I WENT TO Maui last year. I’d visited Hawaii a few times before: the rugged coastline of Kauai, the jagged fields of lava on the Big Island. Yet, I wasn’t quite prepared for Maui.
Aside from what I expected at a touristy destination (rows of hotels, “traditional” luaus, etc.), it showed me more: sea turtles gliding along the sand, Occupy protests, dolphins, a massive volcano, towering waterfalls. Maui has the winding Road to Hana and New Agey enclaves that reminded me there are other worlds out there, other ways of being.
One thing it did not have: dubstep. So I added that final ingredient.