September 16, 2013

Mrs B. | A (very) Belated Honeymoon in Kaua'i

Good Monday morning! It feels great to be back in the studio after having the last two weeks off. I hope everyone has had a terrific weekend. Maybe it's even feeling like fall in your area. Still reporting upper 90's here in California! Definitely ready for some cooler weather.

One of the challenges of having a small business is the difficulty of taking time off! This is the reason it took over a year for Dominic and I to go on our honeymoon to the beautiful Kaua'i, Hawaii--but the wait was totally worth it!

We settled on Hawaii as our destination of choice since we live in Pasadena and it is a (fairly) quick flight from LAX and can even be direct (only 5 1/2 hours to paradise)! It was a little more difficult for us to choose to specific island to visit. 

We finally decided on Kaua'i for it's stunning beauty and all of the outdoor activities that it has to offer. It also helps that it's one of the least touristy islands that you can visit.

Can you even believe this turquoise water? No filter what-so-ever! All of the beaches on the island are different...and we made it a goal to visit many of them. There is even a sea glass beach (umm...dream come true)!

We knew when we decided on Kaua'i, we wanted to take advantage of the many outdoor activities that the island has to offer--and we definitely did. We ended up hiking a good bit and we also rented kayaks one day and kayaked on the Wailua River (my first time kayaking--I loved it and really want to do it again soon)!

But by far, our favorite part of the trip was taking a helicopter tour of the island. It absolutely took my breath away and I never wanted it to end. It was beauty beyond belief. No joke. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the island of Kaua'i, it is something not to miss. It is quite pricey but totally worth it.

One of the best things I did before leaving on the trip is buy a guidebook. I know there are many more technologically savvy ways to plan a trip but I am here to tell you that we lived by this book while there. Cell phone service on the island was we couldn't trust it for maps or internet in the remote areas (and a lot of the island is remote). It was also great to be able to use it to make quick itinerary changes if needed.

If you ever are headed to the island and have questions or need recommendations for activities or food, feel free to comment and I'd be happy to share more details of our trip. Next time I'd go for least two weeks. It was so hard to leave!

I'll leave you with some shots from the helicopter tour (we lucked into the front seats!).

Photo Credits: Bailey Rivera

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