August 21st, 2009
View from the condo

Hello, hello! Today is my first day back from my summer vacation so I thought I’d share a few highlights from our trip. It was our first time to the island of Kauai and it was as stunning as they say: lush green plants everywhere and beautiful ocean views. My favorite things we did were the ZipLine tour over the Kipu Ranch with Outfitters Kauai, swimming with sea turtles at Poiou Beach, and the hike at the top of the Waimea Canyon.

ZipLine Tour
Waimea Canyon

We rented a condo at the Kiahuna Plantation on Poipu Beach and the views were just spectacular. If anyone is looking for a great place to stay I highly recommend it. It’s nice to be able to eat in a few meals or cook on the BBQ out front. The only down side to the whole vacay were the 71 (and counting) mosquito bites I got during the ZipLine tour. So much for bug spray! My husband tells me it’s cause I’m so sweet but my legs sure don’t look “sweet” anymore. Hahaha! I’m calling the giant dots my “sexy souvenir” to make me feel better 😉

My hubby and I before all the bites
The last day of our trip and a rainbow came out in the morning to wish us farewell!

The trip was perfectly beautiful and relaxing but I am glad to be back and out of mosquito territory. I’ve got a fun contest and giveaway next week so stay tuned! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

8 Responses to “Aloha!”

  1. Melissa Says:

    The shot of Waimea Canyon is absolutely gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed the break =)

  2. Annie R Says:

    cor- looks idyllic!!

  3. Katie P. Says:

    I’m so glad you guys were able to relax and have fun! It looks like an amazing vacation. xoxo!

  4. Anna Says:

    Welcome back! What a beautiful place, it looks like you had a great time!

  5. rachel Says:

    Looks like a fabulous time! The first and the last shot look extremely familiar to me… I think I might have stayed at the same place when I went to Kauai several years ago.

  6. edyta szyszlo photo Says:

    wow, so jealous! looks absolutely breathtaking!

  7. robin Says:

    looks amazing! i’m so glad you got the chance to go and have a great time!

  8. Stacey Says:

    Hey there! Big fan of all of your work…too funny, we were at Kiahuna the same time as you! Aug 12-19th…would have been fun to say hello, but am finally catching up on all of my blogs and just now read your updates. Glad you had a great time, I wish I was still in Kauai!