September 8th, 2008 – by: worldtraveler2
I truly loved my adventure on Maui and the best thing about it was being able to share it with my mom. I learned some things I never knew about my mom and we created some great memories I’ll cherish always.
It’s amazing how friendly and happy everyone is on Maui. The island just moves at a slower pace and I guess everyone instantly gets in a relaxed and happy mood. If only we could bottle the positive energy created on the island and bring it back to the mainland. The world would be a much more positive, peaceful and joyful place. Hopefully all those that visit bring a little piece of the island outlook back with them and can hold onto the peace of mind the island brings. If we can do that, and remember that feeling the next time we start to get caught up in all the day to day crap, we’ll all be a little more at peace.
So I’ve been asked which did I prefer, Maui or Oahu? It really depends on what you’re looking for. Honolulu is much bigger and much more developed than Maui. It’s like a lot of big cities and has a lot to offer. Maui is smaller, less developed and much quieter. If you’re looking to just kick back and relax, Maui is a great option. For the Traveling Hillbilly though, I have to say I prefer Oahu. Don’t get me wrong, Maui is stunningly beautifully and I truly enjoyed my time there. However, when traveling alone Honolulu gives you the best of both worlds. You can kick back and relax, but there are still plenty of options if you want to get out and about.