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Luxury Travel- Maui

“If I just lay here, would you lie with me?”.Chasing Cars

I wandered upon this beautiful Hammock as I stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani. If you have ever stayed in a Fairmont hotel it is a must for the luxury traveler.
The Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel is perfectly located on the sea-side for both business and leisure guests in Maui Hawaii. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers.
Inside this hotel is, Nicks Fish Market. It is a must for the local mahi-mahi (fish) and local catch.
For some excitement add some flaming strawberries!

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Hawaiian Luau

The origins of the luau go back to ancient Hawaiian tradition and has become a tourist attraction for the tourists that wish to get a glimpse of traditional culture. As the years went by the luau tradition became a timeless part of the Hawaiian experience. It is an event everyone looks forward to. Aside from dance the luau has a traditional feast. In this photo the crowd gathers around sunset to take a look at the main feature dish, Kālua pig (roasted pig).

Ono!

Delicious! or, “Ono” as they say in Hawaiian. I was able to enjoy some of Hawaii’s best traditional food. This food was to die for! Kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that uses an imu, a type of underground oven. The word kālua, which literally means “to cook in an underground oven”, may also be used to describe the food cooked in this way. In this photo the pig is wrapped in banana leaves to retain moisture as it is cooked for 24 hours for the luau feast.

Photo was taking at the Grand Wailea Hotel. Please help support me by booking a flight and a hotel to Hawaii.

Wailula Falls, Hawaii

“Don’t go chasing waterfalls”.TLC

I originally avoided this photo until I took a second look the Wailula Falls.  These beautiful falls are approximately 140 feet (43m) tall and plunge into shallow waters (30ft/9m). They are located on the island of Maui on the Road to Hana, more specifically Mile Marker 45. It was a long day on the trails, we where exhausted so I only took a couple shots of these falls. There is a bridge we stopped just beyond.

Parking beyond the bridge I grabbed my tripod and jogged across the Hana Highway trying not to get hit by cars. I placed my tripod low and screwed on a neutral density (ND) filter to get the silky effect.

A couple photographer tips:

  1. The neutral density filter is like sunglasses for your lens. It will allow you to open your shutter longer thereby creating silky smooth waterfalls.
  2. Carry a lens cleaning kit. When I screwed on my neutral density filter I can hear the sand grind down my threads. Clean your lens!

There is a short path on the right side leading you to the Wailula falls. Be aware of slipper rocks. Hawaii is such a beautiful place!

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