Is this enough compensation? I got a refund and they blacklisted the property, but …

It wasn’t Margaret Peary’s first hotel booking on Priceline. But it may have been her last.

She’d been quoted a rate of $77 a night, which didn’t include hotel taxes for a condo in Kihei, Maui. Great rate, right?

But when she got her credit card bill, the fun started.

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Do horses zipline? How we discovered the answer on Maui

Horses aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. Palm trees. Pineapple plantations. Luau. Hula, maybe.

But horses? No. And definitely not cowboys. But in Maui’s upcountry, far from the beach resorts and the gentle surf and the postcard-perfect waterfalls, there I was, confronted with a funny question.

“Dad, which horse goes down the zipline?”

My six-year-old son, Iden, who’s a pro at coming up with riddles like that–unanswerable ones, usually–was totally serious. He’d seen the zipline course at Piiholo Ranch, on a hillside that leads up to one of Maui’s dormant volcanoes, and then horses, and he’d connected the dots.

“Horses don’t zipline,” I said.
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Maui through the eyes of kindergartner

If you’re looking for a place to vacation with your kindergartner, Maui may not be the first destination that comes to mind. But this Hawaiian island has a lot to offer your average six-year-old.

Here are a few snapshots from our recent visit. Look for detailed coverage on National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel blog soon.)
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