Hawaii, Island of Inspiration! 

So many wonderous sites to behold in this part of the world. The lush landscapes in Hilo, the massive volcanos on “The Big Island”, the black sands of Punaluu Beach, the lava trees and rock formations or simply the majestic beaches. All these sites were foreign to me but will forever be imprinted on my heart.  

There is something for everyone in Hawaii. World known for its massive waves in Oahu, this destination is a surfer’s paradise. If you prefer to scuba or snorkel, I highly recommend the Maui Snorkel Tours company, we were entertained by a large variety of curious fish for over 2 hours and the guide was patient and knowledgeable. For those who are adventurous but prefer to sight see, a day trip to The Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or a tour of The Rainbow Falls in Hilo will be a worthwhile venture.  

If a relaxing outing is more your choice of the day, a luxurious swim in one of Hawaii’s hot ponds is highly recommended. Unfortunately, the one that we had visited, Ahalanui Hot Pond at Pualaa County Park, was destroyed by lava after the 2018 eruption of Kilauea, but there are several more that will definitely compare.

What is visiting Hawaii, without attending a “lūʻau”. The dancers, the music, the fire! This traditional Hawaiian feast is without a doubt one of the highlights of visiting Hawaii. 

Spending some time in this tropical destination was on my “dream” list and I must admit that visiting Hawaii during my 15-night cruise onboard a Princess Cruise Line ship made it all that more memorable. From the moment we boarded in Los Angeles CA to the moment we debarked, we were treated like royalty

The food was exceptional, the staff friendly and helpful and the accommodations were perfect. Although a little chilly during the crossing of the Pacific Ocean, the cruise line offered many activities during the day and evenings, including Movies Under the Stars, served with hot chocolate and a warm blanket. I personally enjoyed this time to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and catch up to some “me” time.  

If, like us, you would like to visit Hawaii during the Christmas Holidays, you have to wish everyone a “Mele Kalikimaka” or  “Merry Christmas”.