana Products are a part of Hawaii and as a Hawaiian Native, I love the mission behind the brand. It’s import to remember that our Earth is simply on loan and we need to take care of it while it’s in our possession.
In Hawaiian, “kuleana” means a personal sense of responsibility.
Pono – To Make Right!
If you’ve been reading my posts here on Honeygirl’s World for a while, you may know that I review and test out many skin care products. But, Kuleana has a special place in my heart. The “Kuleana” or responsibility of our Hawaiian people is to perpetuate our Hawaiian culture, language and land. Kuleana Beauty takes that value and uses it to inspire their company to not only practice sustainability and support local farming but also to help create a cleaner, kinder and healthier world for all of us. In Hawaiian, we would call that “Pono”, which is defined as: righteousness or to make right.
Please be sure to head on over to the Kuleana website to get the full mission and background on how this company came about. I’m sure you will enjoy their story and love what they stand for as much as I do.
Mahalo (thank you) Kuleana Beauty for giving me the opportunity to try your products. You have a life long customer and fan and I look forward to trying all of the other skincare products you offer as well as sharing your brand and products with everyone I know.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. This is not a paid or sponsored post, however, affiliate links may be posted throughout. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.
Maui is my home and definitely my sanctuary – a place I love and will always love. Many of you may be noticing a change in the content here at Honeygirl’s World moving forward and I’m excited about it. You see, as a born and raised Maui girl (or kama’aina as they call it here in Hawai’i), I wanted to be able to share a little about Hawaii and my island home with my readers. Here’s the thing, there are a ton of blogs out there about Maui and Hawaii for that matter, but how many of them are truly from the perspective of a native born? I love writing about my favorite products and sharing my thoughts on the latest and newest beauty trends, but I feel like I really want to be able to share more of my life, with all of you.
So, I bring to you new content that is coming from the heart. If you’re looking for reviews on different types of tourist attractions, activities, and eateries, consider me your own personal concierge. I want to be able to share more of the things I love with all of you, the readers that helped to make Honeygirl’s World what it is today. You can expect to still find a plethora of product features and reviews because let’s face it – beauty is my passion and so is my family. So, don’t think that those videos, reviews, and posts will end. I just want you to know that I’m going to be mixing it up a lot here. You’ll still see the same type of content with a little blend of the island living I love.
Remember what I said earlier, about the point of view on Maui living (or Hawaii living for that matter) is usually not coming from a Hawaii native? Well, I meant it. I really want to share my thoughts with all of you as I have for 10 or more years. I love experiencing all that Maui and Hawaii have to offer and I can’t wait to embark on this journey and share with all of you. Reviewing Eateries that I enjoy here has been one of my favorite things to do on the blog over the years, so I’m excited to share so much more with all of you too.
Like I said before, this doesn’t mean the content you enjoy and love will no longer be here. You can still search and find your favorite posts and you’ll continue to see new ones… I’m just adding to my flair.
Wishing you all a warm summer and lots of paradise loving,