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Update your travel bucket list for the Western US in the new year!

Bryce Canyon's Hoodoos balance precariously, result of eons of wind and water erosion.

Bucket list updates in the Western United States for the new year Last week I suggested tuning up your travel bucket list with 12 ultimate destinations in California. This week, here are the first half of a dozen additional western state’s destinations, suggested month by month (next week, another six). Since we’re into the new year, I’ll [...]

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7 must dos upon visiting Maui…

Surfer tackles big wave south of La Perouse Bay on Maui's southwest shore.

These are the seven must dos upon visiting Maui… Mark Twain called Hawaii “the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean”. Maui, second most visited of the islands (trailing only Oahu), is one of the most beautiful and the one we know best from 16 visits there in the last 17 years. [...]

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Maui on a budget; fun, adventure, good food without breaking the bank!

Maui fun, adventure, history and good food without breaking the bank This is a primer on enjoying Maui on a frugal budget. It emanates from 14 visits over the past 15 years in which we’ve done almost all of the tourist options, from no cost to very expensive. First, realize Maui is known for its beaches, [...]

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Maui’s old and ancient roads make for interesting trekking!

Author on a shady portion of the King's Highway south of La Perouse Bay.

We own a timeshare in Kihei, and get to Maui almost every year since our purchase in 2001.  Our recent May, 2016 visit allowed us to do some trekking and exploring of Maui’s old roads and ancient highways. I have long been a fan of old roads, growing up in a family whose father loved to [...]

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