Our family recently returned from a trip to the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Maui. We try to take a special trip somewhere warm each winter. I think it's our way of making up for our summers being so busy here on the farm. We go away in the winter when things are slow on the farm and pretend that we have a few days of a carefree summer. Thanks to channeling most of our farming bills through our awesome Chase Visa, we can earn tons of points that pay for our family's airfare and rental car each year. This was our first time to Maui, and while we remain loyal to Kauai, we have decided that we like Maui's weather a lot better. Because of the beautiful tropical rain forests in Kauai, you're a lot more likely to get rain, and when your kids live for the beach and water, you always long for perfect sunny days. Maui gave us 10 straight days of pure sunshine and warmth, and we enjoyed every second of it. There were so many wonderful memories made, and we can't wait to go back someday!