Our 'Hot Couple' Summer Vacation in Hawaii -- Part I : Maui
This trip has been something I’ve been wanting to do since high school. It was the Aloha vibes, the beautiful waters, people, and the fantasy of the islands that I’ve been imagining for all of these years. The time had finally presented itself, and I was going to the special place of my teenage dreams— Hawaii!
Specifically the islands of Maui and Oahu. Each island has its own unique charm and personality. First we will explore the island of Maui. I admit, it was my favorite! It was beautiful and still had an authentic feel for me even with being a major spot for tourist. The waters were clean and beautiful, there were lots of art galleries, shops, and of course pineapples!
Check out all the fun we had, our explorations, and how we made our mark in one of the most historic landmarks in Maui! Join us as we celebrate 6 years of marriage and our epic ‘Hot Couple’ Summer of 2019.
Fun times in Maui on the Beach!!
Ya’ll know I had to do a jump for ya! It’s been a while, but I think I still got it! Even was able to get my hubby to do one too! Jumping in the Aloha State!
Baby’s First Float!
Some of you know that I was in the process of learning how to swim, (I had to pause my lessons due to my travels), but I had a major accomplishment on this trip! I actually floated for the first time by myself in Maui!! Usually someone is nearby with their hand on my back, but not this time. All on my own! Check me out below, but don’t laugh… I only had a few quick lessons so baby steps!! :-)
Hawaiian History and Culture
I usually try to incorporate some history and culture into our travels. Below are two well known landmarks that helped shape some of Hawaii’s history. We were able to see what life was like back then and the impacts each have made to progress Hawaii to modern day.
Baldwin Home Museum
The Baldwin Home Museum was built in 1834 and is the oldest house still standing on the island of Maui. Maintained by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, it became the legacy of medical missionary, Dr. Dwight Baldwin.
Wo Hing Chinese Museum and Cookhouse
The earliest Chinese to arrive in Maui helped build the tunnels and irrigation systems through the mountains- as seen on the Road to Hana. During the years of 1852-1898 many thousands of Chinese came to work on sugar plantations and sugar mills. They maintained their social and political ties with their ancestral home and formed the Wo Hing Society.
Exploring Front Street and Downtown Maui
This is where its at! All the shops, galleries, food, nightlife, and more…
The Road to Hana Tour
Curving roads, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and beautiful views! Everyone told me this is a must do for my trip, and I must agree! It’s not for the queezy, as it can be a wild ride-but you know I’m an adventurer at heart so I loved every minute of it.
The Banyon Tree
Standing at over 60ft high, this Banyon tree is a sight to see! Planted in 1873, it is the largest in the United States. My hubby and I made our mark here to celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary. Our initials and love are now a permanent part of this historic tree for many more years to come! DW <3 TW 2019
I hope you enjoyed the island of Maui with us! Aloha for now…
Part II : The Island of Oahu coming soon…
WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST ABOUT THE ISLAND OF MAUI?
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