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Sunday Photo: Me, My Son, and the Milky Way

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Taken on August 27th, 2011.Location: Hyatt Regency Maui, Ka’anapali, West Maui. Photo Story Last weekend, our ‘ohana was visiting our 2nd favorite travel destination, Door County, Wisconsin, for our last vacation of the year. We were with my wife’s family – who are also huge Maui fans, by the way – and we spent one […]

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Going Upcountry

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Trip Journal entry for Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. There were quite a few things left from our trip in February that we needed to catch up on this week, and visiting more of Upcountry Maui was near the top of the list. With only a few days to ourselves before the Maui Photo Festival starts, […]

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The Early Bird…

Monday, September 14, 2009

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Trip Journal Entry for Sunday, September 13th, 2009. An early start to our travel day, and 3 flights later returned us to the island that we love. Things are going to get really, really busy once the Maui Photo Festival starts Wednesday night, so I thought I’d try to squeeze in a few journal entries […]

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Travel Tradition: Stargazing

Saturday, April 4, 2009

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After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another edition in our Travel Traditions series. And with this tradition, it’s something that is both free and can be done anywhere on any of the Hawaiian islands. How sweet it that!

Picture Worth a Thousand Stars

Allow me to start with one of my favorite (and luckiest) photos on this week’s topic, Stargazing.

Galaxies and Stars above Ka'anapali Beach

Those familiar with the Ka’anapali area might recognize that as Black Rock, and the astronomers in the house are calling out the Milky Way on the left. And for good measure, that bright object right in the center there is not a star, but the planet Jupiter.

I’ve touched on the topic of stargazing on Maui in various parts here and there over the last year or so, so the regular readers have heard this story before. We, like a fair number of people who visit Hawaii, come from a highly populated area where night skies full of stars of this magnitude aren’t readily available. When we came out to Maui for the first time, it totally blew us away, and quickly became one of the top must-do things on each of our trips.

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On Top of the World

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Trip Journal entry for Monday, February 16th. It took 4 trips, but we finally did it! The Journey to the Summit After such a long day and late night on Sunday, 2am Monday morning was coming quicker than we were looking forward to. On just over a mere 3 hours of sleep after an exhausting […]

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Looking Forward To: The Night Sky

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Continuing from yesterday, another thing I’m really looking forward to when returning to Maui is the night sky. While we weren’t able to fit in the Star Gazers Maui tour this trip like we had hoped, we still have one trip up to Haleakala that might be full of stars prior to sunrise (weather permitting). […]

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