You know that one trip you always keep coming back to as the one by which you measure all others? That was our 2011 vacation to Hawaii.
During our 12 days there, we stayed in a bevy of Hawaii hotels—four to be exact, and toured five others—and we saw as much of the Big Island and Oahu as time allowed.
While it’s true, I travel more than your average person—and to places as far off and exotic as the Cook Islands and Borneo—Hawaii will always remain one of my favorite spots. Maybe it’s because the Big Island is where SVV and I got together—finally, after a year and a half of doing a relationship polka—though I think it’s rather because a more perfect vacation destination does not exist.
There’s no lack of “wildlife” either—we saw wild goats, donkeys and even ferrets on our hikes. While it’s a far cry from the tortoises and iguanas I unearthed in the Galapagos last week, at least it’s something, right?
The best part, in my opinion, is how easy it is to locate long, deserted stretches of coastline with no one else anywhere nearby.