“Head”ed out for another great day in Maui

Every time I look at a map of Maui, it looks like a turtle to me. So, if you want to get into a honu’s head, there is a trip around the north shore that won’t disappoint! Our first stop was a lookout over the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Here there are …

Beyond Hana to the end of the rainbow

After a quite eventful lunch break, we continued our adventure with our first afternoon stop at Wai’anapanapa State Park just outside of Hana. The waves were rough as they crashed into the lava rocks and washed across the black sand beach. There is a small lava tube and an uphill hike to explore. The view …

Dreams of travel in the time of the pandemic…

These are strange times. I’m interrupting my series of stories from my beloved Maui to write about our current reality. I’ll try not to use words like “unprecedented,” “pandemic,” or “COVID-19,” but it’s almost impossible while writing about the today’s state of affairs. As you read this, most states have some form of “stay-at-home” order, …

Halfway to Hana

The Road to Hana is definitely a not-to-be-missed attraction in Maui and may be its most famous. Many a tourist shirt says, “I survived the Road to Hana!” Survived? Really? Really. This blog post is only going to get us halfway, because there is so much to see on the road. In fact, I would …

A Whale of a Tale

Greetings from a beautiful humpback whale off of the shores of Maui! Our whale watch excursion was amazing as we journeyed into the protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on a 15-passenger raft, where hundreds of migrating Alaskan humpback whales are making their home and propagating their species in these …

With Aloha, Honu

I spent the afternoon with the most amazing creatures at Hookipa Beach in Paia, Maui. The multitude of sea turtles was incredible as they rode in on the waves and made their way to the sandy shore to bask in the afternoon sun. After taking many photos, (with a long lens and maintaining all legal …

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