In a place where the most dangerous of situations is forgetting to put on sunscreen and spotting an old man in a speedo, Maui is relatively safe. There are supposedly zero snakes on this island and apparently few shark attacks (I had a bizarre fascination with both). As it turned out, we found ourselves in more trouble with the most unlikely of sources.

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Me eating Hula Pie

We vacation in places like Maui to escape the hustle and bustle, or possibly the mundaneness, of everyday life. Maui provides remedies for both: serenity and adventure. Granted, Maui is a great place to sit on the beach and go for a leisurely swim in the crystal blue waters. But, for those who are interested in a noteworthy quest, these hikes are surely to satisfy the adventurer’s soul.