Tag: Maui

Travel planning tips

2 Traveling has always been a favorite activity. When I was younger, I loved our family getaways (and still do!) and now as an adult, ‘travel’ is a definite budget line item goal so I can afford to plan my own trips and choose new destinations. I love exploring new locations, learning new cultures (even

Exploring central Maui’s state park (part 3)

We woke one day during our Maui vacation with no set plans except to relax so after breakfast on our lanai overlooking the ocean, we decided to head to Iao Valley State Monument near Wailuku in central Maui. I had read about this park in some of the travel guides, learning you could easily explore

Sunrise on top of Haleakala National Park (part 2)

Who sets an alarm clock on vacation?? That was my thought when I set my alarm for 2:30am (why go to bed right?) on the second day of vacation. But we were assured it would be worth it to see the sun rise on top of a mountain. And once again, Maui did not disappoint.

Our tropical island getaway to Maui, part 1

A trip to Hawaii happened one random night while I were channel surfing and came upon HGTV’s Hawaii Life show and the season finale of Duck Dynasty where the family vacations on the Big Island. I did some research on the various Hawaiian islands and asked friends for recommendations on where they had visited. We