Thursday, January 19, 2012

vacation destination.... Hawaii?

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San Diego 2009
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Since I just posted about a winter day, naturally I'd be posting about the beach :) It has been way too long since we've enjoyed the sunshine on a beach, and played in the salty waves. Luckily we have something to look forward to... We're going to HAWAII in May!! I can hardly wait :)
If you've been to Maui tell me what we MUST see. What activities should we NOT miss out on? Food/restaurants? Share the secrets with me, pretty please? :)

66 comments:

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

what part of Maui are you staying in?? SO exciting!! :)

Monica's Notebook said...

Ahhhh I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii! Yall are going to have so much fun!! :]

<3 Monica

Girlie Blogger said...

You make me want to go somewhere warm.

www.thegirlieblog.com

Erin said...

Downtown Lahaina- The Old Lahaina Grill is FANTASTIC...and a MUST SEE is Warren and Annabelle's- it's a magic show but it's rated as the best show to see in Maui. And it is, I laughed the entire time. Also, anything to do with Haleakala Crater is amazing. They have horseback riding into the crater, sunrise viewings, bike ridings, etc. And if you can muster it, the drive to Hana is fun and there are a few places off the road on the drive to Hana (like Black Sand Beach) and one about 30 minutes past called Seven Sacred Pools (I think??) that are absolutely gorgeous!

Too much info?? Haha, hope you have a blast! :)

Lauren said...

Love these pictures! :) Ah it's making me count down the days until our vaca!

So pretty!

xo

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Purposely at Home said...

yay for y'all! sorry, never been...so i can't tell you where to stay or what waves to surf on. ;D i hope y'all have a blessed weekend.

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Michelle P said...

We're going to Hawaii in either March or May!

Have fun!

Katy said...

I have never been to Hawaii but have always wanted to go! I can't wait to read your posts about your trip after you go!

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness!! How freakin exciting!! :) :) Happy for yall!! Especially since you've been stressed :( def something to look forward to!! Were going to the beach in May now too!! It's just the NC coast, def not Hawaii ;) but my cousin is getting married at Oak Island!

Elisha(: said...

Jealous!!! :P

Ashley said...

Oh boy.... I wish I had some secrets to share, but I've never been to Hawaii. I think that needs to change sometime in the near future. (: Hopefully my husband and I can make it there some day. You're going to looooove it there!

Denise said...

Eeeek!! We'll be on the beach too in May. Can't hardly wait! I hope you have so much fun :)

Megan said...

Ahhhhh, that is SO SO exciting!!!! I can't wait to see some pictures!!

Rich and Cass said...

You HAVE to drive to Hana! You'll be more nauseous than you've ever been but it was quite the exciting adventure for us last summer! We took the uncharted road and the locals were shocked when we told them how we got to Hana, but the scenery is well worth the risky drive. Also zip lining was really fun and beautiful.

Shaylynn;) said...

I'm going to let the fact that you didn't know me when you went on all of those vacations be the reason I let it slide for not inviting me.

But you totally know me now.

Anxiously awaiting my invite,
Shay.

JK:) I love love love Hawaii minus Honolulu.

Melanie said...

Oh how fun! I forgot what a nice sunny tropical getaway looks like! It's been wayyy too long for this girl. Hawaii in May, yes please, that is so awesome!

Btw, who is the flippn hottie-ba-tottie in the bikini?! Uhmmm that's my girl(you), that's who!! You look way too amazing, I will never go to the beach w/ you! Lol)


XOXOXOXO

kyna... said...

Hooray Hawaii!! I LOVE Hawaii! And Maui is my FAVORITE island! You HAVE to do the road to Hana. It's an all day road trip that is just beautiful and so fun and adventurous! And if you guys are up for it...waking up at 3:00 a.m. to drive up to the volcano is SOOOOO worth it!!
♥ Kyna

Vivian said...

How fun! Which island are you going to? Highly recommend Kauai. Perfect for couples. You look great in a swimsuit girl!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I'm so jealous! You guys are going to have a BLAST! I have never been to Hawaii :( so no advice to offer, but I know you guys will see and do soooo many fun things!! I can't wait to visit there someday!!

Holly said...

I haven't been to Hawaii since I was a child, so I'm going to be zero help, but I'm sure you'll have an amazing time! :)

Erin said...

Are you going to MAUI?! :)

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Makes me wish I was hopping onto a flight to Fiji now, not in April! I love the sun and the beach. I'm the happiest by/in the ocean. I'm so excited for you! But yesterdays post was pretty awesome too!

Shannon McHale said...

I have been to Maui 7 times... so if you need to know all the hotspots, email me! bungalow960{at}gmail{dot}com
There are so many amazing things to see and do there. The food is amazing as well.

Jamie Leigh said...

Those vacations look incredible! Makes me ask my self why I live in the unbearable cold and snow of Minnesota! I am so jealous your going to Hawaii, I've always wanted to go there!

Erin said...

Sooo awesome! I was planning on posting a similar post today about beaches and vacations :) Hubby and I are trying to decide where to go this year and we need all the info we can get!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Have a blast! I hear it's great. I've never been. I'm one of those strange people that really dislike the beach... :(

Carlie said...

You're going to love it! I highly recommend taking a little plane to the big island to see the valcanoes! They are awesome!

Purposely at Home said...

thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me...:) so glad you decided to join me in my adventures.... have a great Friday!

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

m&msmommy said...

JEALOUS!!!! (and that's all I'm going to say! ;))

Laura said...

Ooooooh! Hawaii! I've never been but it's definitely one of my top vacation choices!

~Laura

Cami said...

I've never been to Hawaii soooo I dunno! But I am SO PSYCHED FOR YOU!! YAY!! :)

I am also now following you :)

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Ashley {styleash} said...

That is so exciting! I'm going to Mexico with my boyfriend in May but I would love to go to Hawaii some day!

marie said...

Hawaii is my favorite place, the sights, the tropical smell, the warm beach. I've been to Maui but didn't really do anything other than go to the beach. So fun to look forward to.

Creativechaos said...

Looks like a great time! How fun!

Amanda

Belle de Couture said...

Great photos! I want to go there NOW! ;) haha

xx
Jen

http://belledecouture.com

Holly said...

How fun!! I've only ever been to Oahu but I heard Maui is fabulous :) Have a great time!!

Will and Tere said...

Court. My anniversary is in May, just in case your unsure what you should get me... I'll settle for Hawaii. And a piƱa colada:)

Amber said...

Take me with youuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!

Sam said...

Aw your holiday photos are so sublime. I think Hawaii is the furthest place on the map from me, would love to visit there sometime.

Cory and Kylee said...

when in may we are going to hawaii in may to! who are you going with where are you staying?

dottie said...

I've never been but have a blast!!! So jealous!!

Amanda said...

Oh em gee! I can't believe you're going to Hawaii! Super jealous of this!!!

Kendra L. said...

Agh!! Hawaii is our dream vacation. I have never been so I have no suggestions, just a tad bit of jealousy :) but excited for you!! It's so nice to have something that exciting to look forward to!

Laura said...

Okay this is going to be long. ha ha! Maui is my fave! I've been there so many times all I do now is sit on the beach and soak up the sun. If you stay on Kaanapali you will love shopping and eating at Whaler's Village. Also fun to pool hop and check out all the hotels down the beach. Jump off of Black Rock and snorkel around it too. Lahaina is full of great restaurants- Kimo's (GET THE HULA PIE), Longhi's and sit upstairs after 6, Cheeseburgers in Paradise and sit upstairs and enjoy the live music. We don't usually go to church on vacay but the Lahaina ward is fun and your hub can wear flip flops to church which is rad. Drive up to Kapalua (Walk around the Ritz grounds) or to up-country and check out the awesome pine trees. Haleakala. Hana. Iao needle. Rent scooters. Kula Botanical Gardens. If the whales are gone you can parasail, otherwise do a whale watch. It's fun to check out the 4 Seasons and Grand Wailea. And bring back tons of the 'Hawaii Coconut Syrup' (not Hawaiian Sun brand) I promise you will LOVE it- I know you love coconut!

Shelley said...

i've never been!!

Caitlin said...

Stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! Your pictures made me really want to go some place warm and tropical. :) I've been to Hawaii, but only to Oahu, not Maui. Loved it though! I wish we were planning a Hawaii trip this year!

Tatiana said...

You lucky duck you! I'm so jealous. I really need to go on a real vacation. I swore this would be the year too. It's been 4 yrs since our last one!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh gosh! i LOVE hawaii! i've been to maui, but that was a few years ago and i don't really know all the hot spots unfortunately, but no matter what you will have a great time!!!
xo TJ

P! said...

NO WAY!! JEALOUS!! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii!! Have so much fun... I don't know how you can stand the wait!! Happy weekend- love you!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

never been but it sounds lovely!!

ashley nicole catherine said...

you'll have so much fun! i've never been to hawaii, but i'm dying to go!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

How much fun! I have never been to Hawaii but am dying to go! My husband has been several times (before we were together of course LOL!) and he says that Mama's Fish House is the BEST and of course scuba diving is amazing there if you are interested in that. Excited for you!

Lil' Woman said...

I've only ever been to Oahu but I imagine both are equally beautiful.

Heather said...

Oh I am incredibly jealous that your going to Hawaii!! You're going to have a blast!

Shalyn said...

Oh you lucky girl! Maui is amazing! Make sure you go to Bubba Gumps in town. The little town we went to had a little shopping center that was so cute and the Bubba Gumps had tons of games to play outside while you wait for a table- so fun!

Randi Gardner said...

That top picture of Eric is great. It needs to be framed.

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Awesome! I LOVED Maui! We stayed in Lahaina. My fave thing that we did was a helicopter tour of Maui and the Big Island-- amazing!

Alexa said...

Ah loved Maui, but I've heard such nice things about Kauai too! xo

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

YAY FOR HAWAII!! We are going to Hawaii in 2 weeks! I cannot wait!! You have to go snorkeling for sure.. We seriously saw the craziest most beautiful fish! Have so much fun!

Jenna

Emmalee said...

Thanks for following my new blog! :) I love your pictures! Beautiful!

Ashley said...

Love your vacation pictures! Hawaii sounds like so much fun! You and your hubby are so cute and look so happy!! :)

DailyGlamour said...

So cute

Jayme and Mendi said...

These photos are exactly what I needed to see today. It is cold and dreary out and the beach sounds amazing right about now. I got married in PVR so that brings back memories! :-) Hope you had a great bday and so glad you will be with Eric soon to celebrate!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Alexis Kaye said...

that's where we went on our honeymoon! you have to do the road to hana! It's gorgeous! And cool cat's had the best burgers i have EVER tasted!!! SO GOOD!!! Have fun! you'll love it!!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

FUN!!!!! I will be in Hawaii for my first time the last week of April!!!! I'll def share where you MUST go then :)

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