You’re a Hawaii travel deal addict or a “Kama`aina-in-the making,” if you…
I was reminded of this post yesterday flying away for a week off-island. As the flight came out of Lihue, there was a tear in my eyes as I listened to Pali’s Haleakala with gratitude.
Wear Hawaii-style clothes (even in cold weather back home). (#4). Listen to Hawaiian music wherever you go. (#5). Dream of Hawaii when you’re not here. (#6).
Feel happiest when in Hawaii. (#7). Visit every island including Molokai and Lanai. (#8). Tan only and never sunburn. (#9).
Know the differences between Mauka and Makai, Windward and Leeward. (#10). Talk about being On and Off-Island. (#11). Get a lump in your throat when leaving Hawaii to fly home. (#12).
Slip into Pidgin so well when you return even after a long absence. (#13). Prefer Musubi, Saimin, Plate Lunch and malasadas (to name a few) to burgers, fries, and pizza. (#14). Watch the videos you took on your last Hawaii vacation just so you can get centered enough to make it through the day. (#15).
Enjoy plate lunch and live Hawaiian music at regular intervals no matter where you live. (#16). Have your photo of swaying palms as the background on your phone or computer so you think of Hawaii several times a day. (#17). Look at Hawaii websites and Facebook pages to find out if you’ve missed anything that needs to be added to your ‘to do’ list for next trip. (#18).
Check all the live web cams and watch Hawaiian sunsets during the winter or anytime you need a fix. (#19). Watch Hawaii weather online. (#20). Grumble about wearing shoes when you get home or leave them at the door. (#21).
Read Hawaii news online. (#22). Watch for planes arriving from and taking off to Hawaii. (#23). Check Hawaii travel deals even when you aren’t planning a Hawaii vacation. (#24).
Have your check imprinted with Hawaiian beach scenes. (#25). Keep your Hawaii trip planning information in front of you all all inappropriate times. (#26). Set your watch or computer to Hawaii time. (#27).
Watch Hawaii 5-0 religiously. (#28). Cook Hawaiian food at home. (#29). When you buy flowers they are Hawaiian tropicals. (#30).
How many of the above applied to you? Anyone answer yes to all 30?
Thanks to all those who helped provide input in this just updated (1/16/20) post!