Last week Tim and I treated ourselves to an amazing vacation in Hawaii. It's definitely as beautiful as they say and we had an amazing time.
Snorkeling was probably my favorite activity, even though I burned myself HORRIBLY on the very first day. Wear sunscreen kids, and for god sake reapply.
Second best or maybe even tied for very best activity was the Road to Hana. It's a whole day adventure and I highly recommend buying the accompanying CD from the lady at the Shell Station nearby. Also, if you're someone who suffers from car sickness (*points to self*) you should drive. This road is not for the faint of stomach.
Because we're those kinds of tourists (no shame), we went to the The Feast at Lele Lu'au. It was SO FUN and there was a fire eater for the big finale!! The booze is included, which never hurts ;)
There are several things I'm super happy I got/brought, so if you're planning a beachy vacation take note:
- Snorkels - we could have rented, but germs. Plus these worked SUPER well for us.
- Underwater Smartphone Case - this one never leaked and is really affordable
- Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson - everyone needs a beach book and this is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
- Swimsuit Coverup - I made my own based on this one by MayKool. It's really easy to make and avoids the crappy polyester fabric MayKool uses (why MayKool why?)
Mostly we just did whatever we wanted because vacations are supposed to be relaxing (see Tim? I'm learning). What are your favorite vacation bring-alongs?