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Relaxing on the Beach in Maui

I’ve had island fever in a bad way lately, dreaming of traveling back to Hawaii. It’s really too bad I may not be able to pull off a return trip this year. I’m hoping for next year, because I need to get back in a bad, bad way. Until then, I’ll continue dreaming with the […]

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An Hawaiian Room With A View

Looking for a room with a view? Then head to Travaasa Hana on Maui.

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The Ghosts of Christmas 2012

‘Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not one except a big ol’ blogger looking back on his year of travel. I feel blessed after such a wonderful year. From a road trip to Arizona, my first adventure of the year, to trips back home to the Midwest, and many points […]

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Driving to the Crater in Haleakala National Park

I was told going to the summit in Haleakala National Park was one of the best things to do on Maui. I didn’t necessarily believe it, though, since I wasn’t going on a Haleakala sunrise tour. That, I had read, was one of the best activities on all of the Hawaiian Islands. No, I balked […]

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Above the Clouds in Haleakala National Park

Above the white, puffy clouds on the volcano crater’s rim in Haleakala National Park on Maui.

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Driving the Road After Hana

Driving the Road to Hana is easy. It’s the road after Hana, the Piilani Highway, that you need to be warned about. And apparently most GPS devices do just that, telling you to turn around before you violate your contract with the rental company. That is precisely why I refused the stupid little device when […]

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Learning a Larger Life Lesson Through Throw Net Fishing on Maui

Throw net fishing seemed easy enough. You just take a big net with weights on the bottom, toss it out into the water, and walk away with dinner, right? Not so much. And it was a hard and messy lesson to learn in Maui’s Hana Bay during my stay at Travaasa Hana, but the one […]

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A Stay at the Travaasa Hana Hotel on Maui

Maui hotels and resorts are plentiful, but few anywhere on the Hawaiian Islands can stand up to what Travaasa Hana has to offer. I learned that fact when I enjoyed their hospitality on my recent visit to the island. My stay at Travaasa Hana was one of the best – if not the best – […]

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