Saturday, July 2, 2016
Last month, I took a trip to Los Angeles and Hollywood for the first time! A few places were recommended to me, including the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Guinness World Records Museum, so we checked that out during our vacation.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Hi everyone! I've been missing in action due to work and personal events this year, but I'm back on track. I decided to reward myself with a trip to LA this week, and I'm so excited!
I'm going to be in the Hollywood area, and I have my eye on a couple places to check out.
First off, the Hollywood Wax Museum! I'm so excited!
Saturday, December 14, 2013
During the second half of our trip to Kauai, we decided to explore the south shore and went sightseeing. Along the way, we checked out the Spouting Horn. This top picture was taken in the same area as the Spouting Horn's location.
Here is a short video clip if you want to see it in action:
Kauai is known as the garden isle because of the lush greens, trees, and plants that lend itself well to an outdoors themed place. In addition to the wonderful beaches, Kauai offers beautiful simplicity to residents and tourists.
Kauai has only one road that encompasses the island in a U-shape. While traveling to our next destination, we saw a lot of vines and trees that were absolutely stunning.
We stayed in Kapaa, Kauai, which is known as the coconut coast. I would recommend getting yourself a nice refreshing coconut drink. This one is from a small shop right before the road leading to Waimea Canyon.
Surprisingly, we did not find as many coconut or fruit drinks shops and stands as we thought we would find on this island. We stayed in Kapaa and the beaches were amazing! Grab yourself a coconut drink and head to the beach for a day of fun in the sun.
If you would like ideas for exploring Kauai, here are some things we did:
IDEAS FOR ACTIVITIES:
Haena Beach Park
Also, a fair warning for dining out in Kauai. The food prices there are absolutely off the charts. I live in one of the most expensive places (skyhigh rent, more than average priced meals, etc.) in this country, and I had sticker shock with the food prices. Prices reflect the fresh, local ingredients, but it can also indicate the need to charge people more since there are always tourists there.
Your best bet is to shop for groceries at Walmart, Costco, or Safeway and cook some of your meals while on vacation. This will allow you to explore more activities on the island!
TRAVELING AROUND THE ISLAND
We decided to rent an economy car, which was reliable and we were able to explore much of the island in a matter of five days. Keep in mind that it rains often in Kauai, and can rain everyday. However, the rain comes and goes and it does not rain the entire day. Kauai will also have flash flood warnings when there is a storm, so be prepared.
Use sunscreen at least every 1.5 to 2 hours. I did and still came back sunburnt. That sun and temperature is harsh on your skin.
There are roosters everywhere on this island, and are loud at all hours of the day. Be sure you don't run any over as they can and will get in the way of where you need to go. They are a protected species on the island.
Bring beach towels with you, even if you don't plan to go to the beach. You never know if you might spot a good beach to spend some time.
I hope you have a chance to visit Kauai!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Please note this giveaway has already ended, but you can check out the current giveaways on the right hand side of this page! Stay tuned for other trips that we will be giving away in the near future.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
How would you like to win a vacation for you and your family? Stay tuned to find out more details this week. We will be giving away a trip for one lucky winner. Isn't it about time you had a break to relax?