Hawaii – One Relaxing Day

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Taking a break after the trek across the ancient lava fields, we decided to enjoy a rest day to unwind…or so we thought. We stopped at Grandma’s Coffee House in Kula for a hearty breakfast & locally grown coffee. The row of stores along the highway provide a nice rest stop for drivers/bikers. We drove uphill towards the Polipoli Springs …

SamHawaii – One Relaxing Day

Hawaii – Haleakalā & King’s Highway

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To see the sunrise from the top of Haleakalā (“House of the Sun”), we started driving up along Crater Road (Route 378) in the upcountry region at 5am, it was pitch black as we navigate along the 22 miles course towards the summit. Occasionally we can see other cars’ headlights snaking along the curves. Here is a view from Puʻu …

SamHawaii – Haleakalā & King’s Highway

Hawaii – Road to Hāna & Back Side of Haleakalā

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The next day, after the loop along the Honoapiilani Highway, we headed towards the Eastern tip of Maui. We embarked onto Hwy 36 – Road to Hāna, through lush, tropical rainforest. Starting from Paia, the distance to Hana is about 42miles (68km) with approximately 620 curves and crosses over 59 bridges – 46 of which are only one-lane wide. Being …

SamHawaii – Road to Hāna & Back Side of Haleakalā

Hawaii – Arriving in Maui

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Leaving Friday evening from Toronto, we arrived at midnight in LA for a 10hr layover. Coincidentally it was Linda’s birthday so we went for Korean food and then over to their place which turned it into one of the best layovers ever! After 28hrs, we finally have a glimpse of the turquoise waters lapping the Maui shores. A bit tired …

SamHawaii – Arriving in Maui