I made a goal at the beginning of the year to make it to Seattle this year. I have always wanted to go and this year I felt drawn to it. Well, I used five of my vacation days in May to go to Hawaii with my BFF and then a considerable amount more during the rest of the summer to attend to some family matters. I really had accepted that it wasn’t going to happen this year. I just kept repeating “it’s not a 2016 goal”. But, when I realized I had TWO vacations days left and a BFF who wanted to visit Seattle just as much as I did, we booked a planet ticket. We left on a Thursday after work, had 3 full days and flew back on a Monday. What a perfect 72 hours in Seattle.
There are very few things in life that I think can’t be cured by tea, the ocean, a trip to Ulta or a boozy brunch on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Who doesn’t love gathering a group of friends for mimosas and biscuits on a Saturday morning? We are heading into perfect brunch weather as we transition from summer to autumn. The heat from the summer is fading, giving way to brisk mornings and perfect afternoons. Call up some friends and make plans for brunch on Saturday at one of the best boozy brunches in Greenville, SC.
I think there’s a common misconception about travel and the internet is partly to blame. The biggest distinction I try to make is that travel is not always a vacation. It CAN be a vacation, but it isn’t always. Travel can be warm, relaxing and rejuvenating but it can also be cold, hectic and exhausting. It also comes with it’s fair share of problems. The thing is, you really have to roll with the punches if you want to make travel a part of your life. Part of rolling with the punches is taking what is thrown at you gracefully and moving on. Take the time Nashville tried to kill me, for example. I took a Friday off work and headed to Nashville for a three day weekend. By late Friday night, I was in the hospital.
People often think you have to wait to travel Hawaii until you’re older, more established, in love, on a honeymoon, have a lot of money, ect. Well, my BFF and I said “the heck with that!” and we went to Hawaii. We basked in the sun on Waikiki Beach, saw gorgeous sunsets every night, met travelers from around the world and ate lobster on a dinner cruise that circled the harbor. When we first told people that we were going to Hawaii on vacation, a lot people said “that’s too far to go for a week”, “I’m going to wait until I can stay somewhere nice to go”, ect. And if that’s your style, by all means, wait to go! But we had the best week in Oahu and if planning this trip seems a little daunting, keep reading! I’ve outlined the perfect travel Hawaii itinerary anyone can follow.