Each of us has been to Hawaii before but when we where younger and each had our families with us. We need a slower paced,more cerebral trip that would not necessarily include scuba diving and ballooning. We could even use advice on where to stay.


I would suggest going to Maui. There are all sorts of different things to do there for whatever level of activity you feel comfortable with. I liked the relaxed pace and so many beautiful beaches to walk on. We went on a snorkel trip on a glass bottom boat so even if you didn’t want to snorkel you could still see some of the fish through the bottom. If you go in the winter months you are likely to see whales, especially if you take a whale watching cruise. Watching the sunrise from Haleakala was fantastic: http://www.squidoo.com/haleakala-sunrise-bike-trip Our group did opt to ride down the road from the volcano on bikes, but you don’t have to.

I would recommend staying in a condo – larger and about the same price. We enjoyed having the convenience of a kitchen to make a few meals, snacks and beverages and actually enjoyed barbecuing a couple of dinners instead of going out to a restaurant. I like to use trip advisor to help me pick a place to stay. I find the ratings and comments from other travelers to be very helpful. We really liked the Maui Hill in Kihei: http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3885119-10775740?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tripadvisor.com%2FHotel_Review-g60632-d90132-Reviews-a_cja.10775740-a_cjp.3885119-m13092-Aston_Maui_Hill-Kihei_Maui_Hawaii.html

I would also recommend going to the show at Warren and Annabelle’s in Lahaina, especially if Warren is appearing. He is absolutely hiliarious and his show is especially entertaining to people who are 50+ – lots of references to popular TV shows of the 1950s and 1960s. Have fun – I wish I was planning a trip back soon.