Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Maui'

Haleakala Summit

Dateline: Sunday November 7th We arrived back at the start of the Sliding Sands trail hungry after our morning hike into the crater. The parking lot for Sliding Sands is actually not at the summit. We decided to drive...

North Shore of West Maui

View east from Nakalele Point Dateline: Tuesday November 9th I'm going to catch up with a couple of additional posts covering some of the other areas we visited on Maui. We decided to slow down and hang out for...

Photohunt: Itchy

This week's Photohunt theme is Itchy. I really wasn't going to post anything but changed my mind. I woke up this morning with very itchy ankles. We went to 'Iao Needle before leaving Maui. It is close to the...

Return from Hana - Piilani Highway

We finished up our visit to the Ohelo Gulch and contemplated our return. It was only 1 o'clock so we decided see if we could find Charles Lindbergh's grave. I thought it would be marked but it was not....

Road to Hana

Oh my goodness - what a long day. We drove to Hana today and what an adventure. Most guidebooks and people in the know recommend being on the road by 7am. This allows you to beat the rush of...

Waikomoi Preserve

One other option for seeing Haleakala is to take one of the guided hikes provided by the National Park Service. The Nature Conservancy has the management rights to the Waikomoi stream which is part of the East Maui Watershed....

Silverswords and Sliding Sands

It was an early start to the day. We were not ambitious enough to get up and make the sunrise but we still wanted to get an early start on the trail. It is common for the clouds to...

Maui sightseeing - Ocean Center and Kula Botanical

Kula Botanical Garden I'm behind a day and I'm exhausted so I'm going to do a quick blog about Saturday and post date it. I do want to say that we had a stunning sunny day at Haleakala today....

Photohunt: Alive

This week's Photohunt theme is Alive. I'm going to repeat a photo I recently posted of the Lifeguard Station at Makena Beach on Maui where I'm currently visiting. I thought it was so striking. You walk a short distance...

Chillin' at the Beach

Sand in my toes We really did not have much planned for today so we took it easy and stayed in at the beach. We started the day off with an early morning walk before breakfast. The sun came...

Rainbows in Paradise

We have been following rainbows all day. We took our coffee out to the lanai and were greated with the lovely rainbow above. We had a leisurely breakfast before deciding to go ahead and head out to Lahaina. Just...

Aloha from Maui

I'm sitting here listening to the sound of the surf with a cool MaiTai. We are here at Napili Bay and the condo is just as we expected. It is very well furnished and will be a good place...

What to do on Maui when it rains?

Look at that forecast! Guess what day we arrive? I did look up some things to do on Maui if it rains. Visit the Maui Ocean Center. We love a good aquarium. Tour the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum....

Planning for Maui

Maui is coming up soon. I am soooo excited. We spent today planning what we wanted to do. It was perfect way to spend a rainy stormy windy Fall day. Dreaming about beaches and warm tropical winds. Here are...

Bound for Maui

We are going to Maui! G has wanted to see the Silversword that grows in Haleakala . I was looking at airfare a two weeks ago and saw a RT airfare direct to Maui for $309. Yazza! That is...