Our arrival in Hana two days ago coincided with the setting of the sun. On the windward (eastern) side of Haleakala, the sun sets over the mountain a little past 4:30, and the area is quickly plunged into darkness.
When you talk to people out here about the Road to Hana, they always tell you several things:
I have passed the halfway point in this vacation, so I figured now might be time to take stock in the things I’ve learned so far about Maui (and give advice to anyone who might be reading this in preparation
This blog post is going to be very short, because we didn’t do much at all yesterday.
It is whale-watching season here in Maui: the humpbacks all swim to warmer waters to mate and give birth in January and February, and that makes for some prime opportunities to see these giant sea mammals in action.
I have this thing for turtles. It goes back to an incident that happened several years ago, when I encountered a turtle while snorkeling on Oahu’s North Shore with my mom. It took me by surprise (they’re huge!), and I
We awoke early in the morning, partly because we still hadn’t gotten over our jetlag, but also because we were supposed to pick up my mother from the airport. She lives on Oahu, so it was relatively easy for her
Not much to report for yesterday. I had one goal for the day: to find fresh, tropical fruit to eat. I thought it was a travesty that we had been in Maui for three days and still had not eaten
When Ray and I rented our car, the woman behind the counter asked us where we were staying. I told her we had a vacation rental. “And what town is it in?” I looked down at my iPhone for the
I have been ready to go on vacation. December is always a busy month for singers, but this year was even more busy because 1) I had rehearsals and performances from Thanksgiving through to several days after Epiphany, and 2) I had to write 5 grant applications before leaving!