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Photo Friday: Aloha Maui, Aloha Kauai

Or... Goodbye Maui, Hello Kauai

sunny 80 °F

After our families departed for the mainland, Dan and I spent our final day in Maui visiting a random assortment of beach and sights.

We started our morning with a walk along Kaanapali Beach where we greeted by this fellow…

We breathed in the beautiful scent of the Hibiscus one last time (well before we would be in Kauai that night!)

And did a few self portraits...

We still wanted to drive the Road to Hana, but our time was limited. We decided to drive as far as we could go before turning around to go to the airport. We didn’t make it very far and ten minutes in and I was already sick to my stomach. The Road to Hana is far from a straightaway but rather it is a collection of curves and twists, dips and hills, taking you further into isolation. We eventually made it about half way to Hana before we had to return. It truly was beautiful and we stopped several times to explore the trails leading off the road.


On our drive back we visited Ho’okipa Beach Park, often regarded as the best windsurfing beach in the United States.

Finally back to the airport, we checked in for our quick flight to Kauai on a tiny prop plane. Now as I have already revealed my fear of flying, I won’t go into detail about this flight. But I kid you not, I thought for sure if someone sneezed or even coughed, that plane was going to go down.


We arrived in Kauai and it was as though someone had teleported us from Maui to New Zealand. The lush green and jagged mountains surrounded us on all sides. Houses were far and wide and chickens gathered in the roads causing traffic jams. Kauai felt untouched, rugged, and truly Hawaiian.

With four days to explore Kauai, we wasted not a moment. In the week to come, get ready for hiking, canyon crossing, and waterfall searching. Stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy this clip of Dan making a fool of himself . All I wanted was some Island music, but you'll see what I got instead!

Posted by Jennylynn 06:02 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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We're going to Kauai in December. Can't wait. Looks like you both had a great time in Maui. Looking forward to your Kauai report!

by Glennia

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