Exploring the Magical Wonder of Maui

It seems there is always so much going on in life. We wake up most days and hurry through breakfast so we can quickly get to work, where we will spend endless hours likely doing the same monotonous things. Instead of grand adventures and enjoying the day we’ll spend our time reading emails and moving numbers around on spreadsheets. Our bosses will push up deadlines and we’ll head home for the day tired and wondering just what life is all about. If you are dreaming of taking a break from everyday life it may be time to set your sights for Maui’s beautiful tropical shores. The island will welcome you with the spirit of aloha and the sweet scent of your plumeria lei will fill the air. Maui is a welcoming place filled with lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, stunning ocean vistas and sacred forest lands. There are so many things to discover in this island kingdom in the midst of the sea.

How to First Save Money for Your Vacation

If you graduated from college with a lot of existing student loan debt it might be difficult to afford the wonderful vacation you so deserve. One of the ways you can save money and free up the cash for your dream getaway is to consolidate your student loan debt. With consolidation, you can combine multiple student loans with different term lengths and rates into a single loan. In some cases, you’ll also be able to extend the time you need to pay off the loan. You can consult online resources that help you understand what your options are so you can decide on the best choice for you.

The Sunrise Majesty of Haleakala

In the center of Maui, the Haleakala volcano rises like a giant from the sea, soaring 10,000 feet above sea level. The base of the mountain originates on the ocean floor so all told the dormant volcano is 29,703 feet tall. If you would like to witness one of the most incredible sights in the world get up early and make your way up the mountain well before dawn. You’ll arrive at the top of the crater in complete darkness. Bring a blanket since it can be quite cold at that elevation and hour. As first dawn approaches you will feel a hush descend on the world. Then, in a moment of majesty, the pure dark void will be pierced by the first rays of the Sun. The massive crater will instantly become visible, it’s two-mile-wide edge gilded by the Sun’s electric, liquid gold.

Whale Watching Cruise

You could go to Maui and spend all of your time enjoying the beaches and snorkeling there. The warm sands, swaying palm trees and rhythm of the ocean waves soothe your body, still your mind and bless your soul. If you are on the island from December to April, though, you’ll also want to be sure to book a whale watching cruise. During these months of winter and early spring Maui is home to over 10,000 humpback whales who have migrated to the warm waters. If you head over to Maalaea you’ll be able to board a boat and head out to see and witness these beautiful creatures. It is almost a holy experience. One moment everyone on the boat is talking and then, as a mother whale and her baby surface, a quiet hush descends and there is a feeling of wonder and reverence as you see the magnificent whales so close to you.