Ever get the sudden urge to drop everything you're doing, pack a bag, and leave to go somewhere else? I get that a lot, except I'm a broke college student who can barely afford all the Wawa I eat. But this past summer I went on a family vacation that truly blew my mind. I spent two weeks in Hawaii — one on the island of Kauai and the other on the island of Maui, and all I can say is wow.
The pictures that you see of Hawaii don't lie because that's what it actually looks like. Coming from New Jersey, I'm used to the four seasons and dealing with short-tempered people, so Hawaii was quite of a culture shock. The people were some of the nicest I've met; they were always friendly and answered any questions you might have about the islands.
The best part was just laying on the beach and watching the sunset between the tall palm trees. It was as if it came straight out of a movie! I'm (slightly) obsessed with going to the beach so this is what I was most excited for, and the beaches in Hawaii were the nicest I've been to. The water was so clear you could see straight to the bottom without a problem.
Overall there was just a different vibe in Hawaii. Maybe because it's an island far away from the rest of our country, but something in the air just puts you at ease the moment you step out of the plane.
I can't wait for the day I go back to Hawaii and explore it even more than I already have. It truly is the most beautiful place I've been to and I hope that everyone can experience it one day.