5 Reasons Why I Love Hawaii

Hawaii is truly one of my favorite places to travel to, everything about it makes me the HAPPIEST I can be! I was there just last summer but as soon as I got home, I was ready to go back again! Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll scroll through my photos and reminisce about how great it is there, and that’s what inspired me to write this post! 5 reasons why I love Hawaii so much… well, there’s way more than 5 reasons but I thought I’d start with this! Maybe I’ll even do a part 2… let me know!!

Reason #1: The people

The people living in Hawaii seem to just be so happy and relaxed, and it’s such a breath of fresh air to see that these days. Living in such a big city like Los Angeles, people can get so caught up with their work and making money that they forget how to be kind. Hawaii is basically paradise, and I can see why people living there are so friendly! Going to any cafe, or restaurant, everyone has smiles on their faces and there is something about their vibes that makes me feel so welcome. I also love how many local sellers there are, so many different fruit stands and standalone shops to go to! On the side of the road you can find a tiny shack selling the BEST banana bread ever, or just a huge farmers market in the middle of nowhere! It’s so unique and amazing, and everyone selling is so kind and willing to let you try anything before making a purchase. Being there and meeting locals just makes me so happy and carefree, ultimately it makes me my best self.

 

 

 

Reason #2: The Location

I mean DAMN, Hawaii is beautiful. How could you not look around and feel so appreciative of being there?! I’m sure there are some less attractive areas, but overall, even the ‘not super nice’ areas are still super nice if you ask me. I was staying in Oahu the last time I was there and even though I’ve been a few times, I still will never get over it’s beauty. Everything there is so green and wonderful, even when it rains… IT’S STILL PRETTY!  Usually there ends up being a rainbow which makes the rain totally okay hahah! Even the freshness of the air is noticeable. From the second you get off the plane you just KNOW! Almost everything is an ‘open-air’ concept which really helps you appreciate everything that Hawaii has to offer. I went on a beautiful hike to a waterfall one of the days I was in Oahu and I had to stop every 5 minutes just to try to take in every inch of it! It was seriously pouring rain the ENTIRE hike and I couldn’t have been happier. My hair was as wet as  if I had just come out of the shower, my shoes were making that weird squishing sound and I loved every minute of it. It’s funny for me to say that because I’m definitely very much a city girl. With all of that being said, I don’t really think I need to sit here writing about why Hawaii is beautiful, it’s just a fact!

 

Reason #3: The Sunsets

Again, the beauty of Hawaii doesn’t end with just the trees or the atmosphere… as the day comes to an end, their sunsets KEEP IT GOING! Every sunset I’ve ever seen there has just absolutely blown my mind. The picture to the right was taken from one of the dinners I had in Oahu, I was just enjoying my meal and in front of me was the most stunning thing I’ve ever seen. I definitely took one too many pictures but I definitely don’t regret using up all my phone storage on the Hawaii sunsets! Granted, I have literally always been the kind of person to appreciate sunsets so it’s no surprise that I’d have this on my list. It’s just so incredible to me how the sky can turn all these different colors at the end of the day, I don’t know how it can all be so vibrant and pink, purple, and even red… I live for the good sunsets hahah.

“When you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” – Dr Seuss

 

 Reason #4: The Activities

There are so many wonderful things to do in Hawaii that you wouldn’t be able to get the same experience out of if you went anywhere else! You could probably still do most of these things in other locations, but they wouldn’t be nearly as incredible (in my opinion). On my latest trip to Oahu, I did one of the coolest things I have EVER done in my life and that was taking an open door helicopter ride all over the island. Slightly terrifying knowing I could fall out at any moment, but also seriously amazing at the same time. Seeing the island from a helicopter was a completely different experience, it lowkey felt like I was in Pandora (the world Avatar is based in). Either Pandora or the LOST island haha. Going above all of the forests and seeing waterfalls from that view was spectacular… I probably didn’t blink once for the entire hour of the tour… DIDN’T WANNA MISS ANYTHING!

 

 Reason #5: The Spontaneity 

The last thing for this list is the spontaneity I feel when I’m there. Whether I’m in a car and we’re driving somewhere or just walking down the street, if I feel compelled to see something else… I will go do it. For example, the picture on the right was taken because I just couldn’t believe how stunning the surroundings were while we were in the car so I made us pull over and park just to see what was around. Little did we know, there was this completely abandoned beach that we found down a short path. There was nobody else there so we just walked up and down, took some drone shots, and sat there in peace. Every morning I would wake up at 8am, leave the hotel by myself and explore what was around. I wanted to fully take advantage of every moment I had there, and I feel like I did a good job of that!

 

I love Hawaii for all that it is, and TRUST ME, this list could be 10x longer…maybe one day soon I’ll go back and keep you updated on all of my adventures! Until then, hope you enjoyed my top 5 faves!

38 Comments

  1. Sierra M 💘
    May 20, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Ahhh love it sm!!!!!! Keep up the fantastic work!!❤️❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻

    • Sierra M 💘
      May 20, 2017 / 10:07 am

      BTW I’m going on a cruise to the Caribbean on June 2nd and idk what to wear! Any ideas for the cruise/beach??

      • Tara
        May 20, 2017 / 10:57 am

        i actually have a beach day outfit ideas post already!! go check it out! enjoy your cruise! 🙂

  2. Ludivine
    May 20, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Wauw this blog is amusing 😱Such a good idea to create a blog!!!! PS: I’m such a fan of Your video’s on Your main Channel and your vlogchannel, I’m Shure I watched All of Your video’s! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Much of love from BELGIUM 🇧🇪🇧🇪🇧🇪

  3. Katie
    May 20, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Absolutely love this! Great blog! Ps our old house was in your Ruidoso vlog lol!!!! 💕💕😂😂

  4. Ann
    May 20, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Tara I love you and I love this!!! This blog is everything !! And also it’s black and white .. and that’s my aesthetic 😂 so I love it even more! I wish you all the best for your future !!

  5. Ann
    May 20, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Tara I love you and I love this!!! This blog is everything !! And also it’s black and white .. and that’s my aesthetic 😂 so I love it even more! I wish you all the best for your future !! PS I’m a huge fan of your videos !! I love your vlogs !

  6. milja
    May 20, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I love your vlogs and I think it is such an amazing thing that you have a blog now :). It is really creative and I like the design of the page. P.S. Hi from Croatia 🙂

  7. Samantha
    May 20, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    you + hawaii = goals <3 this post and your previous hawaii vlogs make me so happy! i can't wait to visit one day 🙂

  8. Katie Lonergan
    May 20, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    This is so cool I love your new blog I’m so excited to read all your posts and everything

  9. piper l
    May 20, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    This makes me want to go back to Hawaii so bad!!! Love your new blog and your channels!!❤️❤️🌸🌸🌸

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      ahhh thanks!!! and same!!! writing this post made me so desperate to go back to Hawaii!! hahah 🙂

  10. milja
    May 20, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Love your vlogs and I think it is amazing that you have a blog now. Hi from CROATIA 🙂

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      AHHH Croatia!!! That is so cool & incredible!!!

      • milja
        May 21, 2017 / 11:59 am

        You should visit, we have a lot of amazing islands and beaches. And the best food 😀 🙂

  11. Camila
    May 20, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I’m planning a trip to Hawaii with my family for next year and I wanted to get your opinion on some things. In this post (which was great btw), you said you went to Oahu!!! I just want to know if that’s the only island in Hawaii that you’ve been on and if not, which island is your favorite? I am debating between Maui and a few others to go to, and I’d love some input (perhaps another post) on which islands you like and some favorite places to visit at those islands!! Thank you and great job on this blog, I love it and you!

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      i’ve also been to Maui and it’s definitely BEAUTIFUL there too! it’s the more chill/vacation-y island and Oahu has more to do (like shopping and whatnot). so it really all depends on what kind of trip you’re going for! either way, you can’t go wrong!!! 🙂 thanks for reading!!! loveeee ya!!!

  12. Alana Starkey
    May 20, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Omg I love this Tara! I’m from Hawaii and it’s definitely so awesome living here I love how every island is unique in it’s own way but also beautiful. Kauai is breathtaking (green, waterfalls are amazing, the beach simply beautiful!) Oahu is like the California of Hawaii as I like to call it a mixture of city and beauty! 🙂 Maui is just beautiful! and magical in it’s own way! Haleakala (House of the rising sun) is a well known land mark in Maui where you can watch as the sun rises it’s so beautiful! Molokai is one of the most Hawaiian islands of all (very country and laid back) no stoplights, just one road up and down the island and a population of 7,000. Lanai is a privately owned island very clean and beautiful, they are well known for their pineapples and the Manele Bay hotel! then there’s the Big Island very magical and the only island with an active volcano! and still developing! it’s just beautiful! Then theres the two smaller islands Ni’ihau, which resides next to the island of Kauai and is an island that can be visited for those with Hawaiian blood or have relatives of that island, it is a very sacred place. Kaho’olawe is located between Maui and Lanai and used to be used as a Military target practice range during WWII. I hope you get to visit Hawaii again soon! and get to see the other islands as well! 🙂 I love your blog and your YouTube videos! keep up the great work Tara!

    Fun Facts:
    Kauai: Island Flower: Mokihana Berries Island Color: Purple
    Ni’ihau: Island Flower: Ni’ihau shells Island Color: White
    Oahu: Island Flower: ilima Island Color: Yellow
    Molokai: Island Flower: Kukui Island Color: Green
    Maui: Island Flower: Roselani (Rose) Island Color: Pink
    Lanai: Island Flower: Kaunaoa Island Color: Orange
    Kaho’olawe: Island Flower: Ahinahina Island Color: Gray
    Big Island: Island Flower: Ohia Lehua Island Color: Red

  13. Esha
    May 20, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    HIII! I am obsessed with your blog!! Its so classy! So proud of ya girl! And these pictures are GORG! Sending so much love from the UK! XXXX

  14. Natalia
    May 20, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Hey Tara! If you love Hawaii so much you’d sure love visiting Brazil too!
    Btw, love your new blog, so proud of your hard work!

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      i would LOVE to visit Brazil!! hopefully one day soon! 🙂

  15. May 20, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Hi I love your blog (and your vlogs!) I was wondering what camera and lens you use to take pictures, they are such good quality!

  16. Grace
    May 20, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    I love your blog already! I’m so happy you decided to do this! Love you Tara!💜😊

  17. May 20, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    hey tara! I love the layout of the blog and everything…. could you do a Toronto blog post like cool places to shop or eat? I live in Toronto too but it’s hard sometimes to find new places! Also I think a 5 ways to be Canadian eh, would be funny and add the stereotypes 🙂

    Keep it up 🙂

  18. Kristen
    May 20, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I watch your main channel like everyday, your so creative, and got a bright future ahead of you! Keep it up, and I look forward to the upcoming videos. Ps, when I’m having a bad day, your videos seem to cheer me up🙂

  19. Kristen Madsen
    May 20, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    I want to visit Hawaii so bad!!! It’s on my bucket list and will hopefully happen in the next couple years. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a long time and this was so inspiring. Im moving to my dream city in a week, I think it’s finally time. Eek!! Thanks for all you do Tara and for inspiring me in all the ways, love you girl!

  20. Ben
    May 20, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    This is so cute! I wanna go!!

  21. May 21, 2017 / 4:48 am

    Ahhhh I love Hawaii toooo! I’ve been 13 times in the last year and a half and it’s definitely my happy place. I’m from Australia and people here, in my opinion, are just grumpy and rude hahah! So the people are definitely my favourite! Plus the accent is okay too 😏 I’ve been back home for 3 weeks and I’m ready to go backkkkk xx

  22. emilie ramos
    May 21, 2017 / 9:15 am

    This is amazing . My dream vacation is to go to Hawaii and this is really good input for me. Your blog is looking really good and i can tell that you were working very hard on it. Good job

  23. May 21, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Hello Tara !
    So I just spent one hour of reading your whole blog, and I totally love it !
    Your posts and your pics are amazing ! You did a really great job with it and with the launch. I can’t wait to see what will come next !
    I went to Hawaii, like 3 years ago, before to come back in France after my year in the US, and I totally fall in love with it. Actually I could not asked for a better destination to end my year in the US, I was poor at the end, lmao, but it was worth it ! I hope one day I will have the chance to go back there.

    I just add your blog in my blogroll in my blog !

    xx
    Marion

  24. Rachell
    May 21, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Currently planning a trip to Hawaii and tips or recommendations on places to stay would be amazing. Btw loving your blog!!

  25. Erica
    May 21, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Tara, this is so amazing. I am so happy and proud of you for doing this and following your dreams. I love you so much❤️

  26. Danyka sandboe
    May 21, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Omg I’m so happy you started a blog!!! Iv been watching your videos for years and for about 5 months iv been thinking of starting a blog or YouTube channel about my travels iv done but I’m Awkward on video so I was thinking a blog is perfect for me! could you give me any advice how to start a blog and what website you created it on?!! Tia! Love you Tara

  27. Olivia dampier
    May 22, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    Nice new blog💛💛💛💛💛💛love your channel in general and you’ve come so far🌺🌺🌺I love Hawaii tooo and you look gorgeous in your pictures keep it up👍👍👍

  28. Kaylee Robinson
    May 24, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    I’m so obsessed with you oh my goodness. I’m so glad you started a blog, because your vlogs are my fav and now I get to see more into your life. Yay!!!

  29. Blair
    June 3, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Im actu going to Hawaii in a few weeks!!! Any major must things to do??? ps i love you bunches gorgeous ❤️

  30. sarah
    June 16, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    love your blog and everything you do. I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and I’m so excited you started a blog. I want to start one I just done know hoe. maybe you can make a video or post on how to start one?

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