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The Family Vacationer


  • S1E48
  • 38:41
  • August 3rd 2021

Rob and Danny welcomed Randy Parker to the show to talk about "The Valley Isle" of Maui.

Randy characterized the spirit of the island as laid back, friendly, not contrived. An island of discovery with small towns meeting natural wonders.

Must-see places on the island? Great beaches of different colors. Randy joked that you could just about go to a beach with different colored sand every day. Sunset sails, snorkel trips, helicopter rides....all things that are worth your time. How about 58 different trails for your hiking pleasure including trails that take you into a bamboo forest. Randy also mentioned the fact that Maui has 25 golf courses for the golf lovers in the family. Waterfalls are both plentiful and beautiful on the island.

Listening to the locals is good advice anywhere you travel, but the people of Maui make storytelling an art form.

Randy talked about the different regions in Maui.

One must-see is the "House of the Sun".

Another worth stop is Coconut Glen's Ice Cream or how about some banana bread?

Whale watching in Maui is unlike anywhere else in the world. The season for spotting these amazing creatures is mid November through February.

Family friendly places to stay? Hyatt Regency, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, and the Royal Lahaina Resort to name a few.

Food!! Some restaurants that Randy suggests: Fleetwood's (especially for fans of Fleetwood Mac), try golden pineapple on a tour, The Banyan Tree, just for a few many more!

If you're ready to plan your Maui family vacation, I would love to help! It's never a cost to use my travel agent services, please drop me a line at [email protected] and let's start planning your Hawaiian family vacation today!

The Family Vacationer

A podcast dedicated to families that travel. So many of our memories come from time spent with our family. We want to help you make the most of your family vacations. We do that by covering travel destinations, travel apps, and gadgets, and talk to travel experts for ways to make family travel less stressful. Who doesn't want that?

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Rob Jones

Growing up, Rob Jones mainly traveled to Florida for vacation. Those family trips to Orlando and the Gulf Coast are cherished memories that influence him to this day. His entire professional career has involved travel. From working in the music business to event marketing, Rob has traveled to 46 states and five countries. Rob has been married to his wife, Traci, for 16 years and they love to travel with their three children: Ruthie, Nash, and Chase.

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Danny Evans

Dr. Danny Evans is a 23-year veteran language teacher and world traveler. He has been traveling the world since the age of 16 and loves studying language and culture, but most of all, Danny loves making memories with his family. He has been married for 28 years and has two daughters, Gracie and Zoe.

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