In my quest to take over the world, I’m ready to add another travel notch in my belt.
Hawaii, get off my list of places to see for the first time.
Yes, I spent seven days in the (insanely f*cking hot) sun and got sand in places I didn’t know was possible in Hawaii. Specifically, in Maui and Oahu.
And after a bumpy May, I was ready to get the hell out of Chicago and hit the beach.
So here are some things I learned on my trip and a few pictures too!
- Some sights are so beautiful you can’t breathe, but you have to go off the beaten path. And never judge a place by it’s exterior. Many buildings look old but are perfectly normal inside
- Speed limits are only about 15-45 mph and everyone drives slower than that #killingmeslowly
- There is some amazing food (but restaurants/bars are only open until 10 usually)
- For the love of God, please wear sunscreen. All day, every day
Overall, the trip and time away was awesome. I did great on my own (with some text help from home) and had a chance to make my biggest deadline of the day that I be on the beach by 7 pm to watch the sun set over the mountains. Seriously.
On a sentimental note, I’ve wanted to see Hawaii, and specifically Pearl Harbor since I was a kid. It was something on my life list and I had a moment when I saw the USS Arizona Memorial for the first time in person, like, THIS IS HAPPENING! It is a truly humbling moment.
Now I’m back in Chicago for summer and enjoying my tanned skin :)
And honestly, I’m in a bit of a travel flummox right now. I honestly don’t know where to go next!