Top 5 Things To Do in Maui
To ring in the New Year, I traveled to the beautiful tropical islands of Maui, Hawaii and explored its’ beauty for over 9 days. This island living reminded me to start the New Year with the biggest goals in mind and to do it in all the right ways. I experienced the historical background of the island, the kind people who live simply and happily and soaked in every ounce of that January sun. I knew Maui was going to be a treat; upon arriving and then driving to our resort to spot over 5 whales casually breaching as we drove along the winding roads, had me in awe. Garrett, my boyfriend, and I kept yelling at each other, “Babe look! There’s another one!” as the bright red rental car would slightly swerve to catch the last splash of the magnificent whale tale. This was only the beginning of wild life showing us how they roll, so if you’re into whale watching, snorkeling with wild and friendly sea turtles, or lots and LOTS of wild chickens. This is your vacation.
The hawaiian islands are what I consider to be one of the most pure forms of nature in the U.S. The locals are aware that the choices we make directly affect their wildlife and land, so they choose to be conscious of how and what they do. They enjoy the vast waterfalls, volcanos and beach living while maintaining them, leaving it as they came. I deeply respected the way they are with their land and how they all do their part, keeping the island as clean as possible. At one point, we stopped off to visit the infamous Twin Falls on the Road to Hana. Garrett noticed a can sitting abandoned and picked it up to throw it away; this was the start of our trip before knowing how the locals feel about littering, and before we knew it, a random stranger came up to him and said “Is that yours?” Garrett reluctantly said “No, I was just going to put it in the trash” The stranger lit up with the biggest smile I’ve seen, stuck out his hang loose sign and said “I appreciate that bro, mahalo.” That moment struck me, and if there is anything you can take away from here, I hope it is to realize that you do make a difference. Do your part to keep this world beautiful for us, nature, wildlife and our kids.
My favorite & best places to visit in Maui, Hawaii: