Living on an island doesn’t give much leeway for road trips, or driving long distances. In truth, it doesn’t take very long to get around the island, or to go from point A to point B. The locals like to go day-riding around the island on the weekends, to do a variety of different things.
- Visit different beaches! – Believe it or not, not all beaches are created equal. Some beaches are known for surfing, while others are known for frolic, swimming, and again, some are known for fishing, and tide pools. So when an island tour is among us, we like to go around the island, and choose different beaches to go and visit. If prepared to leave early enough, you could visit as many as two to three different beaches in one day trip.
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- Visit local road stands – Some towns (largely popular in the more rural areas) have little road stands that sell fresh fruit, dried aku (fish), local foods – like Laulau, and my favorite Lilikoi Butter. The fresh fruit is always a good idea when day-tripping. There are fresh coconuts, complete with coconut water, bananas, mango, guava, and more! I like shopping at various road stands for a couple reasons. The culture, and the chance to meet new people in the communities.
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- Visit other towns – Some towns are created primarily for tourists, and are quaint, beautiful, and extremely lovely to visit. Even for locals. Haleiwa is one of those towns that I enjoy. It’s always a must to visit when going on a day-trip around the island. Haleiwa has different little shops aimed at pleasing visitors to the island. There are cafe’s, restaurants, surf shops, candle shops, and more! The possibilities are endless, and you can easily spend the day in Haleiwa and not realize it.
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- Just Drive – Sometimes just the drive is serene. The scenic routes and sights you see while driving around an island are magnificent! There are waterfalls, mountains, beautiful sights of the beach, and other scenes that will glorify you. Little towns and the witnessing of the Aloha Spirit all around you will make just driving completely worth it.
Views while driving… double tap for the scenic route!! #familyblogger #familyfirst #thatparadiselife #hawaii #travelblogger #travelphotography #tropical #islandlife #luckywelivehawaii
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In short – come to Hawaii and Just Drive! You might surprise yourself in the absence of a real itinerary.