Thursday, September 20, 2012

Soakin' Up the Hawaiian Sun

Vacation. Ahhhh. I kind of wish I could be on vacation forever. Especially if it's with this guy . . . the location doesn't even matter. We celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary on the North Shore of Oahu, soaking up the sun, hiking, reading, sleeping in, snorkeling, and watching sunsets. Then we did a couple of stay-cation days at home, and that was just as fun. More to come on that! Today was our first day back at work, and we were reminded of how important it is to take a break, slow down, and just enjoy the important things. Plus, it makes work not so bad after a break. 

You may be wondering, how to do two newly married, non-profit employees, both with degrees from a private university who hate debt, pay for a Hawaiian vacation? Here's how:

1. Pay off college first.
2. Take the new flight from Fresno, CA to Honolulu at only $150 each way.
3. Stay in a home rental instead of a resort (about $100 per day).
4. Make our own food and don't eat out.
5. Get a rental car through Costco ($86 for the week!)


We hiked to Hidden Beach, and had it all to ourselves. 

Sunset at Sunset Beach

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