Leaving Maui

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My Maui adventures have come to an end and I’m back in snowy, cold Baltimore- for now. I wanted to share a few more of my Maui photos, places not-to-miss, and my overall thoughts on the 8 day trip.

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The beach right across the street from my cottage/hotel, Nona Lani Cottages, was fairly small but perfect for a non-crowded walk on the beach at sunset and a little sun bathing.

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Makena Beach State Park was my favorite beach to visit. The sand was soft and waves were perfect for jumping. There were a few boogie boarders to watch if my paperback got boring but best of all was that you could see whale spouts off in the distance.

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Past Makena Beach State Park, you will eventually end up on a gravel road to La Perouse Bay– a great place for snorkeling and hiking. It is a little difficult to get to and parking is sparse but it is an adventure!

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Maluaka Beach was the beach my whale watching tour left from but I also hung out there one afternoon and did some snorkeling. It is turtle-watching central here.

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My favorite meal of the whole trip was the tuna poke at South Maui Fish Company. I came back for Round 2 on my last day on Maui before heading to the airport.

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Outdoor seating with a friendly staff and some awesome poke. The fish tacos looked and smelled amazing too.

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Just about every morning in Maui I went to the Java Cafe in Kihei for a gigantic coffee and some blogging time. I love Kona coffee so much. So I drank as much of it as I could Smile

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I’m doing Dry January this year again so I never sampled any of the fine Maui Brewing Company libations offered on the island. Maybe next time!

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Last year I went to Kauai and this year Maui. Hopefully the airlines have another good sale for the beginning of 2018 so I can visit the Big Island or return to Oahu, since it has been  10 years since I’ve been there! Maui was such a good trip, a bit expensive (other than the cheap flight) but the beaches were amazing as was the food and friendly islanders/other vacationers.

Reader Question: What travel plans have you made for the year so far?

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