Travel Guide – Kauai, Hawaii
One of my favorite TV shows growing up was Pilot Guides. (Insert obligatory and-she-married-a-pilot joke here).
It’s one of the things which inspired me to travel. I loved seeing a world beyond my WASP-y little town, which National Geographic had infamously dubbed ‘strip mall hell’ in 2004. (Sorry, Tsawwassen.)
I knew I wasn’t the type to have my own travel show (I wasn’t quite as intrepid as my favorite Pilot Guide traveler Ian Wright) but that didn’t stop me from wanting one! Armed with my iPhone and YouTube, I made it happen anyway.
Kauai is a place to take gratuitous beach shots, sip something fruity with sand in your toes, or take long arduous hikes, if that’s more your thang.
If you’re heading that way, I definitely recommend checking out the Hawaii Revealed line of guidebooks. Not affiliated – just have found them to be amazing books!
An island of… roosters?
Staying on the south shore in Poipu
Visiting the North Shore
Instead, we took a luxurious dip in the water at Ke’e beach. From the water looking up to the mountains which seem to rise straight up from the ocean, it’s probably the most spectacular swimming on the island – and much deserved after a long drive
Spouting Horn Blowhole
Preparing to head home
If you’ve got just a week in Kauai like I did, you can see quite a bit – but I’m sure you’ll find more you’ll need to come back and discover.
If you’ve been already, what did you enjoy most? Or if you’re planning to go, what’s on your list? I’d love to hear about it – let me know in the comments below!