A Hawaiian Family Vacation: Maui is a virtual scrapbook, with photos and commentary of various Maui destinations. Barbara Lougheed was born and raised in Honolulu, graduated from the University of Hawaii, moved to the mainland, and married a mainlander. After her son was born and was old enough to travel, she had to plan her first visit back home and decide what to show her mainland born husband and son. She came back to visit every few years, and her new ebook is a summary of the places they visited and the foods they ate. Readers benefit from a different point of view than other travel guidebooks.
Photos and reviews of snorkel beaches on the west coast include Honolua Bay, Slaughterhouse Beach, D.T. Fleming Beach, Oneloa Beach, Kapalua Beach, Napili Beach, Kahekili Beach, Black Rock at Kaanapali Beach, and Makena or Maluaka Beach. Also included are windsurfing at Hookipa Beach near Paia, Iao Needle, the Kapalua Coastal Trail Hike, Lahaina Friday Art Night, sailing to Lanai, the artsy town of Makawao, the Maui Swap Meet, a Molokini snorkel cruise, surfing lessons in Lahaina, and where to get the best prices on local products to take home.
Dining reviews cover the local “plate lunch,” along with other locations serving Chinese and Vietnamese food, and her favorite place for local tacos and burritos.
Choosing a Hawaiian Island to Visit, the last section in the book, details the differences between the Hawaiian Islands, so visitors can decide for themselves which island best suits them. Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and The Big Island of Hawaii differ in population, types of beaches, activities, and ambience, but visitors may not be aware of these differences.