Aloha! Maui is one of the coolest islands on the planet. It’s small, relative to the other islands. If you’re up for the drive, and limited on time (like we were), you can actually drive around the entire island in a day.
-haleakala sunrise. AMAZING! To this day, I have yet to see a cooler sunrise. It’s a long and winding drive up towards the summit, and a then short walk to the very top. Takes your breath away. And I mean literally. It gets a little harder to breathe, because you’re 10,000 feet above sea level. Feels like you’re above the clouds.
-the road to hana. Also amazing! Most rental cars don’t permit you to drive on the more dangerous dirt roads, but we risked it, and I’m so glad we did. It goes from a lot of sketchy cliff driving with barely any guard rail, to lush jurassic park-like scenery, to roadside chickens, to waterfalls, to farmland, and for us, a congregation of cows who would not be MOOved. As if that’s not enough to sell you, the Atlantic ocean is the Sam to your Frodo- always by your side from beginning to end.