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While I proudly was able to put out the trip report in its entirety this time, I figured I'd break it up by day into different posts so you have a natural pause if you need a break. See below for each individual section.

Introduction: Flight/hotel bookings
Shabbos in Denver: Shabbos at the in-laws
Day 1: Getting to Maui, checking in to Hyatt Regency Maui
Day 2: Sunrise at Haleakala, Acid War Zone Hike, Nakalele Blowhole, Olivine Pools
Day 3: Asarah b'Teves
Day 4: Road to Hana
Day 5 - End of Trip: Checking out and a week in DEN
« Last edited by @Yehuda on February 15, 2016, 10:10:01 AM »

Author Topic: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back  (Read 13175 times)

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2016, 11:57:52 AM »
Wow, really great TR @Yehuda. Sorry you weren't as thrilled about the back of TRTH as we were. The more important fact for me was that the back of TRTH has a lot more straight parts and views of the horizon the the part between Hana and Pa'ia. For someone who gets car sick even when driving (as I did), the back side of TRTH was a relief. Plus we were going to Wailea (and had to stop in Kula for a bit also) not Ka'anapali, so we avoided much of the traffic.

What, IYO, were the main reasons you liked Maui better than Kauai?

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 12:14:30 PM »
Great TR & photos @Yehuda, as usual! Thanks for taking the time.
What an amazing TR with all the details! While I'm not going out there anytime soon, your TR and PBaruchs TR sure will be helpful (along with all the others).
Thanks!

Wow, really great TR @Yehuda. Sorry you weren't as thrilled about the back of TRTH as we were. The more important fact for me was that the back of TRTH has a lot more straight parts and views of the horizon the the part between Hana and Pa'ia. For someone who gets car sick even when driving (as I did), the back side of TRTH was a relief. Plus we were going to Wailea (and had to stop in Kula for a bit also) not Ka'anapali, so we avoided much of the traffic.

What, IYO, were the main reasons you liked Maui better than Kauai?
Thank you :)

RTH was the main reason. I really loved it so much, and you don't have that on Kauai. While the GHK is amazing, even the "lowly" Hyatt Regency was still beautiful. I don't know, I just enjoyed the overall trip more. :)

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2016, 12:24:06 PM »
Nice TR.  I thought you can get free kosher food at some Centurion Lounges.  Am I mistaken about that? 
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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2016, 12:35:25 PM »
Very impressive TR. DDMS worthy IMO :)
Very detailed

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2016, 02:56:19 PM »
Awesome TR! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2016, 03:30:45 PM »
Anyone else notice the talis bag photoshop job  :-X

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2016, 03:33:28 PM »
Nice TR.  I thought you can get free kosher food at some Centurion Lounges.  Am I mistaken about that?
Thanks, don't know. I never heard that before.
Awesome TR! Thanks for sharing!
Very impressive TR. DDMS worthy IMO :)
Very detailed
Thanks, hehe that's very nice of you.
Anyone else notice the talis bag photoshop job  :-X
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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2016, 01:40:12 AM »
No pictures of food?!
Remind me again why you posted this TR then 

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2016, 02:23:47 AM »
Nice TR.  I thought you can get free kosher food at some Centurion Lounges.  Am I mistaken about that?
I think it was the one in Vegas, and the don't offer it anymore IIRC.

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2016, 07:50:34 AM »

I think it was the one in Vegas, and the don't offer it anymore IIRC.

I was in Vegas centurion and there was no designated kosher food to be gotten.
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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2016, 08:37:02 AM »
 Awesome TR!
I have to disagree about the convertible thought. When the top is down you have a much greater field of sight, and I found it hard to see the scenery as well when the top was up. To each his own.
My biggest fear of going to Maui is that I will be constantly comparing it to Kauai, which we absolutely fell in love with. From your TR, I get the feeling that I would love Maui too.
Thanks for taking the time to write it up.

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2016, 09:05:30 AM »


Awesome TR!
I have to disagree about the convertible thought.
So does everyone else.
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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 09:31:57 AM »
So does everyone else.
@yehuda doesn't shy away and doesn't mind being the lone sheep in a sea of wolves
FWIW I posted my dislike for convertibles before @Yehuda did.

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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2016, 09:33:18 AM »
FWIW I posted my dislike for convertibles before @Yehuda did.
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Re: @Yehuda's Road to Hana: From the Rockies and Back
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2016, 09:36:19 AM »
No pictures of food?!
Remind me again why you posted this TR then 
lol

Awesome TR!
I have to disagree about the convertible thought. When the top is down you have a much greater field of sight, and I found it hard to see the scenery as well when the top was up. To each his own.
My biggest fear of going to Maui is that I will be constantly comparing it to Kauai, which we absolutely fell in love with. From your TR, I get the feeling that I would love Maui too.
Thanks for taking the time to write it up.
I definitely think it's possible to love both. :)

So does everyone else.
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And PROUD of it!

I don't know what it is but i associate each of you with each other. To me you guys are one and the same
;D It's the similarly colored Icon. I'll change mine now if that helps.