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About SUNGRL

This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.

Exploring Oahu – Hawaii, USA

After our eleven action packed days on Maui it was time to begin our journey home with a three night stopover on Oahu.  We had booked a house in Hawaii Kai which was a residential area.  It was the best … Continue reading

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Plantation Course – Kapalua, Maui – Hawaii, USA

We saved the best until last : ). Plantation at the Kapalua Golf Resort is consistently ranked as the number one golf course in Hawaii.  Steve had been fortunate enough to play here a few years ago but for Paul … Continue reading

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Maui Nui Golf Club, Maui – Hawaii, USA

We had spotted this golf club alongside the highway not far from where we were staying in Kihei so Steve checked it out online.  It was rated one of the best value golf courses to play in the USA and … Continue reading

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Pukalani Country Club, Maui – Hawaii, USA

For our first round of golf on Maui we headed to the Pukalani Country Club which was located on the hillside of “Up-Country” Maui.  The course is situated at an elevation of 1,100 feet on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala, … Continue reading

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Exploring Maui – Hawaii, USA

Lahaina After a leisurely start to our first full day on Maui we took a drive to Lahaina which was about 45 minutes north of where we were staying.  Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 … Continue reading

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Maui – Local Delights – Hawaii, USA

Winter lived on in NZ and the tropical climate of Hawaii was calling.  We flew to Hawaii on the 12th August and met Paul, Ashleigh and Taj in Honolulu before continuing onto the island of Maui.  I had been looking … Continue reading

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Revisiting HoiAn – Vietnam

Steve was adamant that he didn’t want to spend his birthday in June at home in the depths of winter.  I am always wanting to go to new places but all the places in Asia that we looked at didn’t … Continue reading

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