Can you believe I’d never been to Hawaii before this year? Actually you probably can. Despite being one of the 50 states, Hawaii is pretty freaking far away and expensive to get to, especially if you live on the East Coast. In fact, it was just one of 4 states I’m missing (Mississippi I’m coming for you next).
BUT, lucky for me, we moved to the West Coast, and all of a sudden it wasn’t so expensive ($450 round trip!) or far (6 hours non-stop from Seattle). So, when Mike decided to attend a WordPress conference in Maui over Valentine’s Day, you better believe I invited myself along. And maybe hijacked the entire trip until it was a weeklong vacation complete with whale watching, beach going and road tripping.
It’s what I do.
Not surprisingly, I loved Hawaii. I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s beautiful, laid back, warm and just utterly wonderful. I fully intend to go back and explore other islands, but I’m really glad that Maui was my first. I’ll be writing a few posts about our time there but I thought I would start with an overview of what makes Maui in particular, pretty marvelous.