Villa Specialist Richard Spence has seen many far-flung places across the world, but there was one destination he was always dreaming of: Hawaii. With friends working out there 2016 seemed like the perfect time to take the plunge, and fly half way around the world from his adopted home of Montreal to see the breathtaking beauty of the Aloha State for himself. We asked Richard to tell us about his trip in 10 questions.
Ah! The first moment of vacation! Do you have a first-day ritual?
To crack open a bottle of beer and hit the pool!
What was your favorite thing about the villa where you stayed, Hale O’Weilele?
A great heated pool and spa and the amazing ocean views, especially at sunset.
Name 1 or 2 features you wish you could take back home with you.
That incredible view!
What’s one experience in (Maui) a traveler cannot miss?
Taking a day to drive the Road to Hana, a hair-raising drive with many beautiful sights and interesting stops along the way.
Name the theme song to your vacation.
This Girl by Kungs
Did you tick off any “bucket list” items while you were there?
Flying in a helicopter for the very first time, from Maui to the neighboring island of Molokai. That trip was pretty unforgettable.
Did you have any vacation reads?
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
What’s one thing you never leave home without?
Aftersun lotion… no matter how hard I try to avoid it I always end up getting sunburnt at some point!
When you look back on this vacation in 10 years, what will you remember most?
The breathtaking sunsets, the wonderful laid back vibe, and the spectacular scenery everywhere you look.
Where are you off to next?
An African safari is very high up on my bucket list of vacation experiences to try!
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