Girls’ Trip … stark and beautiful!

The highlight of Day 3, at least for me, was the stark beauty of the Volcanoes National Park. I think I’ll let the pictures do the talking for this one. This is definitely somewhere I’d like to come back to and do some hiking.

Hawaii Day 5 (5)

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Girls’ Trip … from the liner to Lahaina!

Before leaving for this trip we’d already decided not to book any tours through the ship because they’re expensive. Between us we’d been on lots of cruises so we knew we’d be able to find alternatives.

This meant a bit of pre-cruise research and making decisions about what shore tours we’d do. That doesn’t suit everyone, I know, but it worked well for us and saved us a lot of money. I’ll have a price breakdown at the end of this trip.

Day 1 had us docking in Kahului on Maui. We’d decided to catch the local bus to Lahaina, so got the ship’s shuttle to the local shopping centre where we found we weren’t the only ones with the same idea. The fare was a very reasonable $2 each way. For the return price of $4 we got an all day pass. So we could have gone anywhere on the island if we’d had the time.


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Girls’ Trip: The 44 hour day!

When your Mum says, “I’d like to take your sister and you to Hawaii”, you don’t say no.

But the time difference between Brisbane and Honolulu means that departure day lasted 44 hours. It was mostly spent in transit but we managed a few highlights.

We arrived before we left and checked into our hotel,

Hawaii Day 1 (32)

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I’m not lost … I took the scenic route!

… when even asking for directions doesn’t get you where you’re going …

Have you ever been lost? Or just no quite sure of which way to go? Read on and know that you’re not alone.


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