We’ve been traveling a ton lately and with many more trips planned for the summer, we seem to have the packing down like a pro. With our top 10 tips, we hope these can make your summer travels easier! If you have any tips, be sure to leave a comment below.
At Honua Kai Resort and Spa, on the Kaanapali Beach coast of Maui, is the perfect family getaway. With just a quick plane ride from Honolulu, you will find a little slice of heaven on this stretch of coastline be it poolside or at the beach. With each luxury studio, one, two or three bedroom suite, you will find that they each come with a gourmet kitchen, large lanai’s and in-room washer/dryer making it convenient for the whole ohana to enjoy like you’re back at home, but with services you will find at a luxury hotel.
If you guys have been following my Instagram, you will know that I went on an amazing trip with Spyder Activewear and Shape Magazine two weeks ago. (It was a pinch me moment for sure!) Amie Engerbretson who is a professional skier sponsored by Spyder, hosted us to a fab weekend in her hometown- Squaw Valley. Tahoe was one place that I’ve never been to that I’ve always wanted to visit. Flying in from Honolulu was a trek, but so worth all the planes and automobiles to get to our cabin for the fun-filled, bucket list weekend.
Last week, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa was in town for a few days visiting his new Nobu Honolulu restaurant that just opened up in Ward Village. (That whole area is booming!) We had the great pleasure in joining him for a private sushi making class with a few others that was quite memorable to say the least. Each of us had our own little sushi-making station setup with delicious fresh fish to make nigiri and hand rolls. Nobu started off explaining that he follows a six-step process for making nigiri and let’s just say, it’s so much harder than it looks!
This year we decided to go on a family ski trip to Deer Valley since Kenji had a project there. It was my first time ever to Park City/Deer Valley, so I didn’t know what to expect other than it would being freezing cold compared to the summer weather we are used to year-round. Although I’m not much of a skier, I heard the spas in Deer Valley are amazing and yes, it was a spas lover’s dream! Since Kaia is only a year and a half, she couldn’t ski since the age starts at 3, but there were so many other great things to do with the family.
We just got back home a few weeks ago and it’s been crazy busy ever since we got home. We were gone for 3 weeks and boy, we are so happy to be back home in warm weather! Traveling with a toddler for that long, living out of a suit case is tough. Kaia is such a great traveler, so it really helped when we traveled to 3 different cities. We started our first leg of the trip in Seattle to see my dad, then went to San Francisco to see my best friend and then finished our trip in Park City for a little ski and spa time. Kaia was over the cold and snow, all she kept wanting to do was take a bath. Haha! She didn’t like the snow flurries hitting her face and getting all bundled up. She is a true island baby for sure.