Star gazing on Maui in Hana, Hawaii

Star gazing on Maui in Hana, Hawaii

HANA, Hawaii — I came to play in a jungle, dance under a waterfall and swim with giant turtles in a tranquil sea. But at the end of the long, winding road to Hana, the thing that pleased me most was staring at the star-filled sky.

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