Traveling to Maui on a budget? Here's how to have an amazing first day.
It’s no secret that Hawaii is a favourite destination of mine and I've been thinking back fondly about our recent trip to Maui, in February 2012. I wish we were going back sooner as opposed to later! Getting to Maui is no small feat – it required about 20 hours of travel: Arriving a few hours early at the airport, two 6 hour flights, a 4 hour break in between, an hour plus drive when landed. But despite travel fatigue and general jet leg, I think we did a great job of managing our first 24 hours in Maui.
We arrived in Lahaina just as the sun was setting. While it was only 7pm or so there, we felt like it was 3am our time! We found our lovely rental apartment easily and took a few minutes to check it out. A previous guest had left behind some local coffee and we brewed it up to get us going.
Updated in 2021! Our very best Grand Canyon travel tips await... If you want to see the Grand Canyon on the cheap, you're going to love this post.
Grand Canyon National Park is a beautiful and exciting destination. The natural beauty and the unique landscape make it a trip to remember. Unfortunately, it’s one of the busiest National Parks in the US, with mid-day line ups at the South Gate lasting several hours. It can also be incredibly expensive, with deluxe rooms at the historic El Tovar lodge running into hundreds of dollars a night. Tusayan village, located right outside the main gates, has a bit of reputation for overpriced hotels and restaurants – a real tourist trap. So how can the coffeecan financier make the most of this legendary destination?
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