Have you ever had a vacation that was SO great, you actually cried when you had to leave? I’d heard about other people doing this and totally judged them for it. Seriously? You cried because your vacation was over? You literally cried? What, are you five? Yep, I judged away. Until it happened to me.
I’ve had some pretty awesome vacations in my life – I’ve traveled to some really beautiful places, and know that I still have many other places I’m dying to visit, but there is one trip that will always remain at the top of my “favorites” list.
Now perhaps part of why this is a favorite is because it was my honeymoon (that’ll do it!) but Hawaii truly was everything I’d hoped for and more. It felt very “old world” at times. Almost like we’d been transported back in time and it was just us and the sea. There was a certain mystery to it – I think it was in the clouds.
X and I had talked about where we might like to go for our honeymoon and decided that we’d choose a place we really wanted to visit but would probably only visit once. How and why we both decided on Hawaii, I don’t know, but I think by day 2 of our vacation we both looked at each other and said, “We’re totally coming back here.”
I am definitely a beach, sun, and strong drink kind of girl and will always opt for a relaxing/lounging/little adventure vacation over a super active one (think: skiing, mountain climbing, spending all day walking everywhere and site seeing = that’s not a vacation to me.) Maui seemed to be the perfect mix – we lounged for most of it (and ate more than I care to elaborate on here – the food was nothing short of AMAZING) and then spent a few days hiking and “adventuring” and just driving through the rainforest and countryside.
Clearly, Maui is beautiful. But it was more than just the rainbows every day (literally every day) – even the smell of the air was beautiful. It was sweet and smelled like flowers, and our resort had hawaiian music playing 24/7, which never got old. It truly felt like paradise and I think I must have said a million times – “This place is just so dreamy.”
I’d never cried before as a vacation was coming to a close but I have to tell you, as we drove to the airport at the end of the week to go home, I felt so sad and was definitely teary-eyed. I could have stayed in Maui forever and ever and ever. (It’s okay. We’re currently planning our return trip) 🙂
So what about you? Are you a loungey/beach kind of vacationer or do you prefer super active? What was your favorite vacation? Have you ever cried when the vacation was over? (C’mon now. Don’t lie.)