In this journey video information to Maui, Hawaii, I journey to Maui and begin off by heading to Haleakalā National Park to watch the dawn from the very best volcano in Maui. On this a part of the island, clouds type on the base of the volcano, and because the solar rises, a myriad of colours type and supply an unforgettable visible expertise.
Next I throw on a moist go well with and hit the waves to find out how to surf — my first time ever. Though I’ve ridden the New York City subway after glad hour earlier than, I used to be nonetheless a bit not sure about how my stability can be on a surfboard. Luckily, the surf teacher had a black labrador canine out on her board with us in case something went terribly incorrect.
Finally, I wrap up the day by heading to the seaside with a ukulele to have a jam session with a neighborhood Maui resident and ukulele participant, the place we jam out to some Bob Marley because the solar set over the Pacific Ocean, framed by the close by islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i.
I then journey to Paia, the small, laid-back seaside city on the northern coast of Maui, to monitor down the famed breakfast dish referred to as the Loco Moco (rice, brown gravy and a hamburger patty topped with a fried egg).
Next I head north on the Hana Highway and take a hike into the luxurious forest to take a dip at Twin Falls, a small water gap in the midst of the forest fed by two island waterfalls. If this is not basic Hawaii, then I do not know what’s.
After choosing up my mates on the airport, we leap onto a helicopter(!) to take an aerial tour of Maui and close by Moloka’i. From this vantage level we go to dramatic sea cliffs up shut and discover the inside parts of the islands — locations that few folks ever see.
I began off my third day there by heading again up the facet of Haleakala Volcano, then lunging my physique of the facet of the hillside (okay, I used to be paragliding). As I floated 1000’s of toes above floor, I used to be given a singular viewpoint of the island, and even lived to inform about it (and make this video).
Next I head out onto the open water on a crusing outrigger canoe (a canoe with a lateral assist on its facet in conventional Polynesian vogue), and take to the water to go snorkeling, which included a pair sea turtle sightings.
I then end up the day with fish tacos at Coconut’s (which, to today, are in all probability a number of the finest fish tacos I’ve ever had), and shave ice for dessert, the basic Hawaii dessert consisting of shaved ice inundated with flavored syrups.
I determine to get a bit excessive tradition in and head to Ulupalakua Winery and Ranch, the place I pattern some pineapple wine (what else?), then head throughout the road to the Western-themed nation retailer for elk burgers for lunch.
Then I decide up my mates and head north to Honolua Bay to hike within the close by forest (and possibly get misplaced a bit), then go to a hillside that overlooks Honolua Bay, the place you possibly can park your automobile and watch a number of the finest surfers on this planet who come right here to surf one of many world’s finest browsing spots.
Finally, I journey to the Surfing Goat Dairy Farm, Maui’s premiere (and solely goat farm), the place I’m put to work feeding and milking the goats, and rewarded with an artisanal goat cheese tasting.
Then, with my journey coming to an in depth, I head to the nondescript restaurant Da Kitchen, the most effective locations to check out basic Hawaiian delicacies, together with Kahlua Pork, Teriyaki Chicken and naturally, Spam.
Finally, I wrap up by offering my ideas concerning the island. Be forewarned, sentimentality and reflection ensue.