About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching
State Parks, Beaches
Gift & Speciality Shops
Nature & Wildlife Areas
One of Maui’s best known beaches, expansive and sandy Ka’anapali offers fun in the sun with all the amenities you could hope for.
There are few things in the world comparable to the wonder of seeing humpback whales up close. Pacific Whale Foundation is one of the most reputable tour providers on the Islands with a focus on education, awareness, conservation and safety (for all species involved).
Shave ice is Hawaii’s most refreshing sweet treat, and Ululani’s ultra yummy version is considered by many locals and visitors alike to be the tastiest Maui has to offer.
Before tourists, Maui had whalers. Learn about Maui’s history and the world’s whaling traditions at this fascinating museum.
Be sure to make time to enjoy this spectacularly scenic ribbon of highway — whether for a wee hours of the mornings rush to the top in time for a dramatic sunrise (if not too cloudy), or for a leisurely day out of sightseeing.
Nature lovers and anyone seeking some peace and quiet would be wise to get off the road and spend at least a little time in this gorgeous patch of untouched wilderness.
Probably Maui’s most popular restaurant (and with good reason), Mama’s is world famous for its cozy setting, super friendly service and (most importantly) its amazing food. Seafood lovers will be especially in their element here.
The road to heavenly Hana is arguably the most scenic in the world — and definitely among the top contenders for most turns and curves.
This black sand beach on an ancient coastal trail leading to heavenly Hana is an evocative retreat with its rugged volcanic landscape, freshwater caves and more.
If you took all that time to drive here, you might as well stop and have a look around at this tiny community lucky enough to be situated in paradise.
Shop like a local — as they have been doing since 1910 — at this quaint and jam packed old country store.
These series of seven swimming holes, connected by waterfalls and set within a bamboo forest, are so breathtakingly beautiful you'll think it’s too composed to be real. It is. Mahalo Mother Nature!