Last day in Kauai

I had looked up the forecast for the day before going to bed and set an alarm for 7:30am since the sun was supposed to be out in the morning! Thankfully, as the morning went, the rain kept being pushed back later and later in the day! We ended up spending about 3.5hrs laying at…

Getting Dirty 

Wow what a day! We started our morning bright and early, leaving our hotel at 7am to make our way to Kauai ATV. We had signed up for a ride to this waterfall, but when we checked in they told us the stream had gotten too big so they couldn’t take us to the waterfall….

We Saw the Sun!

Our morning started out with a boat trip to fern grotto. The boat trip was actually pretty fun (20minutes each way). We had some fun music on the way and some informational stuff on the way back. The fern grotto is basically this cave that has a bunch of ferns growing on the outside. Apparently…

The Rain Makes Us Kauai

Well, when we woke up we looked outside and saw not just some rain, but a downpouring of rain! Originally our plans had been to go north, but we looked up the weather and decided to move that to Sunday. Naturally, I googled “things to do in Kauai when it rains” and found out there…

Waimea Canyon

We ended up leaving our hotel at 6:30am to go explore Waimea Canyon, per the advice of this random tour guide in Honolulu. He told us to get there early before the tour buses and clouds come in. Granted the weather forecast was mostly cloudy anyways (this is the best weather forecast we have for…

TheBus

Man we did a lot today! We went to bed so early yesterday so we both woke up around 7am. We packed our bags and headed out around 9am to catch a bus to Diamond Head. Diamond Head is a crater near Honolulu and you can hike to the top to get some great views!…

Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

We took off around 10am for Hanauma Bay Snorkeling! Clare found a place that transported you and provided you with snorkel gear for $25 so we went with that. Our driver was kind of crazy- he just kept saying weird stuff and when one group wasn’t at the stop they were supposed to be waiting…

Cruising through Oahu

This morning we went to this free breakfast/information thing we were invited to through our Costco travel deal. They took our picture with a lei and flower, but let us keep the flower! Looking so Hawaiian. Apparently if you put the flower on your right ear it means you’re single and the left ear means…

Aloha!

Wow. I had the best long airplane experience ever overnight! When I got on the plane and they closed the doors 70% of the plane was empty!!!! So after we tookoff I was able to move to the middle row and have FOUR seats to myself!!! Since my plane left at midnight I went to…

Sabbatical 2018

I work for the best company (Protiviti) that is letting me take a 2.5 month sabbatical from work (January 12-April 2) and I’ve decided to travel for most of it! Below is the plan and the hotels/hostels. Bangkok, Thailand (Jan 14-17) Baan Dinso 113 Trok Sin, Dinso Road, Borvornnivate, Pranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200 email: baandinso@baandinso.com Chiang…