Maui Stopover


Maui is a bit manicured for our taste but it’s still a beautiful island with sights that we checked out on our previous visit. We may yet return and hike the volcano! Day 1: Queenstown to Maui We left Queenstown about two hours ago and we’ve been here on Maui since before noon. We lost … Read more

Road to Hana

red flowering tree

The road to Hana really is about the journey, not the destination. Watch out for oblivious tourists in the middle of the road. We made a day of driving the road to Hana around to Oheo Gulch and Kipahulu. We’d planned on hiking to the upper falls but after I fought with the parking lot … Read more

Haleakala Bike Trip

view from slope of Haleakala

Our first daylight glimpse of Hawaii was sunrise at Haleakala. A chilly and moving experience. We got up at 3:00 AM local time for our trip up to Haleakala for the sunrise and a bike trip down the mountain. We thought about doing this later in the trip but a friend who visits Hawaii a … Read more


West Maui mountains

Maui is a beautiful island if a bit manicured and gentrified for our taste. It has some great sights — like the road to Hana — that I wouldn’t want to miss. Day 1: Home to Maui We actually shoveled snow the day we left. It took us four flights, 20 hours, and 12 hours … Read more