For this week's Under the Umbrella I'm sharing all the photos from our Hawaii trip. This was such a wonderful vacation as Karl and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary a little early and escaped Wisconsin's cold weather. We were living in paradise enjoying sunny beaches, shave ice, whale watching, temperatures above 70 degrees, and the beautiful scenery that one thinks of when they picture Hawaii.
It truly is a beautiful place.
And it can be done, even on a budget. Next week I'm sharing all about how we could afford this dream vacation so that you too can experience this gorgeous place. So if Hawaii is a place that has been on your bucket list, but you've always thought it couldn't be done till you were bringing in the big bucks. Not true! If you're willing to compromise a little, plan ahead, and be thrifty. You may be closer to Hawaii than you think. So tune in next week when I share all our travel secrets.
Until then, enjoy our pictures! A mix from my Nikon and S5.
I was super excited to be able to see the golden gate bridge from our plane! Next stop Maui!
Our view of paradise, right from our lanai
I was really excited about the convertible top jeep!!
The BEST shave ice is at Ululani's!!
Ho'okipa Beach Park, these waves were stunning!
The water was seriously this blue!
Lovely waterfalls on the Road to Hana
We loved driving this jeep around, I highly recommend one for Maui.
Some more waterfalls! There is just something so magical about waterfalls :D
Enjoying some delicious ice cream at Coconut Glen's, such a cute little place. All organic and vegan.
This was one of my favorite places, the Black Sand Beach at Waianapanapa State Park. If we go back, I want to camp here!
The black lava pebbles made such a unique sound against the waves
Lots of birds were flying around this cute little island
The awesome lava tube gave for a unique perspective of the waves!
We found some Packer fans in Hana!! :D
We decided to go all the way around the island past Hana, and I am SO glad we did. The sights were stunning.
We were told the Tiki Lounge had the best pizza on the island, so we put it to the test. We were pretty satisfied!
I was surprised with some beautiful flowers :D
We love the beach!!
SO excited to do some whale watching :D
What a beautiful sight! I could whale watch all day!!
I love finding lighthouses. They are sweet little signs of my beautiful grandma, she loved them.
We got a little wet from being on the top, so we decided to take shelter on the lower deck and enjoy the open bar.
Some piña coladas and guacamole by the beach? Yes, please!
A Maui sunset!
I just think palm trees are the coolest!
Every morning we enjoyed breakfast on our lanai together.
Some cliff jumpers at Black Rock Beach
Enjoying some coffee to go out of this sweet mug!
Our view from lunch! Moments like these were just priceless to us.
We were tourists for a hot second and pulled out into one of those 'Scenic Overlooks'. No shame.
Karl agreed to do a little after sunrise shoot on the beach. I have the best husband ever :)