Every year, millions of people visit the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. Some visitors even make it to Lanai and Molokai.However, there’s another island in the chain that has always fascinated me, and that is the island of Ni’ihau. It is known by many as the “forbidden island” due to the fact that it is privately owned and not open to the public.
It’s another Wanderlust Wednesday and today I’m dreaming of Tahiti. Honestly, the word wanderlust itself draws up images of gorgeous Tahitian beaches. The two words Wanderlust and Tahiti are almost synonymous.
It’s Wanderlust Wednesday again, and today we’re transported to the South Pacific nation of New Zealand. This destination has long been high on my list of places to see (I’ll get there someday, I will!).
Today was our last full day in Kauai, and as predicted, I have shed a few tears at having to leave this place.
Today was a wonderful, mellow day. We headed down to Poipu Beach for a little bit of rest and relaxation. After finding ourselves a nice, sunny, sandy place on the beach to plop down, we took a quick dip in the beautiful, mild waters of the South shore. 2 sea turtles were swimming near the shore, so we took some time to watch them for a little while as they ate the kelp that grew near shore.
Yesterday was a fun-packed day. First we headed over to the Poipu area to check out a few things. There was a shopping center that advertised dining, shopping, and art. We wanted to see what was in there so we walked around a bit. The stores and restaurants weren’t that interesting, but they had many beautiful plants that I went around photographing.
Today started quite early with an alarm at 5am. The first thing I noticed in the morning was a gecko on the ceiling in our shower about two inches long and brown. As I was showering he lost his grip and landed on my foot briefly before scurrying away.
Luau Kalamaku was my first luau, and it was a lot of fun! I was a bit hesitant at first because I’m not into really cheesy touristy stuff, but I do love hula and fire dancing and I have been dying to try some poi. Plus, there’s not much to do in the evening in Kauai so we thought it would be a fun thing to do one night. This luau is held at the Kilohana Sugar Plantation. When we arrived, we got lei’d (he he) and walked around and checked out some cool booths with the work of local artists. I got a hand carved turtle necklace straight from the artist, and Norwood got a cool spiral necklace from the same guy.
Today is another mellow day. Later tonight we plan on going to a Luau, which I will blog about separately, but since I have a bit of time at the moment I thought I would write about our experiences so far today.
As Norwood and I were quite exhausted from our incredible adventure along the Kalalau trail yesterday, today was an extremely mellow day. We woke up a bit later than usual and slowly got ready for the day. We started off with a nice, easy breakfast of coffee (Kauai Coffee Company Medium Roast), pineapple, and bagels with cream cheese, courtesy of our toaster oven.