Travel Guide to Maui, Hawaii (Part 1)

Travel Guide to Maui, Hawaii (Part 1)

In this travel video guide to Maui, Hawaii, I travel to Maui and start off by heading to Haleakalā National Park to watch the sunrise from the highest volcano in Maui. On this part of the island, clouds form at the base of the volcano, and as the sun rises, a myriad of colors form and provide an unforgettable visual experience.

Next I throw on a wet suit and hit the waves to learn how to surf — my first time ever. Though I’ve ridden the New York City subway after happy hour before, I was still a little unsure about how my balance would be on a surfboard. Luckily, the surf instructor had a black labrador dog out on her board with us in case anything went terribly wrong.

Finally, I wrap up the day by heading to the beach with a ukulele to have a jam session with a local Maui resident and ukulele player, where we jam out to some Bob Marley as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, framed by the nearby islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i.

For more information on the surfing lessons I took, visit, and for information on where I stayed at during the first half of my trip and took my ukulele lesson, visit, and check out for info on where I stayed the second half of my trip.


The host, Matt Stabile, of this video is the founder and editor-in-chief of the travel site He also served as Director, Editor and Foley Artist for this production.


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