MAUI MY WAY: TRAVEL ADVICE
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MAUI MY WAY: TAHITIAN BEAUTIES  LUCIEN GAUTHIER
  When it comes to traveling to Maui and Lana’i, what’s your best piece of advice?
Hawaii is on the US grid so mobile devices work and there are ‘American’ chain stores and restaurants. Hawaii, especially islands like Maui and Lana’i, are also steeped in the culture of the South Pacific. Nature is often overgrown, verdurous wild emerald. Modern vacation homes abut century old rusting cabins. Costco’s sit alongside surf-gear shacks. A fish sandwich truck is parked in an Olive Garden lot. Get off the main roads and away from the familiar, whatever that may be.
 
If coming from the East Coast or Europe, give yourself enough time to acclimate. If it takes a day to get somewhere it most likely will be at least another day before you get over the jet lag. Then the trip really begins.

And you may want to make sure you need to go ‘home.’ Hawaii is, if nothing else, quite hard to leave. 


July 2012