I typically shy away from Honolulu. I find it way too busy and crowded and prefer the slow quiet pace of the other islands, however I picked this shift up from a friend and decided to make the most of it! My day went a little something like this…
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It was kind of a late start for me. I could have stayed in bed all day I was so exhausted from the flight over, but if I stayed in bed all day, I would have nothing to write about! I walked across the street to get an açai bowl for breakfast. Hawaii is kind of known for their açai bowls and I’m ashamed to say that despite all the times I’ve been here, I’ve only ever had one once! The first time I had one I thought it was more like oatmeal and was expecting it to be warm… Whoops! I waited in line for half an hour for this one so I was hoping it would be worth it, and it was! It had non-fat Greek yogurt, fresh papaya, berries, banana, granola and organic Hawaiian honey topped with bee pollen. Delicious! I even got to watch people learning how to dance while eating on the balcony!

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After my brekkie I grabbed a crew member and headed down to Waikiki beach. I forced him to take pics of me for you guys, which I’m sure he was thrilled about. ?

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Waikiki beach is always super crowded so I don’t often stay long but swimming in the ocean truly does rejuvenate the soul.  I watched a bunch of people learn to surf. I’ve always wanted to try surfing but I’m terrified! One day I definitely will. 🙂

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One thing Honolulu has over the other islands is the shopping, and I always peek into a few of the stores to see if they have any deals going on. I didn’t buy anything this time, which is probably a good thing because with the exchange rate, I couldn’t afford anything anyway!

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I usually end my day by hanging by the pool, catching the last little bit of sunshine before I head down for the mandatory nap before check in.

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Flying the red eye back to Vancouver is very hard on the body, so I try to squeeze in a 3-4 hour nap beforehand. If you are planning a flight that has you flying through the night, I recommend trying to nap beforehand, if you can, because we know how hard it can be to sleep on the plane. Drink PLENTY of water before, during and after the flight. Also try to eat something beforehand along with snacks for the flight. I’ve had many people faint on red eyes, mostly from dehydration,  and I wouldn’t want that to happen to you! I’m awake now, feeling good and ready to go! Until next time Hawaii…?

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9 thoughts on “Honolulu layover!

  1. In all the times I did those flights I never had an Acai bowl. Sounds really good a great way to start the day (I sound like a Kellogg’s commercial). I always loved Honolulu because I felt it offered everything for everyone – especially on a short layover. Beautiful pictures!

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