I just returned from a fabulous 12-day vacation in Hawaii. My sister had her 50th birthday this year and that’s where she wanted to celebrate. Who am I to argue?
Lots of planning went into making this the trip of a lifetime. From finding a hotel for the couple days we were spending in Honolulu, scheduling a tour of Pearl Harbor and the obligatory luau, booking our cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line and all the excursions we would do while in port (Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kauai).
From start to finish, we experienced what the Islanders affectionately refer to as ALOHA! We all know Aloha means hello and goodbye in Hawaiian, but it expresses so much more than that. It is said with a sense of importance that the person hearing it knows how special they are and that all that come to visit Hawaii are now ohana or family.
So how were we treated like ohana? Here are just a few examples:
And there were countless other things throughout our time there – from remembering our names when we sat down to dinner to knowing we like a slice of lemon in our water and lots of ice for our drinks, that guarantee we will be talking about this trip for a long time to come.