Aug. 12th, 2010 11:39 am
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After I finish up with Futurama this fall, Mitch and I wanted to take a vacation to Hawaii. Mitch has been before (a long time ago), but I've never been.

If anyone has suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

I'm mainly interested in doing some combination of the following:
~~~ sleeping
~~~ seeing active volcano flow from a safe distance without spending a ton of money (Big Island)
~~~~ eating fabulous food
~~~~ finding a mask that really feels like Hawaiian folk art (to add to my slowly growing mask collection... I still wish I'd gotten a bigger kitsune mask in Kyoto...)
~~~~ likewise, I'd like to look at some traditional Hawaiian textiles and jewelry.
~~~~ assisted hang-gliding?? (ie someone experienced takes me up. I don't have to learn. Not too dangerous??) I'd like to feel like flying without the noise of a small aircraft. But also don't want to DIE. :)
~~~~ Seeing really pretty waterfalls and views that don't require really strenuous hiking to get to.
~~~~ safe snorkling in a really pretty place. Extra points if you don't have to take an expensive boat to get there. (ie awesome snorkling right off the beach for free = epic. But I'm open to boat-access only stuff, too.)
~~~~ a non-crappy luau.
~~~~ nothing that involves serious physical activity, getting lost in the forest, falling off cliffs or being eaten by sharks.
~~~~ Not really interested in barren rock formations (ie stuff that looks like the Grand Canyon) because we have a lot of that here in California.
~~~~ I don't want to go to heavy touristy areas unless there's some really big reason to go there. But at the same time, if it's TOO rural, (ie no restaurants) that's not as great, either.

After a very quick look in some guidebooks I'm thinking that maybe spending a few days on Big Island to see the lava flow and maybe do a bit of sightseeing and shopping and then spending the rest of our time on Maui which supposedly has lots of easy to get to beautiful waterfalls on the Road to Hana... as well as easy beautiful snorkling (and pretty beaches). I've heard Kauai is really nice, too.


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