Marta Lane, writer and founder
Marta Lane is a freelance writer specializing in Hawaii food and farming. She has contributed to Hana Hou! magazine, AAA Hawaii magazine, Edible Hawaiian Islands magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Hawaiian Airlines website, HILuxury magazine and more. For more than four years, her columns “Tastes of Kauai” and “On the Farm” ran every week in MidWeek Kauai and The Garden Island newspaper. She is an author, founder of Tasting Kauai and writes a Kauai food blog. Click here to read samples of her writing.
Marta is on the organizing committee for the 2016 Kauai Writers Conference and on the board of directors for the Hawaii Agrotourism Assn. as well as the Kapaa Business Assn. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Toastmasters.
Tasting Kauai maintains memberships with the Hawaii Tourism & Convention Bureau, Kauai Made, Kauai Grown, Hawaii Farmers Union United, and the Royal Coconut Coast Assn. We humbly donate a portion of all food tour and restaurant guidebook proceeds to the Hawaii Food Bank – Kauai Branch.
Daniel Lane, photographer
Daniel Lane is a freelance photographer who specializes in portraits and commercial photography. His beautiful and sometimes quirky images are seen every week in MidWeek Kauai’s Poll, Paina Page and Eye on Kauai photo spread. Daniel’s portraits range from singer/songwriters Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles) and Donavon Frankenreiter to families, weddings, couples and authors.
He has contributed to Modern Luxury magazine, bon Appetite magazine, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai Traveler magazine, HiLuxury magazine, Edible Hawaiian Islands magazine and many more.
Commercial clients include Anthology Group, Epic Creative, Koloa Rum Company, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Jim Beam, UPS, HGTV, The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai Beach Resort, The Shops at Kukuiula, Mahalo Care skincare products, Paradise Beauty Salon & Spa, Verde Restaurant, Jo2, Hukilau Lanai, Tiki Iniki, Kauai Coffee Company, Kauai Juice Company and many more. He also contributes “Yum Shots” for the Tasting Kauai website, restaurant guidebook and app.
Daniel is a member of Nikon Professional Services and Toastmasters. He recently attended a 4-day workshop with internationally acclaimed photographer, Joe McNally. His images can be seen at www.PonoPhoto.com.
Daniel and Marta met on the slopes of Copper Mountain, Colorado, in 1995. They have worked together since 1997 and have been married since 1999. The Lanes live in Kapaa, Kauai, with their dog, Spike, a Kauai Humane Society survivor. He’s what’s referred to in Hawaii as a Poi Dog (an unknown blend of breeds). The vet is not sure, but thinks he may be a mix of Airedale and Whippet. We lost, Lucy, our tri-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in 2015. R.I.P. Love Bug, we miss you!