Poolenalena Park Beach, Maui Hawaii AKA Secret Beach

"I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always.”

~ Mark Twain

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Here are some more photos of this amazing park known as "Secret Beach" here on the island:

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I have about 2 weeks left of 12 hour days and then my adjustment to a 6 hour difference time change to look forward to when I return home.  In spite of all that, I'm completely in my element and having a wonderful time.  Strange to think that I just finished a 2 hour Ashtanga HOT Yoga class at 2 AM my time.  Hmmm...do you think I'll have some jet lag when I return to florida ;)?

Thanks for stopping by!  I truly appreciate all my loyal and occasional readers!  Until next time ~

Michelle


Part 2 and Final Explanation of Why I Named My Blog What I Did

"I don't think there's much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there's some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don't bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun."

Peter Singer

 As I was saying in my previous post I do not live on an island, but I have and do travel to many.  Here are some more photos of the islands I have traveled to including Cancun, Bermuda, Maui, Kauai, Malta, and Gozo.  I do NOT like public transportation and would rather walk literally hours than get on a bus or subway.  I feel like I get to see more that way plus get a little exercise :-)  The first two photos were taken in Cancun, Mexico.  I have visited there many, many times and love it.  There is definitely plenty to do, and every where you look is like a postcard!

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The following two photos were taken in Bermuda.  I thought I had found paradise when I went there and can't wait to go back!
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The following two photos were taken in Puerto Rico.  The first photo was taken at night during a thunder storm from my balcony.  It's not a great photo (out of focus, etc.), but was one of most popular photos on Panoramio.  Here is my account where you can see all of my photos:  http://www.panoramio.com/user/7406641
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The following two photos are of Maui.  I have been to Maui two times and was fortunate enough to spend a month there for my advanced Yoga teacher trainingIsland33

 

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The next two photos were also taken in Hawaii, but on the island of Kauai which is probably my personal favorite.  In the first photo, I'm hiking the Kalalui Trail which isn't easy AT ALL, but the views were spectacular.  The second photo was taken at a beautiful area on the island called Queen's Bath.Island17

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 The final two photos were taken on two tiny islands in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta and Gozo.  The first photo is of a famous rock structure named "the Azure Window" on Gozo. 

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Thanks so much for stopping.  I love to hear your comments and questions and please remember your e-mail address will not be published.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a nice week.  ]

Until next time ~ Michelle

 

 


Why I Named This Blog What I Did

"Live with intention.  Walk to the edge.  Listen hard.  Practice wellness.  Play with abandon.  Laugh.  Choose with no regret. Continue to learn.  Appreciate your friends.  Do what you love.  Live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Radmacher

I do live on the water in Florida that is not on an island, BUT it seems like I always end up visiting them.  In no way am I complaining or saying that is a bad thing.  There is really only one drawback and that is the cost of my flight is generally a little more since there is usually an extra connection from the mainland.  For example, when I traveled to Phuket, I had to stop in Bangkok first.  We own some timeshares and the island destinations tend to be available very frequently and I'm guessing the flight cost is part of the reason why.  I'm not saying the price is always higher, but it seems to often be the case. When I travel I do a lot of walking and hiking, generally 5-10 miles a day.  It's nothing for me to spend 8 hours out just wandering around exploring. people watching, and taking photos.  Here is a list of some of the islands I've traveled to and some photos of them:  I will add more photos of these islands in my next post

Bermuda

Puerto Rico

Big Island

Maui

Kauai

Phuket

Bali

Malta/Gozo

Phi Phi Island (where Leonardo Dicaprio filmed "The Beach")

James Bond Island

Ha Long Bay (one of the natural wonders of the world)

The following two photos were taken on James Bond Island - a very small island in Thailand at the tip of Southeast Asia:

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Next two photos are in Maui, Hawaii.  The first picture was taken in the southern part of the island and the second one was taken on the northern part of the island

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 The following two photos were taken on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The first one was taken at Black Sands Beach and the bottom one was taken at Green Sands Beach  (I was there for a yoga training)

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The final two photos were taken in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.  It is one of the natural wonders of the world and the 3 day cruise I went on was one of the best travel experiences I've had!  The second photo is of me jumping off the third floor of our small cruise ship into 60 foot deep jellyfish infested water.  The water was warm at least :-)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave me a comment if you wish or have any questions.  E-mail addresses are not published.  Have a wonderful weekend my friends :-)