The Great Maui Whale Festival
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!
To those of you who consider yourselves unique travelers, you who say, “Hawaii is too commercial” or “Hawaii is too tacky”, or “I want to go somewhere really special” to you I want to offer a different point of view, about why Hawaii can and should be high on your list of great places to go:
Hawaii is the only place in the US where you can visit another country (it really is) with no passport, no special restrictions, and enjoy using our own money, language, health care, etc. You get all the benefits of exotic travel without any of the hassles!
Hawaii has an incredible mix of cultures—and all the great ethnic food and exotic cultural events that go with it! Not only real Hawaiian, but all the Polynesian cultures have large populations here, as well as Chinese, Filipino, Micronesian, Fijian and many more. At certain times of year you can visit either a Japanese O-bon dance, a Portuguese barrio fiesta, a cowboy rodeo, a Makahiki (Hawaiian New Year ) ceremony, a Samoan rugby match, and many more.
Some of our great February events are:
The Great Maui Whale Festival 2010 has a variety of events, including a 5k run (see below), a parade, a full day celebration event, a VIP whale watch, and more. Visit their website for more information.
This week’s event: Run for the Whales
Wailea, Maui, February 6, 2010
Everybody from fitness buffs to those who just want to stroll along and chat are welcome on this walk/run for charity. Proceeds benefit marine education programs for Maui schoolchildren. Participants (800+ people are expected to join the fun!) also receive a free t-shirt, brunch, and electronic timer—plus bragging rights!
Or how about something even more timely, like a Valentine’s Day celebration with your loved one? Maui offers special cruises, sunset dinners, sunset dinners while on a cruise—you name it!
What better place to create happy-V-day memories? So many activities, so little time.
Aloha ’til next time,
Michelle from Maui