Alooooooooha from the Garden Isle of Kauai!
This is my fourth summer on this island paradise. You betcha, I’m happy to be back.
With thousands of miles between here and just about anywhere, you may ask,
Why do I keep coming back to Kauai?
- Duh, why do most people make any decision? Yes, I followed love and my Mr. Right halfway across the world to Kauai. Although my Partner In Crime (PIC) was drawn to the Hawaiian Islands many years ago, it wasn’t until 2013 that it became a reality for us both.
- I’m an adventurer. I’m curious. I live a lot of my life out of my comfort zone. AND, I like the outdoors. Kauai presents opportunities for my adventurous side around every corner. I will be repeating some of my favorite kayaks and hikes this summer. (Lead photo of Nualolo Hike)
Kauai takes nature to epic heights with lush tropical plants, spectacular waterfalls, a majestic canyon, and then its unforgettable Na Pali coastline. The backdrop has been a wonderful place to recharge my batteries while writing. In fact, I wrote my first two books, When All Balls Drop and With New Eyes, here on Kauai. And, I plan on making it a three-peat this summer with my newest, Cubicle to Cuba.
- I have a thing for roosters. Ok, get your head out of the gutter! No, I don't have a chicken fetish, but if you didn’t know already, Kauai has roosters and chickens everywhere. There are many stories as to why, which range from chicken coops destroyed during a hurricane to other tall tales. Whatever the case, roosters are here, there, and everywhere: at Wal-Mart, DMV, and the beach. You can’t get away from them. Roosters sometimes get a bad rap, like “the island alarm clock,” but I learned from a wise man in Cuba that a rooster and his crow are to be cherished.
Whether you are curious and love island hopping like me or perhaps you need a dose of inspiration for your next challenge, I say come to Kauai and let the aloha do the rest. Check out my quick video recap of my recent adventures on the Garden Isle!
What do you want to know about Kauai? I've got great adventure tips for you. If you have already been, please share your adventures with me as well in the comments below.
Here's to looking up!
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