Here at Travaasa, we have the pleasure of hosting some pretty interesting and insightful travel writers,  both for work and play.  These individuals contribute to travel outlets such as Expedia, Fodor’s Travel, and Canon Cameras. We thoroughly enjoyed having them on property, as they have some of the most exciting stories of life on the road. Here are just a few of the fantastic travel writers we’ve had the pleasure of spending time with in 2013…


Spencer Spellman (The Traveling Philosopher)

Wanderer, travel writer and cocktail chronicler, Spencer Spellman, is on a mission doing 30 things at age 30 he’s never done before. How’s the Road To Hana for an adventure, Spencer? This Expedia editor enjoyed snorkeling James Bond-style with an underwater scooter, learned to cast net fish, lounged in the infinity pool, boogied with local musicians, and enjoyed a couple stunning sunrises from the Sea Ranch Cottages. What does he have to say about Travaasa Hana? “Stop and stay a while…”

Follow him on Twitter: @spencerspellman


Matt  Long (Landlopers)

Matt typically isn’t much into the “holistic” lifestyle and certainly doesn’t seek out gluten free meals in his day-to-day life, that is, until he came to visit us in Hawaii. Matt Long is a luxury travel blogger based out of Washington DC who specializes in luxury and adventure travel. He has visited all seven continents and more than 60 countries where he uncovers the best in off-the-beaten path adventures and a soft, fluffy pillow to end the day. Matt’s favorite things about Hana include the rest and respite offered at the Travaasa property, which goes hand-in-hand with exploring the nearby community and hiking the beautiful terrain. “I opened a beer, sat on the patio, closed my eyes and listened to the waves crash against the nearby beach. I opened my eyes to find a beautiful sunset and I felt at home. I was happy, truly happy for the first time in a long time.”

Follow him on Twitter: @LandLopers


Andrew Dobson (

Travel writer and foodie guru, Andrew Dobson, joined us at Travaasa Hana a few weeks ago to capture Maui’s “fun in the sun” with his Canon EOS 6D DSLR (aka. A fancy camera). What does he think about our secluded paradise? “Set amid rolling grass fields and palm trees above Kaihalulu Bay, it is here where those looking to immerse themselves in authentic Hawaii will find the greatest satisfaction. The original property first opened in 1947 and through the years has enjoyed many concept iterations. Today the resort boasts stunning sea ranch cottages, world class spa and a experiential program which encourages guests to hop on a horse, snorkel with the local fish, laze by the pool and keep fit during early morning yoga classes.”

Follow him on Twitter: @Dobbernation