Aloha from Hawaii!

Aloha! I wanted to share these amazing photos of my time in Hawaii almost two years ago! I posted the photos on Instagram, and made videos for YouTube, but now that I have my own blog I thought I would share some of them here and write about it.

This was my first day in Hawaii and let me tell you, this wont be my last. I fell in love with the natural beauty of Hawaii itself. As soon as we landed in the airport I was blown away from all the mountains and volcanos surrounding us.

I have been to many places around the world with mountains, but for some reason the ones in Hawaii have a very different and more profound impact on me. They seem to hug the land and protect it, with all of its dark green and rich colours. At the peaks, you can see a soft mist of cloud, almost like in a dream. You can hear and see birds all around you, singing and flying freely. I remember looking around in awe, and saying to my husband: I could totally get used to this! 

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We went to Hawaii to catch a cruise with the amazing Norwegian Cruise Line. It's a 7 day cruise around Hawaii that stops at 5 of the major points around the islands. Landing in the Honolulu Airport we started our journey in Hawaii. We stayed the night at an Airbnb we booked, and caught the cruise the next morning.

This was my third cruise ever (second with Norwegian).

I love cruising! For everyone debating on if they should take a cruise or now - DO IT! It's one of the best ways to travel in my opinion, because you can just sit back and relax on an all-inclusive super luxurious and comfortable ship, with lots of entertainment and things to do! Each day, waking up in a new destination! 

So we landed in Honolulu one day before the cruise actually began its journey. So we stayed the night this girl Katie's house (from Airbnb). You'll see her in the YouTube video (link attached below).

She was so amazing!! She picked us up from the airport, took us around the island and even dropped us off at the pier where Norwegian Cruise Line was waiting for us the next day. From Honolulu, we set sail on the pacific and visited Maui, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai before heading back to Honolulu.

I have heard so many great things about Hawaii's natural beauty, and so looked forward to the jammed packed week of adventures that I had planned: hiking, kayaking, zip lining, horseback riding, and ATVing in the jungle!

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Thats pretty much it about my first day in Hawaii. Ill keep posting throw back blog posts about each of the days we were there, and include all the super cool tours and activities we did! Thanks again Norwegian Cruise Line! Definitely cant wait to book my next trip with you (once this baby comes out lol).

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