In 2016 we went to Hawaii and really loved our time there. Traveling to Hawaii is much easier from Japan than from Washington DC, so we decided to visit Hawaii again before leaving Japan. Mark’s youngest brother Marshall moved to Hawaii this year, so that made our decision easy.
We started on the island of Kauai, where we enjoyed a visit to Waimea Canyon…
….the ubiquitous chickens, whose population exploded with the destruction of Kauai’s chicken enclosures after Hurricane Iniki in 1992 …..
….a stop at the National Tropical Botanical Garden…..
A ziplining tour with Koloa Ziplines….
….and our favorite, a helicopter ride over Waimea Canyon, the waterfall from the Jurassic Park movies, and the utterly breathtaking Napali coast.
After five days of beautiful Kauai, we moved on to the Big Island–stay tuned for that report!