is a hawaii vacation as close to paradise as you can get?

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To escape our sometimes humdrum lives, we’re often tempted to go visit an island resort. It might be the sand, the sea or the general sense that we’re getting away from it all when heading to an island, but some of them tend to be a little more fun and exotic than others for oh so many reasons. Hawaii ticks a lot of boxes for the perfect destination, but why?

I want to visit somewhere which has it all – a gorgeous beach, consistently warm weather, good food, plenty of places to go for a nice walk and a few good places to pick up some souvenirs. Hawaii seems to have all of that, as there are quite a few things which make the Pacific island state tick, with the weather being one of the main attractions.


Hot, hot, hot!

Even during the winter months, temperatures are usually over 20C during the daytime. This means that all year round, you could get away with wearing shorts or a skirt without feeling a little nippy! Something you might also find amazing is that there are regular volcanic eruptions which, from afar, look amazing, as long as you’re at a safe distance.

Aside from volcanoes and beaches, Hawaii has a huge array of tropical plants which make for an amazing backdrop if you decide to walk away from the major towns and cities such as Honolulu, the state capital. Whenever I think of visiting Hawaii, one of the first thoughts that pops into my head is to explore the countryside on the island.

Family-friendly fun

Something else that adds to Hawaii’s lure is the fact that it welcomes families above other guests. The fact that smoking in Hawaii is illegal helps, as your kids won’t end up inhaling second hand smoke from either the locals or some of the other holidaymakers here! The beaches in Hawaii are a good place to take your sons and daughters, as they have by and large been kept clean and safe.

While parts of Hawaii can be packed, most notably the beach near Honolulu, many other parts are pretty quiet, meaning you can get on with whatever it is you fancy doing without fear of being interrupted either by the locals or other visitors. Surfing, for example, is something you could do, whether with family or simply on your own.

Doing as the locals do is more fun in Hawaii than in other US states. Here, you can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by deciding to hula while chowing down on some roast Kalua pig at a luau, which certainly beats a trip to a boring old museum!



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  • OhHeyNerdGirl

    Smoking in Hawaii is illegal? Time to move! lol I noticed when I went there on vacation that all the beaches but Waikiki were very empty.

  • Cece

    Yes!!!! We’ve been to Oahu and Maui and had a great time. The next island were planning to go to is Oahu. It’s soooo beautiful there. The beaches and the weather is perfect. Even in December.

  • Country Girl’s Daybook

    How beautiful that looks. I could use a little beach time right now!!

    ~ Country Girl’s Daybook,
    recently posted: A Movie Review of The Book Thief à

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I could use some beach time too! I’m definitely over this cold weather.

  • Christie Sultemeier

    Love hawaii! Just posted about the best things to do on Oahu- check it out :)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I love Oahu! My family went years ago and there was a ton to do. A lot of fun!

    • Beka Johnson

      I’ll be sure to check it out! My husband and I just booked our tickets to Oahu & Kona LAST NIGHT! There’s so much to do I don’t even know where to begin researching. =)

  • passportsandvisa

    It’s a long trip from the East Coast, but well worth it! Hawaii is beautiful, dare I say paradise. It’s even more so when you get out of Waikiki. I had the great fortune of finally island hopping over to Maui on my last trip and fell even more in love with our last state…for more of my thoughts, feel free to check out my thoughts on my fave places to eat in Waikiki: ; Mama’s Fish House in maui: ; a great bed and breakfast in lahaina:; and a good conference or family hotel in waikiki:

  • Kayli Schattner

    Ah, so beautiful…I would love to visit Hawaii! It looks like like a complete paradise and I’d love to do some hiking there as well– the greenery is beautiful!

  • frikkenduckie

    Hey Rach, I think you should clarify the smoking law to your readers. It is only illegal to smoke at public beaches, pools, parks, and athletic facilities.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Sorry about the confusion! I didn’t write the post but I’ll ask them if I can change that sentence. :)

  • Kaelene Spence

    I love Hawaii, my grandma lives there so growing up I loved trips to Grandma’s. 7 visits later and I am still not over this beautiful island!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Umm.. best trip to grandma’s EVER! That’s so cool.

  • Sammy Dorn

    I love Hawaii. I lived there for 3 months on student exchange and it was beautiful!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I’m sure you were able to do a lot in 3 months. Sounds like so much fun!

  • Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    Hawaii is definitely paradise on earth! :)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Yep.. completely agree with that!

  • Ashley Angle

    A little slice of Heaven on Earth. I hope to get there someday!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  • Molly @ The Move to America

    I think Hawaii is going on my bucket list – so beautiful!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I would LOVE to go back. The snorkeling is a lot of fun.

  • Beka Johnson

    wahoo! I just booked tickets to go to Hawaii this March. I gotta get researching away to figure out what we want to do.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Ahh, how fun! Which islands are you going to?

      • Beka Johnson

        We are going to Oahu and Kona. My husband wants to hike the volcanoes and I MUST see a black sand beach. =) Where did you go when you went there?

  • Erika Sevigny

    I’ve been to Hawaii three times and can attest: It makes for THE BEST, most relaxing vacations. The Big Island was my absolute fave – rainforest on one side of the island, lava rocks on the other! It was amazinggg. What a fun sponsored post! :)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Ooh, yes! We went to the Big Island when I was in college and the black beaches were amazing!

  • KC Saling

    Hawaii never ceases to amaze me. I moved here in 2005 and have been living in Oahu off and on ever since. Some people get island fever here, but so far, I haven’t gotten bored at all!