Aloha! My PICK OF THE WEEK would have to be Hawaii. I had my first experience there in September and it was the most beautiful place I have been. The views you get of the beautiful water, beaches and of the high mountains are breathtaking. I spent 5 nights in Maui first which is highly recommended for anyone traveling to Hawaii. I got to experience a lot of different beaches, and traveled all over to see almost all Maui. WARNING: Road to Hana - if you have never got car sick before - you will on this ride, but it's so worth it! The best part was finding a beach called “The Red Sand Beach”. It was as pretty as they say. It was a hike to get to it and a lot of confusion but so worth the experience. The waterfalls were wonderful and I got to swim under one which was awesome to experience that! I thought all the people in Hawaii were very friendly.
After Maui, I headed on a plane to Oahu. It was a totally different experience by far! Waikiki is like New York City, people everywhere! It was packed. I am not too much of a city person, but it was a great experience to see. I worked my way around the whole island switching hotels every day. It was a great opportunity to see the other parts of Oahu. They were all unique in their own ways. Kualoa Ranch is a great attraction for all ages. They have so many different activities. This is where Jurassic park was filmed. I got to see how they take care of all their fields and how they produce their foods. That night I stayed at the Disney Aulani resort. It is such a beautiful resort and so many kids! The kids all seemed to have so much fun with the lazy river and mini water park, and characters walking around.
I also got the chance to experience the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival which was awesome because we got to try many different foods from around the world. I have never done something like that before so I really enjoyed that.
If you have never been to Hawaii I highly recommend it for everyone and for all ages. For 2 islands I think 10 nights with the flights included was a good amount. If you would add in another island I would recommend adding a few more nights. My experience in Hawaii is definitely rated a 10 overall!
Now strap your seat belts and let’s head to Hawaii! Mahalo! -Brittany