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Road to Hana Author

Driving “The Road to Hana” is the highlight of any Maui vacation if you plan it well.  I can’t tell you how sad I feel seeing Hāna-bound tourists only at the 10 mile marker at 3:30 p.m.   I have been asked on the roadside many times “Were do we go?”  “Well, if ya woulda left earlier…”.

HikeI first traveled the Road to Hana in 1983 after graduating high school.  I came to visit my best friends who had gotten married, and moved to Maui. During my 3 week stay with them, I knew this was where I wanted to spend my life and yearned to return.

I continued to visit the Hawaiian Islands every year until I moved to Hawai’i for good in 1993 to help with the cleanup of Hurricane Iniki on the island of Kauai.  In 2004, I moved to the Island of Maui where I have lived along the “Road to Hana”.  

I spend my time with my rescued shelter dog Huli, exploring the Road to Hana.  Huli was bread by a local Kauai Pig hunter to hunt wild boar on the island of Kauai; but, she was dropped off with her mother and siblings at the Kauai Humane Society because the pups were too small for hunting.  She takes me for long walks and hikes while we explore 

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Hours in to a long hike along the Road to Hana we met visitors Coleen & Tim who gracously emailed me pics of Huli cooling down after an exhausting hike.

Maui’s most famous road, the Road to Hana, and it’s scenic trails. We visit historical landmarks, photograph the numerous beautiful waterfalls and dine on the Road to Hana’s unique cuisine. 

During our travels, Huli and I  have not only explored and photographed the scenic trails, gulches, streams, vistas, waterfalls, hidden pools, famous architectural  bridges, historical sites and unique cuisines, but we

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Exhausted, happy & cooling in the mud
…ahhhhh

have also met and chatted with many visitors and locals along the way.  Please let me share with you our experiences in an effort to make your trip more safe and pleasurable.

My content will be based on our experiences with visitors and locals alike, the visitor questions I receive on my travels with Huli, and from comments on this site. Please visit our face book page.

Content on this website is geared for regular visitors to the island, not radical adventurists seeking the ‘secret spots’.  Certain guidebooks can lead you to places where you will be trespassing on private land.  Please be advised, while visiting the Road to Hana, you will be creating an ECO-footprint on our delicate eco-system.  Some places are developed to receive the huge influx of visitors we receive each year, the ‘secret spots’ are not.  This site is dedicated to Maui’s visitors as well as the concerns of the local residents, to keep their way of life, culture and privacy.  I disclose only sites where you should feel welcome and safe, as I have learned, there are places you belong, and places you don’t.

Aloha oe pilialoha  

(Safe Journey, Friend)