For a girl who has always wanted to know what it feels like to fly, I sure got my answer! On my last day in Maui I signed up for Paragliding to fly tandem (with an instructor).
I flew with Proflyght Hawaii Paragliding's founder Dexter and he really calmed my nerves, despite my fear of heights. Once we reached the top of the hill it was time to start setting up our parachutes.
When Dexter felt a series of wind coming on, we readied ourselves for departure. After running a few steps we were in the air soaring above Maui. As a first time flyer, your instructor does all the work, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the view.
The Paragliding ride lasts about 12-15 minutes and is worth every penny, especially if you want a bird's eye view of the island.