Hi from Maui!
So many of you have asked why we are doing five weeks in Maui so I wanted to get a quick post out there to answer all of your questions!
Five Weeks in Maui – WHY:
1.You guys know by now that I (as of last January) work full-time on my blog. This means I can work from basically anywhere.
2.Troy is actually in limbo right now because his new job doesn’t start until March. He met with his new employer before we left and got a lot of materials to read up on to learn more about his new job. He has homework you could say, haha!
3.We never got a honeymoon. We had our wedding in Canada but flew back home two days after the actual wedding!
Originally we were talking about doing a honeymoon in New Zealand and then a beach trip in January. I then had dinner with a friend who had just been in Maui and ran into another old friend THE SAME NIGHT that used to live in Maui and it was just kind of fate. I ran home and asked Troy if we could do just one long trip to Maui instead of two trips! Maui was the best place for January/February as well weather wise!
After he agreed I was online every day trying to find the best pricing for the trip. It actually ended up being around the same price for one long trip to Maui than it would have been for two short trips to the beach and to New Zealand!
Planning the Trip:
Every time I thought I found a place for us, the next time we looked it was gone. I finally found a place to stay for two weeks and then another place to host us for the last three weeks. These were both booked through VRBO.
Apparently January is high season here in Hawaii. They say this is due to weather, whale migration, and snowbirds (people who move from the North to warmer climates).
We immediately went to Priceline to find a car and ended up getting one for $20 a day! The secret to rental cars is to book them IMMEDIATELY! We just looked at getting a second car for when we have visitors and it is up to $40 a day!
We are kind of just making plans as we go. Yesterday we booked a snorkeling excursion we are going on tomorrow and then we will just go from there.
We definitely plan on doing:
Road to Hana
Trip to Big Island
Tons of Hikes
Sunrise Bike Ride Down Haleakala
If you have any more suggestions please comment below!
In terms of eating out, we are literally just going through all of your recommendations one by one and trying out those places! You guys had the best recommendations for Paris so I am trusting you again for this trip! It has been so helpful so far!
People are also so nice here and willing to help! We already had a local ask if we wanted to do a hike with him and his wife on Wednesday!
The first two and a half weeks will be our honeymoon and then we will have visitors the rest of the trip. My sister and brother-in-law are coming for 10 days and then Troy’s parents are coming for 7!
Oh- and I also definitely plan on doing some type of work out every day while I am here!
I will DEFINITELY BE WORKING while here! Expect 3-4 blog posts a week, at least two Instagram posts a day, and soooo many fun Instagram Stories!
Things coming up:
Review of Ritz Carlton
Review of Westin Maui & Whalers Village
and I will be working on some really fun brand campaigns while I am here!!
You can easily shop EVERYTHING I wear on this trip!
themilleraffect.com/Instagram – where you can shop all of my Instagram posts.
themilleraffect.com/Maui – Where you can find all of my Maui blog posts.
themilleraffect.com/shop-swim– You can shop all of my swimsuits here (I add more daily!)
themilleraffect.com/shop-outfits– Here is everything I packed for my Maui trip!
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Wednesday- Wedding Post!!
Thursday- Book Review
Friday- Week 1 in Maui (activity, food, and outfit re-cap!)
I hope you enjoy following along during our five weeks in Maui!