Honeymoon planning is in full swing.
Matt and I used $20 of our travel budget to purchase the Lonely Planet Guide to Kaua'i.
Since I'm in between fiction books right now, I brought it with me on the plane ride to New York. I went through the entire book and highlighted everything I'm interested in doing. Here are some of the highlights:
- Taking surfing lessons
- Tubing on a river
- Signing up for a tour that involves kayaking, hiking, riding a covered-wagon tractor and a motorized canoe, swimming, rope-swinging, jumping off a 20ft cliff, and ziplining (lunch is included)
- Indulging in an all-you-can-eat buffet at a Japanese diner
- Attending the Polynesian Festival
- Mountain biking
- Going to the cinema
- Taking an ashtonga yoga class
- Getting a steam, vigorous salt scrub and a special four-hands traditional Hawaiian healing massage
- Walking on remote beaches
- Getting fruit from a road-side stand
- Hiking and camping the 11-mile Kalalau Coast trail
- Traveling by raft
- Going on an art gallery crawl
It's hard because I'm so excited. I want to start planning RIGHT NOW.
But honestly, I think it's best to slow down and involve Matt in the process. I'm going to ask him if he wants to read through the book with a different color highlighter and circle the stuff he wants to do. Then we can figure out where our preferences overlap and where we might need to compromise.
The process will certainly take longer and be more difficult, but it will be better in the end because it will reflect both of us.
P.S. Those of you who have been to Kaua'i, please leave your specific recommendations (lodging, food, activities, etc.) in the comments section!