Countdown To Hawaii With Trek America

Countdown To Hawaii With Trek America
Image Credit: Victoria from Florence and Mary

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.

Do you like to plan ahead for holidays and trips?


  1. September 5, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Ahh this is so exciting – can’t wait to hear about your trip! Someone in the office went on the Hawaii one not that long ago and he loved it! I just got back from a trek myself, the camping is actually really enjoyable!

    Milly //

  2. Beautyqueenuk
    September 5, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I am so insanely green with envy, I can’t wait to see how you find Hawaii, everyone I know who has been have all had differing opinions x

  3. LaaLaa
    September 6, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I’ve heard about TrekAmerica before, a blogger did it a few years back. It’s always better to be super prepared in my opinion. If I’ve got awhile I’m preparing to the last minute lol x

  4. September 6, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    My friend has just returned from Hawaii. She spent her honeymoon cruising the islands and had a ball. From climbing volacanoes to kayaking down waterfalls – there was so much to do and I think you’ll have a fantastic time!

  5. Leanne Dolan
    September 6, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I am SO jealous of this trip! 2 of my friends are currently on a trekamerica trip. I’ve heard they are are really good!

  6. September 6, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    My cousin went on a Trek America trip before and it sounded amazing!
    Hawaii though! Oh my gosh. JEALOUS

  7. September 6, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    It’s awesome that you’re doing this. I think it will be such a lovely experience. I’ve never been to Hawaii!

  8. September 6, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    I am so jealous about this trip, it sounds like it’ll be amazing. I’ve been looking at doing a Trek America trip for ages, they all look incredible! xo

  9. September 7, 2016 / 7:09 am

    I am so jealous of all your amazing travels this year! I am dying to visit Hawaii.

  10. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    September 7, 2016 / 9:26 am

    I haven’t done Trek America before, but I have been to Hawaii and I loved it. Maui was my favourite island. Definitely go surfing!

  11. Melanie Edjourian
    September 7, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    I always plan in advance where possible. I’d love to visit Hawaii.

  12. Jessica
    September 7, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Yes! Planning for the next trip motivates me finish the current tasks. Safe travels for you and enjoy! 🙂

  13. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    September 7, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I haven’t got any trips planned at the moment – I hope that changes soon!

  14. Francesca Nelson
    September 7, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    This sounds amazing I’m so jealous of your Easter trip!!! Can’t wait to read about it though!

  15. Kira L Curtis
    September 7, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    This sounds absolutely amazing! I always like to plan ahead. Sometimes I plan it and get finances sorted before booking it so we can get things cheaper at a later stage but I always love to plan a holiday. It the best way because then you have something to look forward to! I’m going to start planning a similar trip soon but across Cuba 😀

  16. September 8, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Wow, I am super jealous – and I’m also jealous about how organised you are in your planning!

  17. September 8, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    This sounds like an amazing holiday and something that little bit different! 🙂

  18. Emma
    September 9, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Eight months isn’t long at all! I get excited far too much so it makes me get organised and do lots of research. Ahh I need a boliday! X

  19. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    September 9, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Oh my goodness this is going to be amazing. 8 months will go so fast, it feels like it was only a couple of months ago I booked Disney… it was nearly 2 years and we’re off on tuesday! H x

  20. sarah Lea
    September 9, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Gosh, is it only eight months until Easter?! That doesn’t seem very far away at all, not with how fast this year has flown by! Hawaii will be amazing!! It’s a beautiful country. xx

  21. Ickle Pickle
    September 9, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Oh WOW! This looks so amazing and will soon be here. I never plan. I am too spontaneous for my own good 😉 Kaz x

  22. Daniel Mosco
    September 9, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Plan ahead? I can barely find anyone to go with. I am always in.

  23. Jenni Grainger
    September 9, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Oh I’m so jealous, can’t wait to read all about it and see the photos. It will be here before you know it x

  24. Jo Smith
    September 9, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I’m sure camping in a Hawaii beach will be no problem at all haha!!

  25. September 11, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Sometimes I plan ahead but other times I am spontaneous when it comes to trips. I do want to travel soon.

  26. fashion-mommy
    September 11, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Planning ahead is definitely a good thing, I’ve got my holiday booked for next year too.

  27. Bethany Naismith
    September 13, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    This holiday sounds absolutely dreamy! Kayaking with dolphins? Yes please!

  28. Abigail Porter
    September 14, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Can’t wait to hit my saving target and go travelling! Have a list of places to go, your holiday sounds fab x

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