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October 11, 2013

Maui-Wowie! {Video}

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.

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.

And of course, I got on a bike!

 

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Ed: Sara Crolick

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elephantjournal Oct 17, 2013 6:35pm

Beautiful videos!

Barbara Oct 13, 2013 8:12am

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.

Mary Oct 12, 2013 12:22pm

Maui no ka oi!

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Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a proud Boulder native, loves sleeping under the stars, and is happiest on a bike. He works as a video journalist and TV host, appearing on Discovery Channel’s Out Of the Wild and hosting various series for TravelChannel.com. He also works as a bicycle advocate for People for Bikes and loves inspiring people to get out and ride. If you’re ever in Boulder, you can probably find Ryan at the nearest burrito joint. To see Ryan’s videos from around the world, visit his Youtube Page.