Tuesday 24 March 2015

Vacation Vocation: #Travel Bucket List #1 #Hawaii #FamilyTravel #TravelTuesday

I believe I have found my true vocation; to be on vacation full time. If money, time and commitments were no object then I would start to tick off all the places on my Travel Bucket List one by one, starting with a return trip to Hawaii.

In 1999 my husband and I spent 5 wonderful days on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii on a work related trip. My kids were both under 3 at the time and we felt it would be better for all concerned that they sit this one out, so we did not bring them with us. We snorkeled right off the hotel beach and it was AMAZING! Beautiful fish, giant sea turtles just swimming by. I vowed that some day I would come back with my kids and experience this with them. They are teens now, and I think they are at the perfect age to appreciate the adventures of snorkeling in the morning, and visiting snow top mountains to see the giant telescopes in the afternoon.

We stayed at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort

Image via the Mauna Lani Bay Resort website

This is what I want to do with my kids!

Although this is not my picture, when my husband and I walked into the water from the hotel beach and swam out about 5 minutes this is exactly what happen! It was simple amazing!

Image via Mauna Lani Bay Resort website

It's an experience I want to share with my kids.

Image via the Mauna Lani Bay Resort website 

Besides the gorgeous weather, and the snorkeling, tours up to the Mauna Kea Observatories, or as I like to refer to them "the GIANT Telescopes" are available. Interestingly Canada has a hand in the operation and governance of 3 or the 13 telescopes at the Mauna Kea Observatories. Hawaii makes for so many one of a kind lifetime experiences and that's why it's at the top of my Travel Bucket List! 
I truly hope we make it back someday with the kids. 

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about my travel bucket list.

Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way. The purpose of this post is simply to share my experience with my readers. 

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1 comment :

  1. That must have been a trip to remember! I want to some day make it out that way! I also want to visit: Scotland, France and Spain!!