Serendipity has always been kind to me, and I believe that cultivating the ability to trust serendipity – to follow its compass — is one of the essential travel arts. A journey I took a few years ago to Easter Island provided the perfect example of the gifts that serendipity can sometimes bestow. That journey […]
Whether you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing, exploring a culture, relaxing at a resort, biking up (or down) a volcano, the scent of exotic flowers, or the taste of tropical fruit, Hawaii is sure to win you over. For a tiny chain of islands in the middle of the vast Pacific, Hawaii certainly holds power.
This Hawaiian vacation combines two islands, Hawaii (“The Big Island”) and Maui. The Big Island is known for its crystal-clear waters and amazing abundance of fish, green sea turtles, manta rays, white-tip reef sharks, dolphins, and whales. The island is a great big mix of beaches, mountains, ranches, and plantations, with the prevailing presence of volcanoes, which make themselves known at every turn – imposing mountains with their black lava deserts, black sand beaches, and coffee plantations that thrive on the rich volcanic soil.
Maui is considered a favorite island by travelers who love the combination of the seaside streets of Lahaina, the beautiful beaches of Kaanapali, Kihei, Wailea, and Makena, the power of the volcano Haleakala, the waterfalls of the Hana Highway, and the fertile slopes of the upcountry – or perhaps all of this put together.
The spirit of Aloha awaits, so pack your bags and fly over the Pacific for the fresh pineapple, sea turtles, sandal and surf culture, and warm, relaxed people who have spent their lives on island time.