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Life: change of plan

Posted Jun 18 2013 12:00am

Remember I told you last week that we’re going to Cancun? Well… after I booked the flights and the resort, I had to cancel it. Why? Because my mom cannot travel there due to visa issues! :evil: I was soooo upset! All the work, all the expectation built up, and now what are we going to do? In addition to the hassle to try to get the refund, what stressed me out the most was WHAT ARE WE GOING THEN?? I haven’t traveled for 2 years (not true because I did go to Buenos Aires last year, but that doesn’t count as travel if it’s not to a new place! ;) ), so I mentally really need this vacation.

Where then? San Diego? Miami? North Carolina? where where?? I couldn’t focus at work, I couldn’t sleep well Monday night. I considered going to Miami…. but as I was researching about it, I wasn’t excited, at all. It seemed more like going there just for the sake of going somewhere, not that I wanted to go. Well…. that’s a wrong way to start a vacation. Soooo…. after much thought (technically, one night), I’ve decided! We’re going to HAWAII!!! :lol:

I’ll visiting Honolulu


and Maui


for two weeks! YEY~~~

It has always been a place that is in my to-go-list. It didn’t occur to me at first because it’s far away, it’s a long flight and it’s expensive. But…why not? It’s true that going there with Sofia isn’t going to be as easy as when we went to Greece , but… it’s going to be so much fun, in a different and even better way. And I’m taking mom… my favorite travel companion. ;)

Travel planning:

  • Date: 7/17-7/31
  • Flight to Honolulu: booked
  • Flight between Honolulu and Maui: pending
  • Lodging in Honolulu: almost booked, this condo
  • Lodging in Maui: almost booked, this condo
  • Car rental: booked
  • Take car seat and stroller? Yes
  • Crib rental? found places haven’t booked yet
  • Research things to do in each island: listed below
  • List packing items
  • Books tours

Things to do in Honolulu:

  • PCC
  • Diamond head
  • Ala Moana Beach Park for sunset
  • Magic Island
  • Byodo-in temple
  • Snorkeling at Ko’Olina beach, Hanauma
  • International market place
  • Lahaina downtown
  • Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden
  • Kailua Beach Park

Things to do in Maui:

  • South Maui drive
  • West Maui drive
  • Molokini & turtle town snorkeling tour
  • Old Lahaina Lau
  • Kapalua beach + snorkeling
  • Drive to Hana
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Ka’anapali beach sunset


Q: Have you been in Hawaii? What did you like the most?

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