My wife and I have vacationed on Maui many times. We love the island. The town of Lahaina has a special place in our hearts.
Front Street in Lahaina was a delightful place to visit. We'd go there most evenings during our stay to shop, people-watch, see the art in the many galleries, eat. The atmosphere was like nowhere else we'd ever been.
Now much of Lahaina has been destroyed by the wind-stoked wildfires that have killed 53 people on Maui.
This screenshot from the video below shows the destruction. The three minute video was really painful for me to watch. It is raw footage, with no audio, but the pictures are more powerful than any words.
Please consider donating to one of the relief organizations mentioned in this Travel + Leisure story about the Maui wildfires.
Here's a photo of Lahaina's Front Street from the visit we made to Maui in 2017, the last time we were there, which was part of an Adobe Spark slideshow I made about our vacation. Again, its unbelievably sad that this marvelous place has been mostly reduced to ashes.