road to hana drive maui

The Road to Hana on Maui. Photo by Peter Liu/Flickr

21 thoughts every driver has had on the Road to Hana

Driving Maui's famous road is a roller coaster ride of emotions for those who are actually behind the steering wheel.

Driving Maui's Road to Hana is a roller coaster ride of emotions, especially for those who are actually driving it.

1. “I love to drive, no problem. Let’s do this!”

road to hana emotions

 

2. “Will you look at that—the open road! These bamboo forests! Ocean blue! I LOVE DRIVING YES I DO.”

road to hana emotions

 

3. *after making a perfect hairpin turn* “Wow. I’m the best driver to have ever existed. I basically invented cars.”

road to hana emotions

 

4. *25 turns in* “I have to admit all these curves are kind of relaxing!”

road to hana emotions

5. *someone tells you there's 620 curves* "Wait, how many—are you joking?"

road to hana emotions

 

6. *passengers ooh-ing and aah-ing at waterfalls* “What'd I miss???"

road to hana emotions

 

7. “Is this ever going to end?”

road to hana emotions

 

8. *approaches first narrow one-lane bridge* “Ummm…”
road to hana emotions

 

9. *and another car is coming straight for you*

road to hana emotions

 

10. “Oh, youuuu feel sick. Okay.”

road to hana emotions

 

11. “I can’t wait to do this all over again, at night, in pitch black darkness."
road to hana emotions

 

12. “For the 10th time, no, we’re not stopping for banana bread again.”
road to hana emotions

 

13. *car following close behind you* “Don’t feel rushed. Don’t feel rushed. Don’t feel rushed.”
road to hana emotions

 

 

14. "Hope everyone likes Prince, because that's all we're listening to."

road to hana emotions

 

15. *pulls up to gas station after hours of driving* “Ha, I’m not pumping this tank up. Someone else in this car can help and do something with your lives for once.”

road to hana emotions

 

 

16. *when you make eye contact with other drivers at the Halfway to Hana stop* “I feel you."

road to hana emotions

 

17. “Is. This. Ever. Going. To. End.”
road to hana emotions

 

 

18. “What if my hands get stuck in this position forever?"

road to hana emotions

 

 

19. “Travaasa Hana should give an automatic free stay to everyone who drives the road to Hana. Yes, we all deserve free stays at Travaasa Hana!"

road to hana emotions

 

 

20. *sees the Welcome to Hana sign* “THE PROMISED LAND — IT'S REAL"
road to hana emotions

 

 

21. *steps out of car at destination* “Totally worth it.”
road to hana emotions