As part of the never-ending quest for sunny and warm places to visit, we just returned from 8 days in Hawaii - the Big Island.
Here are my top ten Hawaii experiences:
10 - Sitting on a beautiful beach in Hawaii on MY BIRTHDAY!
9 - Walking down the beach (north of Kona) and discovering sea turtles on the shore.
8 - Hawaiian coconut/pineapple smoothies.
7 - Sailing on a catamaran and snorkeling off the rocky shore and coral reefs.
6 - Luau dinner with Hawaiian dancing (not done by me) and an amazing sunset over the Pacific.
5- Volcano watching and hiking in Volcano National Park.
4 - Boogie boarding at Hapuna Beach - one of best beaches in the world.
3- Akaka Waterfall and walking through the rain forest near Hilo.
2- Swimming with dolphins - 15 to 20 real, wild Spinner Dolphins - in the bay where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii. Yes, they really do jump and spin in the wild - no training required.
1 - Whale watching and finding a pod of 5 or 6 humpback whales who surfaced, tail-slapped, and generally entertained for almost an hour. Even the captain of our Zodiac boat was amazed!
What can I say? It's Hawaii - what's not to like? Aloha!
8 hours ago