Pearl Harbor

Honestly, we were not that interested in Oahu. But since we had to fly through there on the way home, we arranged it so we could spend a day there. We enjoyed it more than we thought we would. 

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