Highlights from Hawaii

From the title you can clearly see that my boyfriend and I went to Hawaii on our vacation!
The specific island we went to was Kauai, also known as The Garden Isle because it is know for all of its beautiful natural sights such as waterfalls, canyons, mountains, and more.
Kauai, Hawaii is so beautiful! Below you will see a timeline of all of the exciting activities we did. Enjoy!

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Thursday:

We landed around 2 pm at Lihue Airport. From there we went to our little hotel entitled Kauai Inn.

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Next we ate at one of Kauai’s most popular restaurants, Duke’s!

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Friday:

Our first day of actual activities was very exciting. We booked a tour with Rainbow Tours to see Secret Falls. To get to the waterfall we had to kayak on the Wailua River and hike through a rainforest. Secret falls is 125 feet tall and beautiful. The journey was definitely as exciting as it sounds!

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Saturday:

We were tired from the kayaking and hiking the night before but we still wanted to get out of the hotel and do something fun. We went to Coconut Marketplace to explore the unique shops.

We also decided to go get a couples massage at a quaint shop called Spa by the Sea which were amazing!

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Sunday:

We went snorkeling at Poipu Beach! This was super scary at first because, unlike my boyfriend who is an excellent swimmer, I cannot swim at all. Luckily, our tour guide from Zodiac/Z-Tours gave me a life vest so I could snorkel properly. This was both of our first times snorkeling which was pretty exciting. It was amazing to look underwater and see all the different fish, urchins, and corals.

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Monday:

Our last day in Kauai 😦 But it was still a very awesome day because I rode a horse for the first time! We went to CJM Stables where we had the chance to hop on horses and see parts of Kauai some natives have never seen. I had a lovely and very hungry horse named Dutch.
We rode our horses all over the magnificent South Shore. We rode on the beach and past gorgeous valleys and saw amazing mountain ranges. It was definitely a perfect way to end our trip!

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Honorable Mention Aspects:

Seeing chickens everywhere

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Exploring the shops at Kukui’ula

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Getting delicious shaved ice

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Seeing Spouting Horn

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This was a very special vacation because it was our first couple trip and our first time on a plane together. You definitely must visit Kauai, you won’t regret it ❤

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How to plan an amazing trip!

I am excited to announce that tomorrow my boyfriend and I will be leaving for a 5 day vacation! I will reveal the place within the next few blog posts, with pictures of course!

Planning a vacation can be time consuming and stressful, no matter how long or short the trip…but it doesn’t have to be! Take a look at the tips below to learn how to plan an amazing, stress free, and fun vacation.

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#1 Decide where you want to go
This is obviously one of the main hurdles you have to leap over when planning your trip. Deciding whether you want to go abroad or stay closer to home will help you pick the perfect location.

#2 Research the place you picked
Don’t just choose a place because your friends think the hotels are nice. You have to do your own research and decide if the place suits your needs and wants for your time away from home.

#3 Book your trip
This is where it gets exciting! After you decide on your place and research it to make sure you really want to travel there, it is time to purchase your flight and hotel. I personally prefer purchasing the flight and hotel together in a package through an airlines site, but booking both parts separately works as well!

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Of course you don’t have to pack the minute after you booked your trip, but within the week of your trip you definitely should start brainstorming what you plan on bringing with you. A list will help you make sure that you have all of your essentials.

#5 Think of activities to do
You don’t to get to your vacation spot and have no idea what to do. Your entire trip doesn’t have to be planned out, but having three big activities you would definitely like to do while you are away is a great start.

#6 Start packing
Read over your list and grab your suitcase because its finally time to start packing! Make sure to not over stuff your bags and suitcases and bring one or two extra items that you didn’t have on your list just in case but no more than that!

#7 Head to the airport for your flight
The day has come to finally board your plane. Make sure you arrive to the airport an hour before you flight to get through security, check in, and be standing by your gate when it’s time for your flight to leave.

#8 Enjoy your vacation
This tip is self explanatory…have fun!

Hope these tips helped you if you are struggling with planning a vacation currently or if you plan on going on vacation in the near future!

Also, can you guess where we are going on vacation?? Hint: it’s a tropical location..I know it’s so many tropical places to choose from, but I am sure someone will guess correctly!

Leave a comment below saying what you think about my list and with you guess of where my vacation is!

Talk to you all when I get back home,
Love Tati ❤

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Holiday Recap – Fourth of July *

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Fourth of July weekend.IMG_20160703_183915

I got to take a mini vacation and spend my holiday in Atlantic City, New Jersey with my boyfriend and his mom.

It was such a great time and a relaxing experience. We got to walk the boardwalk and do a little shopping.

IMG_20160704_114805I purchased an African Dashiki which will be shown in a post soon! I also got to eat at Rainforest Cafe for the first time which was really pretty and fun.

We walked on the beach for a bit and visited the numerous casinos scattered across Atlantic City. I didn’t gamble, but it was pretty cool to see how the different casinos were set up.
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One of my favorite parts was going to the Atlantic City aquarium where I got to feed stingrays. It was a little scary to think about, but feeding them was pretty simple and cute to see.

We also saw The Legend of Tarzan in the IMAX theatre and that movie is a must see 🙂

Overall, it was a nice mini vacation and I wish I could’ve stayed longer. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Stay positive and Happy Hump Day!! ❤