Vacation Time | Kauai, Hawaii

Vacation- One of the best.words.ever.  It is also one of the words that before this trip I couldn't tell you when the last time we used that word and for more than just a quick getaway.   There is not much I need to say about Hawaii, let alone Kauai.  It was our first time to Hawaii and I can guarantee you not the last!  The whole island was just completely stunning, it is truly its own canvas and makes any picture on its own absolutely gorgeous! 

While it was a good trip for us to relax and just disconnect and hit reset, we stayed busy exploring the island, hiking, and just being.  One of the best things we did on this trip was to take a helicopter tour of Kauai.  OH.MY.GOSH! It was one of the most breathtaking yet thrilling things!  I HIHGLY recommend if you get a chance to do a tour of any location via helicopter you do it- you will look at the location with a whole new perspective and appreciation.  

With such gorgeous scenery I really didn't end up with a picture I didn't like from the trip and am so glad we will have this gallery to look back on for years to come!  I am also looking forward to getting these printed (trying out a couple new mediums too so stay tuned to the blog for my reviews).  

Enjoy a few of my favorite pictures from our trip (I took a LOT)- if I just look at them long enough maybe I will magically appear back in Hawaii?? A girl can dream.  Anybody needs a destination photographer to Hawaii, you know I am game! 

 View from our resort looking out- how I always pictured Hawaii to look.

View from our resort looking out- how I always pictured Hawaii to look.

 Poipu Beach

Poipu Beach

 These guys are EVERYWHERE in Kauai. 

These guys are EVERYWHERE in Kauai. 

 We spotted monk seals several times on the beaches.  They are endangered and Kauai does a good job of roping them off with volunteers to help watch them so they can lay out in the sand and sun.

We spotted monk seals several times on the beaches.  They are endangered and Kauai does a good job of roping them off with volunteers to help watch them so they can lay out in the sand and sun.

 I mean really?!  Beach, blue sky, and a rainbow.  

I mean really?!  Beach, blue sky, and a rainbow.  

 Gorgeous Beach- Check, The Gorgeous Napali Coast as your background- double check.  

Gorgeous Beach- Check, The Gorgeous Napali Coast as your background- double check.  

 The Spouting Horn

The Spouting Horn

 Kauai Morning Sun

Kauai Morning Sun

 Thank you Kauai for making my job easy - Can't wait to see this picture in print...and can't wait to try a new type of print medium with it!

Thank you Kauai for making my job easy - Can't wait to see this picture in print...and can't wait to try a new type of print medium with it!

 Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

 We hiked in Waimea Canyon up to this gorgeous and VERY cold waterfall.  

We hiked in Waimea Canyon up to this gorgeous and VERY cold waterfall.  

 Hanalei Bay Sun

Hanalei Bay Sun

 Another gorgeous set

Another gorgeous set

 Another one of my favorites that we are planning on printing out - can't wait to see it!

Another one of my favorites that we are planning on printing out - can't wait to see it!

 This happened.  This was our helicopter- no doors.  AMAZING!

This happened.  This was our helicopter- no doors.  AMAZING!

 The waterfall from the first Jurassic Park - Manawaiopuna Falls.  GORGEOUS, but no dinosaurs

The waterfall from the first Jurassic Park - Manawaiopuna Falls.  GORGEOUS, but no dinosaurs

 The stunning Napali Coast.  

The stunning Napali Coast.  

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 Coming in back to Lihue Airport from the helicopter tour

Coming in back to Lihue Airport from the helicopter tour

 Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse

 This picture is pretty simple but it encompasses a lot of Kauai for me....gorgeous water and gorgeous mountains.  See you again Kauai

This picture is pretty simple but it encompasses a lot of Kauai for me....gorgeous water and gorgeous mountains.  See you again Kauai