Tourism in Hawaii is one of the main industries – unless you are on Molokai Island. The saying “One of these is not like the other” kept running through my head my first few days on Molokai as it’s nothing like its other island siblings – and of course – that’s why I loved it. I spent my last week on the “Friendly Island” soaking up the culture and sun of Hawaii on the little and relatively unknown island of Molokai.
There’s only 1 hotel and 2 liquor licenses on the whole island to put things in perspective. Tourism seems sort of like an afterthought there – but don’t take that to mean there isn’t anything to do. There’s plenty to do if you are looking for a relaxing cultural holiday. It’s home to the tallest sea cliffs in the world, miles of empty beautiful white sand beaches, waterfalls hikes, and and you can visit the old leper colony of Kalaupapa, now a National Historic Park.
This week was full of photography and adventures – hiking, kayaking, cultural presentations, hot bread runs, mule riding, and a few history lessons. However, the most important part of my week was meeting the people and families of Molokai. There’s a lot to this island if you just slow down, listen, and be willing to talk story.
Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am in real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.