So, in case you haven’t heard, I just got back from an amazing trip to Hawaii! We took a ton of photos during our trip, we each probably took over 1,000 pictures each, and I’m already overwhelmed thinking about trying to go through all of the pictures and trying to pick my favorites because they seriously all might be my favorites! If you follow me on Instagram (@thewanderingweekenders) you’ve already gotten a sneak preview of our adventures in Hawaii. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, I’ll give you a brief preview of our trip and what we did!

Before we even started our trip, we went to a great Anniversary dinner at The Pass & Provisions, which is a great restaurant here in Houston. During dinner we exchanged cards, and as you can see, we both had Hawaii on our brain!

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We woke up and bright and early to get to the airport so we could get our butts to Hawaii on Saturday morning! I was ready to be on a beach, as evidenced by my floppy hat!

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Once we arrived in Maui on Saturday morning, there really wasn’t much time to do anything but grab dinner and head to bed because we had a very early wakeup call Sunday morning to  watch the sunset over Haleakala and bike down.

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

Our reward for waking up early (and not killing ourselves biking down an old volcano!), was ending up at this amazing beach!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The rest of Sunday was spent relaxing at the pool, and trying not fall asleep because we were so tired! And we might have had a few Mai Tais as well!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

After a few hours at the pool, we got changed and made our way into Lahaina for dinner at Lahaina Grill. Before dinner thought, we watched one of the most spectacular sunsets ever! It was stunning!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

Our final full day on Maui was spent driving the Road to Hana. We got to see some beautiful waterfalls, stunning views of the beach, and my favorite part, a black sand beach!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

We wouldn’t be true Aggies if we didn’t do a typical Aggie Ring picture!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The next day we made our way to Kauai for the remainder of our time in Hawaii. The wonderful Sheraton upgraded us to an ocean view, and it was absolutely perfect! Our first night we went a grabbed dinner and watched another breathtaking Hawaiian sunset!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

For our first full day on Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, followed by a fun zip lining adventure. Even though Waimea Canyon isn’t as big as the Grand Canyon, it’s still pretty amazing that a canyon this size is sitting on a little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

Oh yeah, and a trip to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without some Hawaiian treats. The shaved ice was pretty good, but Chris and I fell for Lappert’s Ice Cream. It was delicious and made right there on the island.

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

We woke up early the next day, and headed to the airport for a helicopter ride! The views were so spectacular, that we had to buy the video, and I can’t wait to watch it. We attempted to hike the Na’Pali Coast, but unfortunately we ran out of time because we had a luau to get to (where we finally got lei’d for the first time during our trip). We did manage to eat lunch at Ke’e Beach which is where the road on Kauai literally ends.

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The next day we headed out for a kayaking adventure to a secret waterfall, and then relaxed for the rest of the day by the pool. I could have gotten very used to that view!

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

For our last full day in Hawaii we relaxed by the pool some more before heading to our last activity of the trip, a sunset cruise along the Na’Pali Coast. The views were stunning, the dinner was delicious, even if it was very windy, and we might have gotten drenched in the process.

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

And then for our final day, we walked a little bit around the beach and the grounds around our hotel before heading out to go and pick up our precious puppy.

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

The Wandering Weekenders- Hawaii In Instagram Photos

We seriously had the best vacation, and I can’t wait to share all of the details with y’all!

  • Hawaii has just been added to my list. These pictures are gorgeous. Glad y’all had a fun time! 🙂

    • Thank you so much! We had the best time, and pretty much started planning our next trip there before we even left to go home!

  • Hawaii looks like such an amazing getaway! I like the idea of renting a car and exploring everywhere – beaches, volcanos, etc. Looks like you guys saw a bit of everything!

    • It was so beautiful, and I still don’t think the pictures do it justice! I really tried to make sure we saw a little bit of everything. My husband’s #1 request though was that we had some downtime, and I’m so glad that we did because being by the pool was so much fun too!

  • Christina Sotherden

    I so loved looked at each of these photos!! Everything looked gorgeous and I’m so glad you had such a great time! You have me wanting to go back asap! We’re already considering our second anniversary trip (even though we haven’t left on our first yet, ha! two more days) and it’s between Hawaii and London I think and you’re swaying me a little bit here 🙂

    • We were already talking about our next trip to Hawaii before we even got off the island lol! It’s so much fun, but London sounds pretty awesome too! I don’t know if I would be able to decide, but I’m glad that the post might have swayed you a little 🙂

  • oh my word. it all looks amazing! that view from your hotel is gorgeous. love that you all got each other the same cards 🙂

    • We were so surprised by our view that we made sure that we could have some time to relax on the patio a couple of nights. When we handed me the card, I knew that we had gotten each other the same one, and I almost died because I was laughing so hard!

  • Sarah

    I want to go so badly and your incredible trip just seals the deal! Thanks for sharing!

  • Fantastic photos! Isn’t Hawaii just so magical? And I love that y’all exchanged the same cards! That’s happened to me before too. A true sign of a love meant to be! 🙂

    • That’s what I like to think about the cards, and that we couldn’t wait to get to Hawaii! And Hawaii was so beautiful, we started planning our next trip before we even left because we had such a great time!

  • Ahh Hawaii looks beautiful! I’ve yet to see a black sand beach. Also, my bff went to A&M, so I get the whole ring deal 😉

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    • We totally missed the black sand beach when I went to Maui the first time, so I was super excited to see it this time around!