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HOUYVET (Spread) Carine, Manu and their daughter Lou at the home‐

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hey’ve been at it for years, traveling slowly,
spending a month or more at a single location.
For them, it’s about experiencing an area as
those who live there do. Carine Camboulives and
Manu Bouvet don’t stay in fancy hotels; they ask for the
hospitality of the people, and they get it because of
who Manu and Carine are: happy, humble, enthusiastic,
hard­working people who look you in the eye and
greet you with a smile. “Zee ting some people don’t
understand iz you ave to be zort of, ardcore. We have
done treeps where we go somewhere no one like uz has
been before, and we camp on zee beach for a monse.
Sometimes it iz beautiful. But sometimes, it can be ard,
y’know?” Carine explains.
Camboulives spent her early years in Paris. Like many
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old. “It was horrible…” says Carine of the early days of
sailing. “The little boats, the bad weather—and we were

such little children.”
Luckily Carine’s older brother Serge got into
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and took her out on it when she was nine. Many of
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and Carine got hooked like many other French sailors
did….
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too….
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two windsurfers to connect, but it’s not hard. The school
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“Most French students’ 
internships were at 
banks, manufacturers… 
Manu & Carine interned 
at a surf shop”

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Guadeloupe. Then in 1993, Carine and Manu spent
six months on Maui interning at a business focused
on vacation rental. It was on this trip that the couple
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summer organizing and planning (something they are
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1994 and further established
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business, Maui International
Connection. They focused
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North Shore vacation rentals
for international clientele.
The business ran through
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windsurf shop, The Maui
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still operates not far from its
original location where Manu
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Manu worked on getting
clientele, which meant he
needed to go and meet with
all the North Shore property owners so he could speak
intelligently to perspective clients about housing options.
This was a great opportunity for this likeable young
Frenchman to meet pretty much everyone on the North
Shore, since pretty much everyone was into vacation

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around Paris on the weekends
if there was enough wind—if
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Part of the University
curriculum for Manu and
Carine included internship.
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venture off and work to gain
practical understanding of the
business courses they were
studying. Common choices by
the student body for internships
were banks, manufacturers,
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Carine and Manu wanted
to do something outside the norm. They agreed they
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After another year at school, it was off to intern in

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Meanwhile, French super babe Carine started
modeling through a Maui agency and got work left and
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“Sure there was a lot to get done, and lot of work all
the time, but we set it up so we could get to the beach
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bank somewhere while we were here on Maui. It was
like living a dream.
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Tahitian boy named Teiva. (See the Teiva Joyeux

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about Tahiti and showing pictures, saying, “when I go
back, you have to come too.” After nine months on
Maui, Carine and Manu went to Tahiti for a month with
Teiva, and they have remained lifelong friends—in fact,
Teiva is the godfather of Carine and Manu’s daughter
Lou.
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the couple with many unknowns ahead.
Military conscription in France had been around since the days of
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impending writing on the wall.
As his time for military service approached, Manu moved back to Paris
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voluntarily bring on a mental disorder—but he also involuntarily had an
attack of tachycardia, a condition where you have a fast and/or irregular
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drinking coffee and smoking hash, slept the days away, and did not shave

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or shower. Manu went from living the Maui dream with his girl to creating a
nightmare solo in Paris.
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wanted to be. No sleep at all for three days. No food, only caffeine and
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“The craziest thing of all,” Manu says, “is that I walked into this big room with
so many people and these bright lights and noises, and I was ALL messed

“As Manu’s military 
service came closer, he 
worked on being ineligible”

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of Maui. And I see all my friends, all the people I know, smiling and having
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And it was….”
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Carine’s friends told her about the Green Card lottery,
where you and twelve million of your friends put your
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On the second year that she entered, Carine won a
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Two days later, Carine and Manu were married on Maui.
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paperwork for the Green Card so they could live happily
ever after…
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show. She was armed with hundreds of pages of
coverage in magazines the world over, a beautiful
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his Maui International Connection business card, some
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infectious smile, and sincerity. Together, organized and
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Kevin Pritchard. Manu and Carine got added to that
roster, and while all those other names have faded,
Manu and Carine continue to reap rewards from that
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Neil Pryde, another company they continue to represent
today. As soon as those deals were done, a plan was
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one had been to before, where they could explore and
ride empty waves. This was their top priority.
How’d They Do That?
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some cash. Combining that with the small budget from
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overheard talk of buried treasure on a lost isle, Manu
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waves, and wind, and all the beauty that an unspoiled
tropical island possesses.
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windsurfer, Antoine Albeau, secured upcoming (at the
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a boat out of Tortola that was willing to take them all to
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and organizing they did for that trip is still paying off
today. The pictures were incredible, the story amazing,
the conditions unreal. The exposure for Carine and
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the marketing director for the French clothier Oxbow,
a brand they had both known since childhood. Oxbow
was putting together an international travel team, an
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Carine’s international exposure, French roots, and
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couple and the brand to work together. Over the years
the relationship has prospered, with Manu and Carine as
primary resources for travel pieces the world over.
>5"&9(8,&!+&C(5).&T(%)+$&(+-&C(+5&4$%$&/$"")+/&")%$-&
of living in rentals. They were inevitably only on Maui
for a few months at a time before it was time for their
+$R"&(-2$+"5%$=&[$"5%+)+/&"!&C(5)&!<"$+&7$(+"&1+-)+/&
a new place to live. They wanted to establish a more
permanent home base.
This was in the heyday of subprime lending, and Manu
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no residency, but with some cash from the sale of Maui
International Connection plus whatever else they could
muster, the couple sealed the deal on a North Shore
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their initial reactions and plan for the property proved to
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be a great place to connect back to the land, and to
the earth….”
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that neglected lily pond is practically a swimming pool
already….”

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Nine years later, there are no swimming pools at the
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Neither Manu nor Carine had intended to get the farm
running again.
Carine admits, “I was sort of traumatized by gardening
when I was a kid. My family, they were like obsessed
with the gardens we had, and every weekend, all the
time, it seemed like they were out there, picking this or
that, planting, watering, on and on. And all I wanted to

“…not just a house they 
bought; it was a rundown, defunct water lily 
farm in Haiku”

do was go play tennis with my friends, or do something
exciting. Not stay in the garden every single day. Now
look at me. In the mud, working on the farm, and loving
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new owners let the property get run down and become
overgrown. Manu and Carine did not plan on bringing
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the original owner stopped by the property to have a
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manages to stumble across abroad, the prior owner
offered to help them revive the farm and graciously
pass on all his years of experience and knowledge. The
next thing they know, Carine and Manu are water lily
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Over the years, Manu and Carine have handled
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the water lilies. The business has done well—so well that
it was featured in the Maui News back in the spring
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comfortable, as is holding something in your hands to
balance with…I loved it right away.”
About this same time, Carine was pregnant with their
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harder and harder to surf, which she loves to do. “I was
about six or seven months pregnant, and I wanted to
surf, but it was too much on me, so I tried standup and
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get on it right away. And though the company wasn’t
totally sure that the Maui couple was the right resource
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so much access for exploration. They intentionally go
where others have not. The coastlines are a mystery.
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locales they would otherwise miss. Plus, before standup,
they primarily focused on windsurf destinations, which
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on me, so I tried standup… 
it was perfect”
­Carine on sup as the perfect way to surf
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go places on my sup where I used to need a Jet Ski.
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is like an extension of that. It opens up so much space.
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south side of Maui is the best.”

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Traveling With a Child Without Missing a Beat
Pre kid, Carine and Manu had to work logistics for
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lodging, food—in lands without
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Post kid, add childcare to that list,
in places where you don’t speak the
language…Sometimes the pressure
is on.
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the photo shoot, when you have to
be on the water to get the shots.
Sometimes the conditions are good
for only a short time, and we need
day care or a baby sitter right away.
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someone. You have to use your instinct and be sure
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we need the shots…”
On the other hand, traveling with a child opens up so
many opportunities the couple would otherwise miss.
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Lou will interact with kids her age. This means that the
parents of kids playing get to meet each other too.
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Lou was crying on the boat, and we didn’t know where
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crying baby, people want to help you.”
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they are a family too, they can relate to you right away,
and they open up. They are friendlier, kinder to us.”
Last fall, while back in France after a trip in remote
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about what she had recently been up to. This included
staying with tribal kids in areas where
few Caucasians have been before.
Soon enough the director of the
school asked Manu and Carine if
they would share their experience
with Lou’s class. And then another
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to get the story, and the traveling
family got to show some pictures of
their trip, and explain the history of
the region, and talk to the kids (and
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and what it’s like to spend time in
places so removed from the mainstream.
The stories of standup’s global couple speak for
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Tobago, India, Micronesia, Sri Lanka and many more…
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family that has been following their dream for a pretty
long time.

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