4 Fun Things to Do in Hawaii

Have you been feeling trapped lately? Not only is it cold and dreary as we trudge through winter, but we’ve also all been feeling the pressure of being cooped up in our homes and bubbles due to the coronavirus. As such, plenty of people are feeling the travel bug, and are looking into a tropical vacation to get away from staying away from everyone else.

Where better to travel for fun in the sun than Hawaii? If you want plenty to do to have a jam-packed schedule of adventure and relaxation, you’ll likely want to pack your bags for the Island of Hawaiʻi, otherwise known as the Big Island. Let’s take a quick look at some of the top attractions Hawaii has to offer.

Coffee, anyone?

Kona coffee is famous, and that’s putting it lightly. Due to the climate and processing, Kona coffee has a unique taste that enthusiasts and aficionados the world around laud and love. If you visit Kona on the western side of the island, you’ll get to have the freshest cup possible. Now that is something to brag about back home to the coffee snobs you may know.

Hike a volcano (really, you can do that)

The Kilauea’iki Trail takes you on an incredible trip through a tropical rain forest until you hit a solidified lava lake. You won’t have too many chances to say you’ve hiked a volcano. You’ll enjoy the sun, unmatched sights, and gorgeous foliage (when you’re in the rain forest).

But the hiking isn’t limited to the volcano. There are botanical gardens, valleys, and beaches to hike and explore. If you’re a fan of hiking, Kona is just the place you need to be.

Life’s a beach

It’s Hawaii; it’s an island; it has beaches. But you already knew that. What you didn’t know is just how beautiful these beaches are. Not only do you have your stock standard white sandy beaches (which are gorgeous and have luxury resorts nestled on them), but they also have black sand and green sand beaches. The green sand beach contains green crystals, giving it a distinct color. The black sand beach gets its color from basalt and lava that exploded when it reached the ocean (neat!). If you’ve been itching to get in the sun and go for a swim in the Pacific, the Big Island has several options to choose from — and it’s a difficult decision which one to go to first.

Live a little (in a resort)

If you don’t want to rent a cabana or a home on the island, there is no shortage of beautiful resorts to stay in and relax. You can even catch a luau and enjoy incredible foods, drinks, and entertainment. And once it’s all over, it’s a short walk back to your room to rest. Even if you don’t stay at a resort hosting a luau, you can often still get tickets to enjoy the festivities! We’ve discussed the beauty of all-inclusive vacations before, and if this is something you’re interested in, give us a call to chat more about all-inclusive packages in Kona.

Let’s book a Hawaiian getaway

Contact our Denver travel agency to talk about your next Hawaii vacation. We’ll be happy to go over travel and accommodation options to make a memorable vacation and get away from the cold reality of winter. Call us today for more information!

The Perks of a Working Vacation

Have you ever heard of a working vacation? It’s exactly as the name implies: it’s a vacation you take, but you continue to work while you’re there.

We’re sure the first thought you had when reading that is, “Why would I want to work on my vacation. Isn’t the point of a vacation to not work and to get away from it all?” Traditionally, yes. The idea of a vacation was to take some time away from work to recharge your batteries and avoid slinking into a slump and rotting away in a rut at your job. While we love helping people plan vacations, getaways, honeymoons, and any other form of travel, we do want to talk about the unique benefits a working vacation offers.

You can save your vacation days

If you’re at a job that employs rollover vacation days, you can head out on your next adventure without cashing in those vacation days immediately. This gives you an opportunity to take a longer vacation next year without needing to skip one this year. Not a bad deal, huh?

You can increase your budget

If you don’t have as much paid time off as you want/need, but still want to take a vacation, working while you’re on vacation means you don’t lose an income stream. Therefore, you don’t need to go in too frugally; you can upgrade your travel or accommodations to make the stay a bit more relaxing and enjoyable.

You can be more flexible with timing

Since you don’t need to coordinate with your superiors or colleagues regarding when a good time to go on vacation, you can choose to go where you want, when you want. You’ll be working anyways, and with the current state of social distancing, there’s no better time to hop on a plane and work somewhere beautiful to get out of the home office.

You can stay longer

As we mentioned, you won’t be dipping into your vacation days (or all of them, it’s not a bad idea to take a 3-day weekend or two), you can work remotely for longer and really enjoy yourself. Ever have that feeling where you wished you had just a little more time where you were before having to head back to the slog and grind of work? By taking your work with you on vacation, you can get your wish and stay, just a little bit longer.

You can learn more about the culture of your destination

With all of that extra time you get by working while away, you can really learn what it’s like to be a local, not just a passing tourist, in your destination of choice. You can set up routines and experience life through a different lens, giving you new perspectives and insights into the world, people, and culture overall. It’s a rewarding experience like no other.

Curious about booking an extended vacation where you’ll be working? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss details and help you find the destination, travel, and accommodations to make an unforgettable trip.