Posts Tagged: hawaii

Last day in Kauai and our recommendations

Since our flight didn’t depart until 6:30pm, we enjoyed a leisurely morning in our condo, savored the ocean view one last time, and then headed to Lihue. We stopped at the Kauai Community Market and enjoyed some fresh coconut water before heading to Costco to pick up some souvenirs of Koloa rum and a big bag of… Read more »

Hiking the Napali coast and the best sushi I’ve ever eaten

After our failed attempt at hiking the Napali coast earlier in the week, we decided to try our luck again. We hit the trail at about 9:30am and found it open (red danger tape still up, but not blocking the way). We knew this was going to be tough (especially not having done a strenuous… Read more »

Kiahuna beach and anniversary dinner

Since the waves were not letting up on the north coast, we thought we would try our luck snorkeling one of the southern facing beaches. We headed down to the Poipu area (we visited it briefly in this post) and found a beach next to the Sheraton that was less busy called Kiahuna beach. This… Read more »

Trail closure, chick attack, and making the best of a rainy day

We started off our day with the best of intentions of hiking the Kalalau trail on the Napali coast. However, when we arrived to the trail head, we were greeted with red tape, police, and trail closure signs. We couldn’t get any immediate information about the status of the trail or when the park service… Read more »

North shore food tour and Mahiko Lounge

On one of our first nights here, we happened to stumble upon the Tasting Kauai food tour. Last year, we took a walking food tour through Puerto Rico and it was educational, interactive, and delicious. So, when we saw this food tour highlighting the north shore, we were sold. This four hour tour started at… Read more »

Chocolate farm tour and waterfalls

Yesterday we started our day with coffee and egg sandwiches on taro buns from Passion Bakery Cafe before heading up to the family owned Steelgrass Farms for our chocolate and farm tour. During this 3 hour tour, we learned about growing, harvesting, and making vanilla beans and chocolate. Each vanilla bean on this farm is hand pollinated… Read more »

Helicopter tour and exploring the south shore

Words cannot express how amazing our morning helicopter tour was. We had front row seats in the helicopter for our 60 minute island circle tour with Island Helicopters. Our helicopter pilot was excellent as we had a lot of close-up views of mountains, waterfalls, and a grumpy old goat (apparently this is quite rare as… Read more »

Ke’e beach and Kauai exploration

We woke up bright and early (still on Utah time) on our second day and conveniently caught the sunrise. After a quick breakfast of chocolate-banana croissants and local coffee from Haole Girl Island Sweets, we decided to explore the island a bit. Kauai has one main road and if you go the the very end of… Read more »

We’ve arrived in Kauai!

We have made it to paradise! We have a pretty cool Jeep Wrangler to cruise around in (already took the hard top off to enjoy the ocean breeze). After a quick trip to Costco to get some champagne and some board shorts for Doug (those are in short supply in Utah at the moment), we… Read more »

And….we’re back! Sort of.

Forgive us for the lack of content here, but we just got dougandmegan[dot]com back up and running. Someone – alright, it was me – let our past registration lapse and things were out of commission here for a while. As I sit here at 32,010 feet on our way to Kauai and think about the… Read more »