Meghan Miner Murray

Meghan Miner Murray

I'm a science and travel journalist

ecology, travel, budget travel, science, adventure travel, Hawaii, diving, marine life, conservation, freshwater ecosystems, hiking, environment, policy, geology, human interest, history

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The Telegraph

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel Review, Maui, Hawaii

Don’t be fooled by the motel-like room blocks or the aging lobby interior, quirky Kaanapali Beach Hotel may get you closer to the real Hawaiian experience than any other Maui hotel. Excellent, caring customer service and longstanding Hawaiian traditions ensure visitors feel like ohana (family).

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Backpacking the Muliwai Trail to Waimanu Valley on Hawaii Island

The trail is the only accessible route to this verdant valley.

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Bike Hawaii's tour of Waikiki takes you on a multi-sport adventure

You'll be hiking, biking and sailing your way around Oahu’s natural splendor.

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Hawaii Island in 11 hours by helicopter and by land | Hawaii Magazine

See volcanoes and the Kona coast on this all-day trip with Paradise Helicopters and Hawaii Forest & Trail.

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Sail from Maui to the island of Lanai on this unique day trip

Spend the day exploring the island of Lanai by catamaran.

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Built For Speed

In Keahou, a mile-long engineering marvel allowed ali'i (Hawaiian chiefs) to ride down a mountain at 50 miles per hour, all the way to the sea.

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Hawaii Business

Birds of Paradise

Hawaii Island’s new Cost to Coast Birding Trail encourages everyone to explore the island’s diverse landscapes while offering glimpses of otherwise hard-to-spot species.

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Kauai Road Trip

A road trip around the island of Kauai, featured in the April 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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Hawaii Business

New Way to Book Tours in Hawaii

Local startup partners with HAWAII magazine and companies to sell to tourists in real time

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The Telegraph

Hotel Review: Grand Wailea, Maui

Classic hotel luxury: golden bellhop carts, domed chandeliers and art everywhere – the hotel claims it’s the largest private collection of originals in the state. This Waldorf Astoria property also has the feel of a breezy seaside garden resort.

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The Telegraph

Hotel Review: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

The gorgeous Fairmont Kea Lani, with arched breezeways, lily pad-topped ponds and palm-lined thoroughfares looks as though it’s straight from the pages of a magazine. All suite and villa accommodations front an exclusive strip of tropical beach.

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The Telegraph

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Maui

This 40-acre seaside property has some of Kaanapali’s best facilities and amenities; two seaside pools with waterfalls, a 150-foot slide and grotto bar, colourful luau, cultural classes, and tours of its on-site wildlife including flamingos, swans and African penguins.

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The Telegraph

Hotel Review: Old Wailuku Inn

Lush Island greenery, quick-to-the-airport location and the thoughtful charms of a historic building combine for a peaceful and cosy stay at Old Wailuku Inn, where home-cooked breakfasts make visitors feel like house guests.

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The Telegraph

Hotel Review: Hotel Wailea, Maui

A leafy boutique lodge on Haleakala Volcano’s far western slopes. This Relais & Châteaux property has panoramic ocean views, swanky eco-inspired lodgings and perhaps more garden acreage per guest than any other Maui hotel.

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The Telegraph

Hotel Review: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation, the luxurious seaside Four Seasons has contemporary new rooms, more private nooks and new Hawaii-inspired art. A place to see and be seen, the property’s only setback may be its own popularity, seemingly at odds with its brand’s exclusivity.