Maui-Wowie! {Video}

Via on Oct 11, 2013


I spent only four days on Maui, but in that short time I fell in love.

I’ve been known to fall hard and fast, but this was different, this was a genuine, lasting love. And no, I didn’t fall for a special girl, every beautiful girl had a beautiful man in tow. This is not where you go to meet your wife, this is the magical place you take her after the wedding.

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I must admit that Maui (or anywhere in Hawaii) wasn’t high on my travel bucket list at this point in my life.  I  figured that it wouldn’t be very different than the mainland, not very adventurous and no vibrant culture. Boy was I wrong!

This little piece of tropical paradise blew me away in every way.  The culture, the nature, the endless fun activities and the food were all top notch.  Although this was a sponsored bloggger trip by VisitMaui, I am not being paid to say this. This little island in the middle of nowhere completely took me by surprise and I didn’t want to leave.  As I sat in the airport waiting room with all the sunburnt honeymooners, I promised that I’d be back someday with my own dream girl.


Here are a couple of my favorite moments:

Paragliding off an ancient volcano.

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And of course, I got on a bike!

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About Ryan van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a born and bred Boulder boy who loves sunny days, riding bikes and eating burritos. He doesn't know how to drive a car, doesn't eat meat and is a big time momma's boy. Ryan is a freelance travel journalist and TV host, working mainly for Travel Channel and National Geographic. His dream is to host his own eco-adventure travel show and someday become the Mr. Rogers of the adventure world. To see more of what Duzer Duz, check out


4 Responses to “Maui-Wowie! {Video}”

  1. Randa says:

    Amazing! Just added it as THE place I'll take my very own future dream boy! ^_^

  2. Mary says:

    Maui no ka oi!

  3. Barbara says:

    Make sure you visit Nancy Gilgoff's House of Yoga and Zen, Hana, gather with yogis at Baldwin Beach. Schedule a private class with David Williams. Eat breakfast at Casanova's in Makawao or Collen's in Haiku. Don't miss the band Sound Wave.

  4. elephantjournal says:

    Beautiful videos!

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