Amateur Spaniards: A Skateboard Pilgrimage

3 months of us living and skating in Spain condensed into a 6 minute skate video. Most of the skating was filmed in around Malaga, but there are clips from all across Spain. Special thanks to Griptape Skateshop for being rad and welcoming me into the crew.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL

The Detourist Guide To Travel is a long term travel show that I’ve created with my lovely lady Laura. It’s based around experiencing what it’s really like to live, work and enjoy a destination like the locals do, not the people who visit. So, for the past several years we’ve left our home in the Northwest (Tacoma, WA) and lived somewhere new in the world from Vietnam to Maui and all the way over to Spain. What makes us different than the other 100 billion travel vloggers, digital nomads and backpackers on Youtube? We avoid the tourist track. No hostels or resorts. No tour guides or guide books. No souvenirs or travel clothes. We buy vehicles & groceries. We get apartments & jobs. We go slow & take our time, because if a place is worth going, it’s worth staying for a while. Enjoy the latest episodes below!


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 31

On this episode of the show we take you to meet our new friend named Eddie and learn all about how he is living green on Maui through DIY permaculture. He shows us his backyard chickens, his two DIY aquaponics systems, his rad bee keeping setup, his solar panel setup which allows him and his wife to charge their 2 Teslas (Tesla Model 3 + Tesla Model S) and run the AC 24/7 in the Maui, Hawaii heat off clean renewable energy. He also describes how he just quit his job at 61 years old to complete his 50 state road trip where he plans to complete his bucket list by driving the entire USA, including all 50 states in his fully electric vehicle. He just might be the most interesting guy on Maui.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 30

On this episode Laura takes us through her Maui Yoga journey and we explore the Kihei Yoga studios (Maui Yoga Loft + Maui Hot Yoga) where she is teaching yoga as a traveling yoga instructor. If you're an aspiring Maui yoga teacher or want to become a traveling yoga instructor this yoga vlog is full of tips to become a travel yoga teacher.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 29

On this episode of the show we take you hiking deep into Maui's Iao Valley. Tag along as we hike our way through the jungles of Maui, along epic ravines and cliffs, passed endless waterfalls and river valleys for one of our favorite hikes on Maui so far. Whether you're looking for the best hiking trail on Maui or just want see Maui's wall of tears, this just might be the top Maui hike!


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 28

On this episode of the show we take you back up to Haleakala National Park and go for an awesome hike into the crater. We spend the day hiking the sliding sands trail which is known by many as one of the best hikes on Maui. If you want to find more of the best hikes on Maui's check out our Maui hiking playlist on our YouTube channel.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 27

On this episode we show how we're continuing to live cheaply on Maui via our awesome Maui Hawaii work exchange we setup. Follow along as Alex finishes up building an awesome outdoor space in Kihei, Hawaii.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 26

On this episode we visit one of Maui's best beaches. We drive up to the world famous Napili Bay Maui and spend the day on Napili Beach Hawaii. We also make a stop at the popular Gazebo restaurant in Napili and find a secret spot near Napili Bay to take some awesome yoga photos.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 25

On this episode, we go on a road trip adventure on Maui with our friend Audrey and drive the back way to Hana. While many people take the Hana Highway, we decided to do the road to Hana in reverse. We don't make it all the way to Hana but we do make lots of rad stops and take our time driving the back side of Hana.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 24

On this episode Laura sits down with one her best friends Audrey and they discuss Audrey making the move to Maui in early 2019. She explains how and why she decided to move from Seattle area (Tacoma, WA) to Maui, and she gives some great tips and tricks if you're planning on living on Maui or even just thinking of moving to Maui. We find out how to get a job on Maui, how to ship your car to Maui, how to find a home on Maui and even how to find a man on Maui.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 23

On this episode we show you how to go kayaking with humpbacks on maui and take you on the best maui whale watching tour. We spend the day with our friend and Hawaiian Paddle Sports  (https://hawaiianpaddlesports.com) owner Tim, chasing around humpback whales and paddling around the Olowalu reef. If you're looking for Maui's best whale watching tour definitely check out our friends at Hawaiian Paddle Sports.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 22

On this episode we move on down to our new house in Kihei and get to know a new part of Maui. We also show you what we're doing for our second Hawaii work trade / work exchange deal.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 21

On this episode we leave Maui for the weekend and take the ferry to Lanai. We spend the weekend camping on Lanai, hanging with friends at Manele Beach, doing morning yoga and snorkeling in Manele Bay. Lanai is such a beautiful island!


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 20

On this episode we drive one of Maui's top attractions, the road to Hana, with a caravan of friends to a Maui waterfalls hike, nicknamed "Frog Ponds". The weather isn't on our side on this one but we make the best of our time driving the road to Hana and enjoy some Maui waterfalls and our Maui hike anyway.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 19

On this episode of The Detourist Guide To Travel we take you back to one of our favorite beaches on Maui, the beautiful Po'olenalena Beach (AKA Secrets Beach) where we do some beach yoga with friends. Then we head upcountry to check out the new Pukalani skatepark and spend some time skateboarding Maui at one of the best skateparks on Maui. Then, we wrap it all up with some Maui Hawaii drone footage and the "Drone Crash 2019", where Alex crashes his new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone right on the beach. Is the Mavic dead forever?


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 18

On this episode we show you where to kayak on Maui. We borrow some Intex inflatable kayaks and take you over to West Maui to attempt to go Kayaking with Humpback Whales. After spending the day in the Kayaks paddling around the Olowalu reef, we head over to hang with some friends down on the south side.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 17

On this episode we take you to explore a new beach (White Rock Beach) for some of the best snorkeling on Maui that we've found! On this underwater adventure we swim with some Maui turtles, see one of Maui's healthier reefs and show you why this is our new secret snorkel spot in Kihei. So, if you're looking to find a reliable spot for snorkeling on Maui or swimming with maui turtles this is it.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 16

On this episode, we take you on a Maui snorkeling adventure at one of the top snorkel locations on Maui, the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. Then we head on down to Big Beach and swim under the big waves to see how it is snorkeling at Big Beach. While snorkeling at Big Beach may not be the top location for snorkeling on maui, La Perourse Bay also known as Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve is known for being one of the best spots for snorkeling on maui.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 15

On this episode of the show we take you to Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku, HI and purchase our first set of snorkel gear on Maui. We get lots of great info on the different masks and snorkels, as well lots of tips and tricks from the guys in the shop. Then we head down to South Kihei and explore a couple of the best beaches on Maui, specifically two of South Maui's Best Beaches (Big Beach & Maluaka Beach).


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 14

On this episode of the show, we teach you where to see turtles on Maui! Our good friend Audrey flies in to Maui to hang with us for a bit, and then we spend the next couple days hanging on the beach in Kihei, showing her around the island and checking out "Maui's turtle beach" better known as Ho'okipa Beach near Paia, Hawaii.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 13

On this episode we finally visit some of the world famous Maui waterfalls on the 13 crossings trail (also know as Makamaka'ole Falls). This hike goes from lush jungle to secluded swimming holes and ends with some of Maui's best waterfalls!


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 12

On this episode, we bring you something a little different as we go upcountry to Makawao for a weekend workshop with Ram Dass, Frank Ostaseski & Roshi Joan Halifax.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 11

On this episode of the show we have our first friends visit the island, we hang with with the cutest baby of all time, enjoy some family vacation time and watch some killer sunsets + humpback whale acrobatics.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 10

On this episode we pack up our tiny studio apartment and make the move to a new house! We also go and test drive a few scooters for Alex to cruise around here on Maui.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 9

On this episode we take a road trip to one of Maui, Hawaii's best attractions, the world famous Haleakala National Park. We take you with us from our front door all the way to the summit. On the way we stop at our favorite restaurant Tin Roof, then drive up the windy highway to Haleakala's summit where we spend the day exploring the park and finding the perfect spot to watch the Haleakala sunset.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 8

On this episode Laura shares her experience's finding a yoga studio on Maui, as well as some helpful advice for aspiring yoga instructors looking to teach yoga classes while traveling abroad.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 7

On this episode we go on our very first hike here on Maui, Hawaii in the West Maui Forest Preserve. Tag along as we explore what many call Maui's best hike, the Waihee Ridge Trail.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 6

On this episode, follow along as Alex builds an entire deck project from start to finish in this tropical jungle paradise as part of our work trade here on Maui


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 5

On this episode, we hunt down one of Southern Maui's best beaches and have our first real "beach day" on the island. Then, we get back in the water with our snorkel gear and swim with some Maui's famous sea turtles.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 4

On this episode, Laura takes us on a tour of the work trade property where we're living near the West Maui Forest Reserve. From lush jungles to natural streams to overgrown buildings, this 5+ acre property is a wild and beautiful place to call home!


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 3

On the third episode, we are on the hunt for a vehicle for our new home on Maui, but finding a reliable used car or truck isn't going to be easy.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 2

On the second episode, join us as we leave our rainy home base in Tacoma, Washington to head to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii for the first season of The Detourist Guide To Travel.


THE DETOURIST GUIDE TO TRAVEL - SEASON 1 (MAUI) EPISODE 1

On the first episode, join us as we discuss ourselves, our travels and prepare to leave our rainy home base in Tacoma, Washington to head to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii for the first season of The Detourist Guide To Travel.