If there is one thing to understand about Maui it is this: She just loves to surprise her visitors. Yes, there is plenty of eye candy here—the beaches, the Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, the old historic towns—but inevitably, the force of nature that is Maui will lead people toward new experiences—such as the Lumeria Maui.
Even if whale-watching tours, traffic on the road to Hana, and luaus at big chain hotels are not your style, Maui still has a lot to offer. If you embrace the authentic “aloha” spirit, Maui can be a land of bucolic hills, soulful experiences, undiscovered beaches, charming upcountry towns, and unassuming but delicious meals. Here’s […]
On my seventh trip to Maui, I flew there on less than 24 hours notice. The mission: visit Maui in three days, with three types of accommodations, in three different towns. The methodology: choose one bed and breakfast, one large beach resort, and one vacation rental. All accommodations had to be affordable, centrally located, clean, […]
Seattleites survive winter with frequent trips to Hawaii. This message had been drilled into me since moving to the Pacific Northwest. Five winters later, I had endured enough and booked my plane ticket. I chose Maui for its beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery. I chose the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for its luxurious accommodations and […]
Heavenly Adventure Gundy looks like a musician from my favorite bad boy band ZZ Top, with a long curly beard, wild wavy blonde hair, and a charming Julia Roberts-style smile. “Welcome to Maui, Sharon,” he grins. “Ready for the best zip-line ride of your life?”
Every year before going on vacation, I dream of white sandy beaches, watery cocktails, and cheap whodunits in paperbacks. Spending all day lounging in the sun doing nothing seems so heavenly. Then, while on the beach of my dreams, I inevitably catch myself planning to drive to a couple more places “since we’re already here.”
Aloha to all you savvy travelers out there! It may be winter in most of the US, but from where I’m sitting, it’s 70 degrees and balmy, I can hear the birds singing, and the waterfall splashing….sounds terrible, right? Don’t hate me—just come check it out for yourself!