Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'maui'

The Drive to Hana

The legendary Hana Highway along Maui's northeastern coast has 600 curves and 54 bridges. Maui, June 2009....

Akaka Falls State Park

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Kalaupapa: Magical Beauty and Compelling History

When leprosy invaded the Hawaiian islands in the early 1830s, faced with confusion and the belief that leprosy was a punishment from God, King Kamehameha V approved an act, in 1865, to prevent the spread of leprosy by a...

Maui's Mama's Fish House

I've been meaning to write this post over a month now,but somehow I kept getting distracted.Oh well, better late than never. For my birthday, Bill surprised me with a lunch at Mama's Fish House, one of Maui's most famous restaurants....

PhotoHunt:pink

The theme for this week's photohunt is pink. I love the color pink, and I have many items of pink clothing. In an attempt to resist posting a photo of myself, I chose three photos from three different parts...

Hiking the Cinder Desert to the Shrub Land: Haleakala Crater

We took advantage of the gorgeous clear weather yesterday, and hit Haleakala crater for a long,overdue hike.We chose to hike an 11.2 mile trail that starts at the Visitor Center at Sliding Sand trail head, and ends at Halemauu trail...

Snorkel for free: Black Rock

I wrote yesterday about the snorkeling boat trip we took , but one needs not to pay for a boat ride to have a great snorkeling experience on Maui. In fact, we hardly ever take any snorkeling boat trips,...

Getting wet : BlueWater Rafting

I enjoy having friends and family visiting with us on Maui, it makes us do stuff that we've been delaying doing,mainly because of the lack of time. So when my in-laws were visiting with us last week, not only did...

Six more sleeps....

Reservations are confirmed , bags are almost packed, and we are counting down to six more sleeps before we leave for Thailand. We have cooking classes, elephants, jungle trekking, unique temples and an exotic culture to look forward to.And of...

Lush Tropical Maui: Iao Valley

One of the things that I like most about Maui, is the amazing diversity in landscapes. From the mysterious soil of Haleakala, to the green West Maui Mountains, and all the sandy beaches,rocky beaches and cliffs in between, Maui is...

Walking on the moon: Majestic Haleakala

"Haleakala, majestic mountain of Maui, born of the sea,in myth, and celestial beauty, colossal in power and magnitude, empowering all who venture to her majesty.Haleakala, creator and destroyer, an opening to view our past and embrace our future. Haleakala, House...

PhotoHunt: purple

The theme for this week's photohunt is purple. I love the color purple, it is one of my favorite colors. I struggled,however, trying to find a photo to post for purple. I couldn't think of any photos that I...

A night with Uncle Willie

Willie Kahaialii,a.k.a.Willie K., is the man for great music and refreshing entertainment on Maui, at least for us anyway. His biography states that he's been entertaining since the age of ten with his father,Manu Kahaialii, one of Hawaii's most...

Fish and Seawatch Restaurant

Great Lent is the fasting season before Easter, and in the Greek Orthodox Church, it has many restrictions,one of which is that fish is only allowed in two days during lent: Annunciation of The Theotokos and Palm Sunday. The Annunciation...

Lahaina Pali Trail

A cloudy day, with a little overcast is to me the perfect day for hiking. Sure, you can miss on some views, but the clouds keep you cool, and you don't sweat as much.Yesterday was just this day on Maui....

A stroll down Front Street, Lahaina

Lahaina town, no doubt, is one of the major tourist attractions here on Maui. And why wouldn't it be? Of course it is the gateway to Kaanapali and Kapalua beach resorts, another tourists' favorites. But Lahaina itself has a lot...

Hiking into the clouds: Waihee Ridge Trail

Waihee is in the Northwestern section of Maui, an area not often frequented by tourists. In my three other stays on Maui, I've never explored it much, a mistake I am glad I fixed. Waihee Ridge Trail is one...

PhotoHunt:thankful

The theme for this week's photohunt is thankful. As I sit here on a beautiful day,looking out at the Pacific, watching whale splashing, feeling the ocean breezes, and listening to the waves rolling over the rocky beaches, I can...

Even work days can be great in Paradise...

There is one main hospital on Maui, which is where we work. But there is a smaller hospital in Kula (upcountry Maui), that is a long-term care facility with an urgent care center. As part of our contract, we cover...

Trails and Margaritas...

On our first weekend on Maui, we decided to hit the trail up to the mountains, and pick up where we left off in our last stay here. It was a glorious day, with beautiful sunshine, and cool breeze,...

PhotoHunt: warm

The theme for this week's photohunt is warm. Since I have recently posted a photo of a Maui sunrise, I am going with a photo of a beautiful, warm Maui sunset....

S's I love!

Girasoli did this entry in her blog about things she likes that start with the letter G. And she offered letters to other slow travel bloggers, who did a great job with the letters they were assigned. The letter Girasoli...

Exciting familiar.......

In my life, my favorite part of the job is quitting... Since we do contract work in three-month intervals, we change locations very frequently. Quitting a job in one place and looking for a new job in a new place...

Horses and me.

I am not quite sure when I've first developed the desire to ride horses. I've always wanted a pony as a kid, and always felt that I would like to be on horse in open fields. My mother, however, was(is)...