Kauai in 19 days: go slow, go easy

If the posted speed limit won’t work: near Wainiha General Store in Hanalei

That’s probably double the vacation time of the average visitor, so believe me when I say how very lucky we are to have family to stay with when visiting Kauai. Our last trip was 5 years ago – much too long – and there has been a bit of growth in our absence. Notably, the extra lanes into Lihue from the westside, the new large shopping center in Lihue with a Safeway (with its own Starbucks!), and for public transport, evening routes on The Kauai Bus. They’re things that shape the community in the name of progress, but despite that obvious fact, Kauai remains the laid-back island that I know and love.

In front of the house in Kekaha
100 feet from our doorstep: the beach is back at Kekaha!

Nearly 3 weeks in Hawaii saw us visiting the farmers markets on multiple occasions, eating a scary amount of raw fish poke (my poor stepmom never ever got to properly feed us), sushi, and drinking beer. We did manage to do a hike in Koke’e State Park (Honopu Ridge Trail) and a hands on poi-making lesson in Hanalei. Stay tuned while I shuffle between holiday prep and editing photos…it’s getting busy with the countdown to xmas and I’m still adjusting to the new time zone.


8 thoughts on “Kauai in 19 days: go slow, go easy

    1. Rowena Post author

      Trying to stay afloat of this craziness but somehow I’ll survive even if it means burning the midnight oil. Tried a Talenti product (Alphonso mango sorbet) because of your posts (and it went down from 7.99 to 4.99) – it was delicious!


  1. Nonna T

    Ho brah! Brok’ da mout ono grinds 🙂 …I suggest going to Sicily or Calabria if you get a more local craving for really fresh seafood. Maybe worth an Easyjet flight, depending on your craving 🙂 🙂 Okay, I’m salivating now:-)….Must. resist. running out to get poke….



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