Aloha! The November 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler is available online and a story I photographed here on Maui for the magazine is featured. The story, which you can read here, is in the Road Trip section and investigates how the Road to Hana and beyond relates to the music of the Hawaii. Traversing the road with the car stereo set to the local radio station, we set out to document some of the things that are the subject of local music, both traditional Hawaiian songs and more contemporary island sounds. Our journey took us from our home here in West Maui, along the Hana Highway where we met people who farm taro in the traditional way on the Keanae Peninsula to Hana where we explored black and red sand beaches, around the back of Haleakala, through Kipahulu and Kaupo. It’s a beautiful drive and although it’s possible to do it in one day, I recommend spending at least one night in Hana so that you can take your time, do some hiking, explore the waterfalls and enjoy the peaceful town. The photo gallery which has more photos than the printed magazine, can be seen here.
Mahalo and a hui ho!