Summer Break in Hawaii

We live in Hawaii. We live in paradise, where eight million people a year spend precious dollars in their eagerness to experience the beauty of such a place. We live here, and what do we do? Relax and unwind everyday in the light of the fading sunset with pina coladas in our hands? No, chances are, even during summer break, we are mostly toiling away the hours, happy with the freedom that summer break gives us, but nonetheless only enjoying ourselves with the mediocrity which comes with a place we are used to living in. But as I said, we still live in paradise, and so there are countless things we can do to have a blast during summer break that do not include staring at electronic screens or sleeping.

1.      There are mountains. Although there is no Mount Everest within our vicinity, there are beautiful, fun trails to hike at nonetheless. My favorites include Olomana, Wiliwilinui, and Aiea loop trail.

2.      Go to the beach. It is Hawaii, so we might as well use to our advantage our being literally surrounded by beautiful beaches. Sandy's and Makapu'u have great waves, Alan Davis has crystal clear waters, Kailua and Waimanalo beach are beautiful, Walls is the hang out spot, and Waimea is by far, in my opinion, the most fun of all.  

3.      Play tourist for a day...or more. Walk the streets of Waikiki, discover new cafés and eateries, and just enjoy the perks of being a tourist--as a local.

4.      Just do what you love to do. If you're a bookworm like me, read to your heart's content. Play an instrument you're good at, or learn how to play one. Increase your artistic talent, make up some go-to choreography...I don't know. Just have fun while you can, before the school days sneak back up on us. All in all, have a blast this summer. Win your very own vacation in Hawaii, doing what you love to do, here in the islands that are your home.

By Jocelyn 


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