There is no need to mention again my love for traveling. It is part of my life and I don’t see myself ever settling for anything less than seeing the beauty of this world.
One of my dream locations is the ever mesmerizing Hawaii. One of my regrets (if I can call it that way) is the fact that I lived in the US for more than 4 years and I never got myself to this heaven on earth. But the plans still stand and I hope in the near future I can swim in the beautiful ocean.
Meanwhile, I read about the different islands and get myself all well-informed so when I do get there I will be less like a tourist and more like a resident. (My hope are quite big, aren’t they?)
We’ve all heard about Honolulu, Kauai, Oahu, and Lanai, but there are eight different islands, one more beautiful than the other. So I might as well just move there for three months to make sure I truly experienced the Hawaiian lifestyle, right? I only wish! While I love to dream with my eyes too wide open sometimes, let’s face it: in one vacation you can see so much. So I gathered few thoughts of what my vacation would look like.
There are secret swimming holes. I mean that is just perfect. As you walk through the dense forest and get close to the water, you might step into these peaceful natural pools in between the rocks where you can just swim and relax. Waterfalls are everywhere and, while you make sure to wear proper shoes (apparently the rocks might pinch you a bit in the feet), you can jump in the waterfall and have the time of your life. Heaven!
Black beachs, also known as Punalu’u Beach, are sand composed of lava. They can be found on the Big Island and while you enjoy this not-so-common view, you can chill out with the sleeping turtles and make yourself new friends with these amazing creatures, of course from a distant because they are protected by law. I will just wave and wink at them because we understand each other’s sleeping mode.
If you have a sweet tooth like I do, this is the place to be. With desserts all over the place, I can only imagine the heaven I will be in. Guri guri, a hybrid of shaved ice and sorbet, hot glazes on a stick are the perfect desserts for those hot days. A must try!
Watch the dolphins at sunsets. What a dream! I am not a fan of aquariums because it just breaks my heart when I see these amazing animals who are just held in such small places. I remember the last time I went to one, when I was a child, and I went to a dolphin show. I started crying and we had to leave the show earlier. Just heartbreaking! Anyways, back to my vacation in Hawaii. Here, you can watch them free in the ocean, where they belong.
Also, the Stairway to Heaven. I read somewhere it’s considered trespassing, but it has one of the most amazing views in this world. Maybe a risk worth taking? Still thinking about it.
Of course, this trip cannot be completed with a great resort and visiting the temples and the Japanese Gardens. The land of exotic fruits and perfect sunrises and sunsets and surfers!