How is that we’re already back? Weren’t we just at the top of a crater minutes ago?
Or exploring caves?
Paddle-boarding in an ocean teeming with whales.
And driving gorgeous but treacherous roads along an incredible coastline. We even got chased by a cow.
(All the while chugging Dayquil on the beach and trying to figure out how on earth two college-educated people can manage to double book a hotel night. But these things just make for good travel karma right? Things can’t be too perfect.)
Thankfully we managed to fair quite better this trip than our first trip to Maui with 9 months twins where we barely made it past the beach in front of our hotel. This time we managed to drive the road to Hana, whale-watched, took a snorkeling tour, made it to Haleakala National Park and found a lot of time to relax on the beach. In the next few weeks I’ll be updating the links and filling you in on all the details but if you’re headed to Maui now and want to know more here are some of the blogs I found totally useful in my research:
The World is A Book: Mary is an amazing traveler and she has great descriptions of many places in Maui that she visited with her family.
The Ohana Mama: The Secret Stop for Kids on the Road to Maui:
I swear this post convinced us that we would do okay on the Road to Hana and it made me by the R2H cd.
The Pride of Maui: Ten Best things to do in Maui with kids:
This is where I found out about the Sugar Cane Train. My kids loved it. I will tell you more later.
But for now we’re dealing with sleep-deprived jet-lagged kids and a whole big pile of laundry. Oh and a zillion warm and lovely memories and pictures to get me through the last of this chilly winter. And isn’t that why we all travel?