Andy and Rachel's Travels Posts

June 4, 2019 / / Hawaii

It rained all morning: a warm but refreshing drizzle. The road to Hana follows the coastal road on the north side of the island, where the climate is distinctly different from the south. The north is covered in lush, thick…

June 3, 2019 / / Hawaii

It was only just light when we set off for the marina at Maalaea. Ahead of us lay six hours of snorkelling and scuba diving off the Maui coast. We arrived to find a larger than expected group being kitted…

June 2, 2019 / / Hawaii

We took an early flight to the island of Maui. The airport at Lihue on Kauai is a lovely place, as airports go. It has a retro feel to it. No plasma screens here,  just plain old TV sets straight…

June 1, 2019 / / Hawaii

It’s a little weird to think that Kauai is the tip of a volcano millions of years old, especially when you are living on top of it, thousands of miles from anywhere. Waimea Canyon is a spectacular result of this…

May 31, 2019 / / Hawaii

Kauai is a great place to be if you’re a rooster. These birds have attitude and spend a lot of time strutting about like they own the place. They are everywhere: along the highway, in shops and restaurants and there…

May 30, 2019 / / Hawaii
September 21, 2018 / / SW USA

We couldn’t face a 5 hour drive to Denver today so we needed to find a place to stay roughly half way and we chose the ski resort of Vail. The town of Vail sits at the foot of Vail…

September 20, 2018 / / SW USA
September 19, 2018 / / SW USA

When you think of American wine, you think of California and the Napa Valley. But today, we were in the Palisade region of Colorado, just outside of Grand Junction, in the most beautiful patchwork of wineries, interspersed with orchards of…

September 18, 2018 / / SW USA

Telluride is a snow-sport paradise for those so inclined and every other shop seems to sell sportswear of some kind. In the warmer months, it’s all about mountain biking, hiking and All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATV’s). You come to Telluride for action and…