See Maui

Words by Dalene Heck

Travel is our normal routine, and dare we say, sometimes it can feel a bit tedious.

In the days leading up to our scheduled trip to Maui, we were interested but not overly excited. We were curious but a bit skeptical. When all the travelers before us rave about a specific destination, we get our backs up a bit. It can’t be THAT great. I’m sure we’ll find something not to like about it.

Not to mention that because we have been nomadic for five years and been all over the globe, we’ve become much harder to impress. For us to be wowed, it has to be really amazing.

Well, hats off to Maui, because she blew our socks off as well.

We’ve got plenty to say about how this island charmed us so thoroughly – from welcoming hugs with genuine strangers to endeavoring to see Maui from all angles (underwater and soaring through the skies) – we can now easily see why everyone raves so intensely. We join that group of ravers.

And to start it off, a video teaser of nearly everything we did and saw (our Maui “travel trailer”)…..

If you are having problems viewing this video, please click through to see Maui in all its glory. Make sure to watch it in HD!

How to have all the fun…

Many thanks to the Maui Visitors Bureau for bringing us to the island and arranging most of the activities above. All opinions, as always, are our own.

23 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • June 12 2014

    Would love to visit here someday…I can see why you fell in love!
    Lauren recently posted..Travel Blogger Thursday: Jojo of Vegan in Brighton

    • June 16 2014

      No kidding, we were scouting out rental prices before we left. It’s that amazing. 🙂

  • I cannot wait for your posts!! I loved Maui when I went two years ago!

    Happy travels 🙂
    Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren recently posted..Photo Essay: Small Seaside Towns in South Carolina

  • Welcome to the raving about Maui Club! Hawaii is one of my favourite places in the world, it really is magical. Looking forward to your future Maui posts 🙂

    • June 16 2014

      Glad to be a member! We’ve got lots coming up.

  • June 13 2014

    It looks SO incredible!! I really need to get myself to Maui – I’ve only been on Oahu when it comes to Hawaii!
    Amanda recently posted..The Epic Beauty of the Canadian Rockies

    • June 16 2014

      That was me too Amanda, had been to Oahu many years ago. Enjoyed this trip so much more.

  • Maui looks so beautiful! You are so lucky. 🙂
    Zoe @ Tales from over the Horizon recently posted..What to Pack in Your Travel Backpack?

  • June 13 2014

    Looks so gooood! We haven’t been to Maui but it’s on our list. Inspiring video, now I want to paraglide!

    • June 16 2014

      The paragliding was amazing! We had done it before and that was a terrifying experience, this one was so much better.

  • June 13 2014

    This is a gorgeous island with amazing beaches, it’s been awhile since I’ve visited and I live on a neighbor island.

    • June 16 2014

      I want to return and explore every island Noel! You are fortunate to live in paradise. 🙂

  • kelii
    June 13 2014

    Love it. A LOT. Mahalo ā nui! : )

    • June 16 2014

      So glad you liked it Kelii!

  • Jackie
    June 14 2014

    Told ya it was unfreaking believable :-)) it’s the energy and vibe of the place. It’s suppose to be a spiritual vortex in the universe, so the energy of the place is said to be extremely high. I believe it .

    • June 16 2014

      You did tell us Jackie, and you were right! Didn’t know about the spiritual vortex, but I believe it.

  • June 15 2014

    Paragliding in Maui looks incredible. Looking forward to reading about more of your adventures there.

  • June 16 2014

    Looks like a great trip. Haven’t been to Maui since I was a child, but I have been following you these past two weeks from Honolulu, Hawaii while visiting in-laws! Honolulu is quite a different experience, being a larger city, but there is still plenty to see and do on Oahu. The Hawaiian islands are truly an amazing place to visit!

    • June 16 2014

      I went to Oahu a long time ago with my girlfriend – we were fresh out of University and it was a…ummm…”different” kind of trip for us – ha!

  • June 17 2014

    I have only visited Oahu and that was after spending a couple months in Asia so was a little let down. I have heard that Maui is much nicer and by seeing this I now know why.

    Thanks for sharing

    Shaun
    http://www.thislifeintrips.com

  • Adilah
    June 17 2014

    it looks amazing! Now I wanna go….even though New York is like sooo far away from Hawaii. What camera did you use to do the video? and what software did you use to edit the video?

  • Wow, that video certainly captures the myriad of vistas that Maui boasts! The underwater footage is really incredible!

  • June 30 2014

    Maui is one of my all-time favorite places from the trips I took there during my childhood! I hope to be able to go back soon.
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