When you travel, it is important to keep an open mind. You’ll be presented with new cultures, new places, new languages, new customs, new food, new people. It is important to be receptive of these new things and willing to get out of your comfort zone to try new things and accept new ideas.
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.
Bali is one of those places in the world I’ve always wanted to go. With it’s iconic rice paddies, volcanic mountains covered with gorgeous forest, amazing coral reefs and beautiful beaches, Bali is a fabulous destination to visit. From religious sites to a lively nightlife to yoga and meditation retreats galore, Bali is the kind of place that has something for everyone.
You might tell me that it’s just too expensive to travel. You might tell me that in order to afford travel, you have to make financial sacrifices and work longer hours. I’m here to tell you the struggle is worth it.
The Wordpress daily blog challenge for today was about analog photos and it got me thinking about how much things have changed, even in the past ten years.
The Kalalau Trail is a must-do when you come to Kauai. It is a difficult hike, but worth every mile. The whole trail is 11 miles one way, but you have to have special permits to camp overnight in several places along the trail if you wish to hike the whole thing.
Today was spent exploring the North Shore of the island. We headed out this morning along the windy road around the island to explore. Turns out, the North is AMAZING. There was plenty of awesome beauty to be seen all along the road around the island, but our first stop was in Kilauea to check out the lighthouse and the cliff views, which were spectacular. The lighthouse itself was just a little lighthouse, but the jagged black lava cliffs all around us with waves crashing onto them were breathtaking.
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase ‘Pura Vida’ before. In Spanish, it means “pure life”, and is a phrase which predominately comes from the gorgeous little country of Costa Rica. What it means is that life is great and you should enjoy it.
Today we went on an adventure through the West side of Kauai. We set off after a morning spent lounging at home to go check out Waimea Canyon and the Pu’u o Kila lookout (as well as Pihea trail, which was beautiful as well as treacherous).
It has long been one of my dreams in life to visit all 7 continents so of course at some point in my life, I plan to visit Antarctica. As Antarctica is the most remote, inhospitable continent on the planet, it’s also the most difficult to travel to. That being said, there are options for those who would like to go there.