I’m excited to share with you that I’ve been selected as one of seven New Media Artists in Residence to share the story and experiences of visiting Lanai. I’m honored to have been chosen to participate in this innovative program sponsored by the Lanai Visitors Bureau.
It’s no secret that I love Lanai. I really look forward to revisiting some of my favorite places like Keahaikawelo (Garden of the Gods), the remote and practically private Polihua Beach, and Lanai’s iconic Puupehe (Sweetheart Rock), just to name a few.
Along with returning to favorite places, I’m also looking forward to sharing these new Lanai experiences with you:
- Horseback riding at The Stables at Koele.
- A guided-hike on the Munro Trail to Lana’i Hale. (I’ve been reading The Story of Lanai by George C. Munro. In his book, he talks about planting Cook Pines along this ridge trial to help generate much needed moisture for the island. I’m looking forward to tracing Mr. Munro’s footsteps along his namesake trail.)
- Finding King Kamehameha’s favorite summer fishing retreat at Kaunolu Village
- Visiting the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center to learn more about the history of Lanai.
- Snorkeling with Trilogy and hopefully seeing the tail end of humpback season.
- Meeting as many of the friendly local residents as I can. From my experiences, Lanai has some of the friendliest folks in all of Hawaii!
I’ll be staying at all three hotels on the island. In Lanai City, there’s the historic Hotel Lanai. For a small island, Lanai hosts two Four Seasons Resorts with completely different styles and atmospheres – The Lodge at Koele in the upcountry and the ocean-side resort at Manele Bay. With staying at these three hotels, I think I’m going to feel like I’ve had three separate vacations.
I look forward to sharing my Lanai experiences with you here on the blog, on twitter, and on facebook. In the meantime, do you have any questions about visiting Lanai that I can try to answer? Feel free to comment here with your question or use this contact form.