We’re Going to Maui, Hawaii!
A few weeks ago, we revealed our exciting summer adventures. Well, summer is finally here, which means we’re leaving on a jet plane in search of adventure. Next stop – Hawaiian tropical island paradise!
We are joining a group of travel bloggers on a social media press trip that’s hosted by the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau. This will be our first trip to the Hawaiian Islands (I know, hard to believe!), so we’re very excited to experience a completely new destination for the first time.
When we think of Hawaii, images of white sandy beaches, palm trees, sunshine, surfing, Polynesian dancing and luaus come to mind. We’ve heard countless stories about Hawaii’s beautiful lush landscapes, laid back attitude and endless options for outdoor adventure.
Many of our friends and family have visited multiple Hawaiian islands and all have said that Maui is their favourite island, so we’re excited to find out what makes this Pacific island so special.
Our itinerary is going to be jam packed, filled with both adventure and family friendly activities (and a romantic private dinner on the beach for Cameron’s birthday – perfect timing!).
Some of the highlights include a traditional Hawaiian Sailing Canoe, biking down a volcano with Maui Easy Riders, sea kayaking, zip-lining through lush forests with Skyline Eco-Adventures, testing out underwater “snuba” for the first time, and taking a heli-tour around the island with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.
Of course, Baby B will not be participating in the more adventurous activities. Instead, Nicole and Baby B will be visiting the Maui Ocean Centre, shopping in the local markets, exploring the island in a rental car, watching the Cliff Dive Ceremony at the Sheraton and spending some well deserved downtime by the pool (Baby B loves the water so this will surely be his highlight!).
We are spending 3 nights at the spectacular Wailea Beach Villas, hosted by Destination Resorts Hawaii, and 2 nights on Kaanapali Beach at the luxurious Sheraton Maui.
The weather forecast looks to be clear, hot and sunny – just what we expect when we think of Hawaii!
Follow our Maui adventure on Twitter using the hashtag #seeMaui and through our tweets at @travelcanucks and @babytraveltips. Or, if you’re more of a facebook person, follow us via our facebook page – we’ll be posting lots of photos throughout the trip!
Have you visited Maui? Is there a restaurant or place we must visit while we are there?
Share your recommendations and feedback in the comments section below!
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