Bucket List – Hawaii

The flights are booked! Less than 100 days to go. I am off to Hawaii in April. Hawaii has definitely been much more on my radar in the last three or so years as a ‘Bucket List’ destination. I’ve been lusting over people’s holiday posts for a while now and seeing too many Hawaiian themed pins on Pinterest.  I had a stopover at Honolulu back into 2013 and all I saw of Hawaii was a few beaches out the window as the plane landed,  as well as the inside of the airport.

I’ll only be going for nine days and we are still in the process of deciding which islands to go to… clearly we can’t go to all of them!  It just means I’ll have to go back for a second trip at some point 🙂  I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the volcano on Big Island,  some of the most amazing waterfalls and beaches in the world, as well as trying some Hawaiian treats like the pineapple whip.

And now the fun starts,  The Planning!  One of my favourite parts of organising holidays is researching, bookmarking and booking accommodation and activities and making lists of possible things to do – with pictures  and links.  I then send this to my significant other for review….  And await his approval ! So on that note,  I’m off to visit Pinterest again!

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We plan on hiring a car and road tripping to all the scenic sites.

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Have been reading about some great tours that take you to all the best lava spots.

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 Love the look of this lagoon in Ohahu… will need some relaxing time.

Any  comments or recommendations are welcome! Especially for Ohahu and the Big Island.

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Bucket List: Rio De Janiero

All this world cup fever has me lusting to visit Brazil, and especially Rio De Janeiro.

This city has been on my bucket list for a long long time. Well before I even began serious ‘Overseas Travel’ (which was in 2005, just for trivia’s sake).

I long to stroll along the Copacabana beach, go Giselle spotting at Ipanema and climb the hill to see the views from Christ the Redeemer. I almost went there in 2010 but our plans changed and we did Mexico instead.

One day my baby will smile at me and I’ll go to Rio.

Dreaming until then!

Ipanema Beach

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