Last month, I had the opportunity to leave California for the first time in too long and go to Hawaii for a wedding. As someone who has never been to Hawaii, you can imagine how in awe I was the second I landed on the island of Kauai. It really is a paradise. Some highlights include:
Stopping at view points on the drive from the airport to the hotel. Every twist and turn along the highway was an adventure from the start.
Peering past the tall grass and foliage that line the Kalalau Trail to see the blue.
No big deal, but Dom took me on a helicopter ride! I pushed through the motion sickness and took as many pictures as possible of the Na Pali Coast, the most dramatic coastline I've seen yet. With most of the island inaccessible, it was nice to have the chance to see it all from above, a new perspective of the world I could get used to.
Stopping off at one of the fruit stands along the main highway to drink a mid-day smoothie.
The event of the century and the reason why I went to Kauai took place in the botanical gardens.
Another pretty scene in the botanical gardens and the site of the wedding ceremony.