Have you ever wondered what people who live in Hawaii do for fun? The resorts are great, but unless you are independently wealthy, the people that live in Hawaii don’t hang out there. We typically don’t spend every night at a $50 per plate restaurant, and we certainly don’t sit on the beach 7 days a week. I WISH!
The reality is, that when you live in Hawaii, it becomes a little like living on the mainland. You have your favorite dive place to grab a quick bite, your small handful of semi-touristy places that you never get sick of visiting, and a few out of the way beaches that you plant your folding chair on at least 2-3 times a month. It’s not as glamorous as you might expect, but you won’t find me complaining.
Every online post about scooping snow, every friend texting about the below zero temperatures back in Iowa, every photo of very brown winter landscape reminds me exactly why we choose to live on an island in the middle of the Pacific. The expensive EVERYTHING is worth it when you get 355 days a year of sun, the beach is a stone’s throw away, and some of the world’s best dining sits within a thirty minute drive. I’ll take it.
I hope you’ll join along as I give a sneak peak at Maui from our family’s point of view. These are the places we love, the events we look forward to every year, and the parts of Maui we just can’t imagine living without.
Maui – Beyond the Resorts!