This year as an early birthday present and to help us relax our way into the holiday season we decided to jet off to the tropical haven of Kauai in Hawaii for the first time.
Guava mimosa to start the day? Don't mind if I do!North Shore of Oahu before, and I've even run the Honolulu Marathon in the past, but our mission this trip was pure rest and relaxation.
St. Regis room with a view
We're not the best travelers and very rarely plan what we'll be doing before we arrive at our destination, using the days before a holiday are a big rush, so we're happy to sort it all out when we get there.
Essential holiday reading
Waimea Canyon Lookout view
Waterfalls abound in Kauai with all the rainfall
Feral chickens and cockerels run wild on the island
After the long drive around the island we spent the rest of the time closer to home exploring the infamous Hanalei Bay (where South Pacific, Jurassic World, Avatar and more were filmed), Tunnels Beach and nearby wet and dry caves.
Exploring caves on Kauai's North Shore
A feathered caller at our door
On our last morning in this tropical paradise we were greeted by a beautiful rainbow to say Aloha and brighten our final day.
Just one more Mai Tai to end the holiday
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Hawaii