The Quiet Side of Maui

A single little word says it all. Hana. If you've been, you know the magic this little village offers. If you do not, might I suggest a road trip when you are on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

A warning though: the many jokes and chuckles about getting ill on the "road to Hana" are all that ... and then some. This winding road is not for the weak: if the sheer drop-off just feet from your passenger seat doesn't take your breath then the car sickness just might. I suspect there is an ancient Hawaiian god who is responsible for making "haoles*" sick. Nevertheless, if you can stomach it, the entire event is worth it.

Hana is tucked away on the far side of Maui. It can take most of the day to get there. You'll find nothing more than a tiny store, a church, a few small homes and the Hotel Hana (which is more like a nice motel than a hotel) ... AND THAT VIEW.

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