Christmas Island Style

Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas! God Jul!

Happy Christmas my friends! I hope Santa stopped by and spoiled you all! 🙂 Six snowy Christmas’s ago Cody and I decided that instead of exchanging extravagant gifts with one another we would create memories together and explore the World. We didn’t realize it at the time, but in that moment, a Christmas tradition was born.

That first year we traveled to the islands of the bea-u-ti-ful Bahamas and every year following we have celebrated island-style by traveling to our favorite island paradise: Hawaii. After Christmas is over and all put away, my favorite gift of the season arrives! It’s our chance to escape from the cold, the snow, the inversion, (and did I mention the bitter cold), to enjoy a week of warmth, the beach, flip-flops, and time with my sweet husband (and family if we’re lucky)!

Old Lahaina Luau, Maui

This year we made Santa’s Nice list and in a couple of weeks we’re headed back to our beloved islands to spend some time on Hawaii’s largest island (aka: the Big Island). This will be our second visit to the island and we are so excited for volcano adventuring, jungle exploring, scuba diving, mai-tai sipping, and beach hopping. I’m most looking forward to spending time with my best friend and creating more amazing memories to add to our collection.

Have you been to the Big Island? I would love to hear about your must-do suggestions. Let’s chat down in the comments. 

Mele Kalikimaka, my friends! 


  1. December 28, 2016 / 10:48 AM

    Hauoli makahiki hou, Happy New Year to you both!! Big Island huh? Well, I’m sure that you folks have already done the typical tourist spots. Personally, I’ve been wanting to go back to see all of the “new land” being created. I do not scuba dive, but I would love to watch that hot lava boiling away in the Ocean.

    • December 29, 2016 / 6:51 PM

      Hauoli makahiki hou to you as well! 🙂 We are staying over in Pahoa for two nights and a boat ride out to the lava is something we are seriously considering. The ride sounds really rough, but to be up-close to the lava falling into the ocean seems incredible. If we don’t do the boat ride, we’ll definitely do a helicopter tour over the area instead. Thanks for your suggestion. I appreciate you taking the time to share! 🙂
      Any favorite restaurants on the Big Island?

      • December 30, 2016 / 10:45 AM

        Gee, the only places that I’ve ever eaten at were my family’s homes 🙂

        • December 30, 2016 / 10:58 AM

          That’s truly the best way to go. A home cooked meal is usually way better than restaurant cooking! 🙂 Enjoy your New Years weekend!!
          A Hui Hou.

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