Here's the story of our latest adventure via some of our favorite pictures. Let's start at the end – with this picture.
At this point, at the end of our time on both Lanai (on a media trip) and Maui (on our own), we were relaxed – so relaxed. Honestly, we were pretty chilled out most of the time – playing ukuleles, hanging loose.
The Hawaiian islands do that to you, you know. Looking back, it's not difficult to figure out why we ended up in total-relaxation land.
For starters... the sunsets.
The properties we spent time on were like an instant injection of calm. Check out these settings.
Truth is, we couldn't escape the views.
While getting massages.
From the balcony.
Even the ferry that takes you between Maui and Lanai is scenic, and – at this time of year – a whale-watching excursion.
Oh, and when on any Hawaiian island, look up. Don't forget to look up.
Okay, okay... you can look down when you're eating. Especially dessert. Especially three desserts. Do you see that baked chocolate chip cookie in a skillet (with ice cream)? Seriously.
More to come on all our food, accommodations and fun on Maui and Lanai. For now, we just want to hold onto this incomparable relaxed feeling.
It's no wonder we can't quit Hawaii.