The Distant Stars That Bind Us Together

I set out on a journey to explore the wonders of Hawaii. I had never been before and it seemed like an adventure that would be worth taking. The first night, we stopped in at a small hotel near the airport where we stayed for one last night before heading off into uncharted territory. In the morning, we boarded a plane and set off for Kauai.

The air was cold and damp, but the view from my seat on the airplane gave me a new appreciation for this place that I had only heard stories about. There were mountains in places where there shouldn’t have been any at all! The clouds began to break up as we descended into our destination city and it looked like I would be able to get a good view of the island. Kauai is the oldest and most northern of the main Hawaiian Islands and it was clear that we were in for some new experiences.

As soon as we landed, we rented a car and hit the road. The first stop on our list was Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. It was a short drive from where we were and I don’t think it took much time at all to arrive there, but this place is so big that you can see different parts of it as you travel along. We walked down into its depths for about half an hour or so before heading back up again. It was definitely worth the visit and I would recommend it to anyone traveling in the area.

After Waimea Canyon, we made our way down to Poipu Beach for a swim and some relaxation. The water was so clear that you could see all of the fish swimming around your feet! We spent a few hours there before getting back in the car and making our way to the north side of the island.

The roads were winding and steep, but as we drove higher and higher into the mountains, I could see why people loved this place so much. The views were incredible! We stopped at a lookout point called Kilauea Lighthouse for a few minutes before heading back down to the ocean. It was a long day, but we were tired and ready for some rest.

The next day, we woke up early and drove to the end of the road on the north side of Kauai. From there, we began our hike along the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail. This trail takes you through some beautiful scenery and eventually leads you down to a black sand beach. We hiked for about an hour before turning around and heading back the way we came.

After our hike, we made our way to Hanalei Bay for a final swim before boarding our plane back home. It was definitely an adventure that I’ll never forget! Hawaii is such a beautiful place and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little bit of adventure.

Traveling to Hawaii? Make Sure You Are Prepared

Hawaii is a very famous touristic location thanks to the different activities and open possibilities that exist on the island, starting for enjoying a beach trip to discovering new things about the place such as the culture, history, and symbols. While this island that is considered a part of the US territory is fairly recognized, most beginners don’t know what should they carry in their backpacks before going to this wonderful island, and that is a big mistake since you could lose an important amount of time by looking for the things that you need once you’re there, so, with the next explanations you will be prepared for your next adventure in Hawaii, let’s begin.


The main activity that can be enjoyed in Hawaii is the aquatic environments and multiple beaches that are on the island, and since you will be out in nature, you must carry sunscreen to avoid getting sunburns thanks to the golden sun which is then responsible for serious health issues on the skin like skin cancer. For that reason, take sunscreen and combine it with other items such as brimmed hats and even sunglasses to counter the side effect of the continuous sun exposition while you’re having a lot of fun in the oceanic habitat.

Now, other activities such as swimming or surfing will require some special equipment to perform it safely and much easier, and while this equipment can be found in Hawaii, you will probably be charged with a higher amount of money since the island by itself can be pretty expensive on some things. So, bring your surf tables, swimsuits, and scuba suit if you’re planning on practicing such activities, be prevented.


Hawaii is different from other islands in the world since it counts with more endangered or threatened species per square mile in comparison to other places of the world, for that reason it received the name of the endangered species capital of the world. But why is this so important to know? Well, the reason being is that you can’t bring any non-native species of plants or animals since it can cause harmful effects to the human health and to the local agriculture and biological species, so, if you need to travel with a specific plant or animal, you need to ask for permission and report it to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to avoid legal procedures against your person.


There is a very strict animal quarantine in Hawaii for all dogs, cats, and even other carnivores that are going with you, this is because Hawaii is home of rabies-free environments which makes it a very unique state, and they want to maintain it like that for a long time. For that reason, they want to have some precautions with new animals that could destroy the ecosystem and lifestyle of the animals of the island. If you need your pet to be with you all time for some reason, you can get in touch with Hawaii Departments to make everything clear and to start with the procedures to be free of problems, just in case. It’s important to follow every recommendation since you as a tourist needs to maintain a good reputation by respecting the culture and ecosystem or different states, be aware and follow the rules.