Welcome to our first blog post about the ever so exciting preparation of heading to the Aloha state of Hawaii. We try not to burst at the seams too early once we have booked our trip because life still goes on, right? So we pretend that we aren’t thinking about our upcoming journey and continue to make life happen in our hometown of Atlanta, GA. So, with that said, some things have to be considered before last minute though I am sure you understand. Typically we start the research online for what island we want to visit and then plan our days accordingly.
One of my friends over at movers Towson Md always finds extra things to buy before we leave for Hawaii. I mean, just finds things that really no one even needs, but since we are headed to Hawaii, might as well buy it! Extra scuba gear, masks, goggles, etc. You name it, he will get it just to make sure we all have enough items packed. Typically we don’t even use them but it makes him feel better that he prepares for everything. THis is the two weeks leading up for the big trip, so there is all of that anticipation and readiness for leaving for the airport and the long journey to Hawaii. We are going from Atlanta, GA, so it is a 4 hour flight to Los Angeles, CA and then another similar 4 hour flight to Hawaii from there. So, it gets pretty tiresome on the plane. Enough of that, just thinking about booking a last minute trip to the big island or another one of the smaller ones, gets me fired up to book a trip today!
Seemingly, once we get to about the one week before departure mark for the trip, we have everything that we will need to have a real big time out there. And since we are traveling via airplane (which is really the only time efficient way to get to Hawaii from Georgia) we can’t pack to incredibly heavy in the first place. There are only so many luggage bags you can take on a plane without breaking the bank. Look, I usually am good with 1 big bag, which includes my clothing and shoes, but my wife always needs 2 bags, a carry on and typically puts some of her stuff in my bag too! If we are going on a trip for 3 days, she packs for 2 weeks just to make sure she has enough “options” for every outing. Really, its not a bad idea, but it makes the luggage carrying a big fiasco. Anyway this is usually what it looks like for us to book a trip to Hawaii and the weeks prior to leaving.
If you are stoked to go to Hawaii, leave us a comment on how you typically fare before leaving. And what rituals you partake in because you are going to one of the most quaint and beautiful places in the world!