We had no major plans in Maui (except to attend the wedding and go to the lavender farm - for me) so my Dad who has never really seen Maui since back in day when it was all dirt roads and sugar cane fields wanted to spend most of our time driving around. The island is basically comprised of two huge mountain ranges on the west and east side with a narrow slit in the middle where most of the population lives. However, there are a few towns that live out in the boonies. Since there are no major highways, there is only one road that can get you to some of these places. It took us two whole days to circumnavigate the entire island. Although it was a bit antsy being in the car for a while, there was no denying how stunning and lush the island is. Driving on Hana Highway to the east side of the island offered flourishing rain forest and plunging pools and flowing waterfalls (right next to the road, too!) at every twist and turn it seemed. In comparison, the drive on Honoapiilani Highway towards the west side had heart dropping turns right along the cliff side, but spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It seemed at times we were the only ones out there, driving along the endless coastline. I'll admit I never wanted it to end.