Now next Easter might feel like an age away – just over eight months in fact – but I am already counting down the days until the beginning of April. I started looking into holiday’s away for 2017 earlier in the year because I am super organized, and it’s the only way I can prepare and plan my finances to be able to afford things. With New York being my big holiday in 2016 I knew I wanted something different for 2017.
After seeing a few bloggers talk about Trek America I thought I’d check out their trips and spotted one to Hawaii. In my mind, Hawaii is full of clear waters, sandy beaches, and hula skirts but in reality, it’s so much more. I always like to go away over Easter as you get the extra days off so when I spotted a trip on the Hawaii schedule for Easter I really started thinking it could work. Including a travel day before the trip, an eight-day trip, an extra day to enjoy Hawaii and traveling home I would only need to take five days of holiday off work because of two weekends and the bank holidays. I was sold and paid my deposit there and then.
The trip pretty much sounds like something from a dream and I still can not believe I am going to experience this. The trip covers the large island (traditionally the one called Hawaii) and covers so much in the eight days including snorkeling with turtles (although I am hoping I can go diving instead), kayaking with dolphins, a trek up an active volcano, exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a tour of a coffee farm (I might even try some), a cruise, stunning beaches, botanical gardens and the beautiful Akaka Falls among more.
I have done plenty of tours before, and even a solo tour but nothing quite on this scale and I am slightly nervous but I survived Morocco so I’m sure I can survive this. For anyone who knows much about Trek America you’ll know most of their accommodation is camping which isn’t the best, but when you’re camping on the oceanfront in Hawaii I think I can deal with it. With eight months or so still to go there’s a while to wait and for it to sink in but the sunshine and explorations can not come quick enough.