Continuing in chronological order, my first travel post will be centered on our Hawaiian honeymoon. After my family visited Maui when I was sixteen, I knew that I wanted to come back to Hawaii as soon as possible. Truly, is there anywhere on earth more beautiful? I recently told Jeremy that when I die, if I’m lucky enough to go to Heaven, it will look like Hawaii. Sure, maybe I want to visit other landscapes and places (I would miss bustling American cities and quaint European villages), but Hawaii really is heaven on earth. The weather is always beautiful, and the scenery is just so lush.
When we began planning our honeymoon, we knew a couple of things – first, Hawaii isn’t cheap. Second, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money. We got married right out of college, and while we had some savings to put toward the trip, it certainly wasn’t going to be a deeply luxurious affair. We planned carefully and explored many options, and in the end, we put together a quick but fabulous trip. We didn’t skimp, but we didn’t splurge too much either. We planned a wide variety of activities that kept us busy, but we made time to read and sip a couple of poolside cocktails, too. All in all, it was an ideal honeymoon. A year and a half (wow!) later, here’s my recap: