Travel Quotes

Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou

....................."One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching." Unknown..................

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Destination - The Islands of Lanai and Molokai

" We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.  There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we see them with our eyes open."  Jawaharial Nehru

Dolphins in Hulopoe Bay, Lanai
Until recently Lanai was a private pineapple plantation and not a tourist destination. Now there are 2 resorts on the island and a golf course. The resorts are high end and expensive. There is one town, Lanai City, which is a small plantation town with some small shops. The few sights to see are a good distance from town off of dirt roads. There is some hiking and some archaeological sites. Instead of staying on the island, you can take the ferry over from Maui and spend the day. There is good snorkeling at Hulopoe Bay. If you are a golfer, there is a golf course.

Mules going to Kalaupapa colony
Molokai is sparsely populated with a few small towns. There are no high rises, no large resorts. If you are looking for action, this is not the place. If you want to get away from it all, then this is the island for you. There is hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. You can kayak around the world's highest sea cliff. You can tour a macademia nut farm.

You can ride a mule down the trail to historic Kalaupapa which has been a leprosy settlement since 1865. Once you arrive at the settlement there is a bus tour which will give you the history of the place.

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