So you finally have a chance to take a Hawaii island vacation and choose Maui to drop a few bucks or use your hotel points). Obviously you can just hop on that plane, cross the Pacific Ocean, and take pot luck with everything. Or… you can spend just a few minutes on the web, with books, research tropical flowers with your local garden club members, or use your toll free calls to someone you know on your selected island vacation spot in the Pacific Ocean. Here’s a suggested list of five must do things to do before you go to Maui, Hawaii.
1 Search the Web
Of course in this day and time that is usually the first thing anyone does when planning a trip anywhere… especially to the US’s tropical paradise island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But be careful…. jot down some specifics on what you want to learn before you jump on your laptop to do a web search. Save some time and narrow your web research. Choose specific words that relate to the purpose of your trip, like Hawaii hiking activities, Maui tropical flowers and plants, books on the island. If you are a gardener and want to know about island landscaping plants focus on that.
Be sure and load your printer with paper and make folders to receive the info you discover before you sit down. Save article links so you can come back later.
2 Read some related books
Go to a discount bookstore and pick some inexpensive books on plants of Maui and Hawaii, what to do on an island vacation, traveling to Maui and other Hawaii destinations. Find some that will help you with your web searches. If you are on a tight budget try to check out library books on your desired subjects to read while you work on your tan by the pool or on the beautiful beaches of that Pacific Ocean island paradise. A small picture book of tropical flowers found on the Hawaii islands would be a good choice.
3 Buy a good digital camera
Avoid a common mistake of most first timers, they use an old camera or forget their cell phone chargers. Shop around for a good quality digital camera with plenty of disc storage and buy an extra battery and disc (or two).
4 Discover facts about your island vacation
Discover facts about the lovely state of Hawaii. There’s much more to it than just the beauty of Maui. The state has a rich cultural history. Learn about tropical flowers and plants of your island vacation spot in the Pacific Ocean so you can enjoy your trip, take great photos of tropical flowers during your stay and be able to describe the shots when you return.
5 Learn about the locals
Gain as much knowledge as you can about local life in Maui. There’s more than just luaus and fire dancers. Find out what the locals do and say, and where they dine.
A little advance planning before you start to acquire all that knowledge will help you get the best benefit from your first trip to Maui, Hawaii.