Minu and I have been traveling together for over 5 years now, but for most of our lives on our own. While we’ve been traveling mostly for RoadsWellTraveled in the recent past and spend most of our time with artisans, we do let ourselves loose once in a while and explore our destinations as simple, curious travelers. Over the years, we’ve accumulated some travel wisdom which we wish we had when we started out. There’s only so much travel guides can tell you. The rest of it we’ve learnt, comes with experience. So if you can visit a place only once in your life, wouldn’t you want to do it right? While we think the best way to travel is to go with the flow when on the road, here is a series on what not to do on the road to make sure there are fewer regrets! WHAT NOT TO DO IN HAWAII
Spend all your time at the beach. Hawaii has amazing flora and fauna and it would be a pity to not devote some of that time to walking through the endless green of its lush tropical forests and braving insect bites (who doesn’t want a large insect bite as a souvenir?) There’s a reason Jurassic Park and Avatar were shot in Hawaii. We recommend finding out hiking trails in advance based on difficulty, or hopping into a kayak and navigating some of the Islands’ gorgeous rivers.