The nice thing about Monday dreaming is that expense and geography are irrelevant. For example, today I woke up thinking of a Hawaiian vacation. Now, I have only the most tentative plan to go to Hawaii (as part of a long trip that is still basically a gleam in my eye). But that hasn’t stopped me from imagining a hike through a verdant, tropical forest, the air sweet and moist. Or maybe I’ll dream instead of a day at the beach complete with snorkeling gear so that we can spend hours gazing at the teeming undersea world that so fascinates Teddy. Yep, I definitely think that at some point, Hawaii will be on our agenda.
Here’s the one problem: Since I’ve never been to Hawaii, I have only the most generic vision of palm trees, blue waters, and volcanoes. I wouldn’t even know where to begin planning a trip there. What island should we stay on? What type of accommodations should we choose? Happily, I was able to turn to my family travel blogging compatriots at Best Family Travel Advice for some help. Looking there, I see that Maui comes highly recommended as a family friendly place to visit, whether we rent a condo near the ocean or stay in a resort with great snorkeling instruction. Sounds like a done deal – I’ve got us parked in beach chairs on the beach at Wailea (which has a musical name that I happen to love). But wait – I also see that Oahu has its own attractions including reasonably priced rentals, the Pearl Harbor memorial, and the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. History and nature – a perfect combination for my family.
Decisions, decisions – guess I’m lucky I don’t actually have to pick today but can virtually visit both islands!
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