Monday, January 16, 2012

Planning My Summer Vacation


While I freeze my arse off in New England, I am planning my summer vacation to Kauai.

Nice!

Anyone been there? Suggestions? Recommendations? Let me know!

Happy Monday! Dream about sea turtles and lush green landscapes,
Penelope

10 comments:

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

I've never been there, but I'm so jealous! I'd love to go there someday! Happy planning (I love planning vacations - alas, we're not doing anything this year. :()

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Love Hawaii but have only been to Oahu. Flying in I couldn't believe how clear the air was. My only suggestion is, it is a long flight from BOS and if I were with kids I would stop somewhere like SFO or SEA or LAX.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. I'm jealous! You go girl!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Can I come? OMG! What a gorgeous photo!

JenM said...

We got married on Kauai. It's like a tropical island wet dream. I highly recommend staying on the north shore. It's the wettest and most overgrown and beautiful part of the island. However, it's also very non-commercial - just one tiny town (Hanalei), one upscale resort (princeville) and a hole lot of quiet. If you prefer resorts, try Princeville, or the Hanalei Bay resort, but they are up on a cliff and you've got to walk down a bunch of stairs to ge to the beach. Instead, we rent a little house on the way to Tunnels Beach where the road ends and the NA Pali cliffs begin (we are DIYers when it comes to vacations and refer to rent a house or cOndo rather than going to a resort.

I highly recommend doing the first section of the NA Pali cliffs trail hike. It's about 4 miles round trip to Hanakapai Beach and back and can be muddy and slippery, but it's just extraordinary. I also highly recommend the boat sightseeing and snorkeling trips that run along the cliffs. There's so many other things to do, but the one thing to keep in mind is that Kauai is QUIET. There's not much shopping, night life, restaurants, etc. if you want that you need to go to Oahu, or Maui. If you want wind, sun, sand, water, stunningly beautiful and relatively unspoiled scenery along with utter relaxation and true "island time" then you'll love Kauai. Okay, I'll shut up now.

Penelope said...

Hi Julie! Sorry to hear you're not doing anything this year. You'll have to do fun stuff close to home....which I also love to do. This is our "20th Wedding Anniversary" celebration trip....was supposed to be to Wyoming, but it got delayed by my stupid heart attack. So, this should more than make up for that!

Penelope said...

Hi Steph...We'll probably stop in Cali. And watch lots of movies!

Penelope said...

Thanks, Juju! Can't wait!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! You are closer to Hawaii than I am....you should be making trips there, too!

Penelope said...

Jen....Thanks for all the hot tips! Sounds like you had an amazing trip there. I like QUIET! We're planning on lots of sea kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, boating, etc. And sipping pina coladas at sunset...hee hee! :^)