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I am literally ecstatic to report that I’m embarking on a 9-day wellness retreat in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Sunday morning! Yes, this was a last-minute travel arrangement, and yes, I’m dreading the 15-hour travel time, yet I’ve never been this excited for a vacation in my life. As one of my very wise best friends told me, sometimes you just need to book it and go, even just to show yourself that you can. I’ve never been a risk taker, and I’m the opposite of spontaneous– 2 factual statements I’m adamant about retracting during my medically advised 5-week stress detox.
Aside from the scenic helicopter tours, luaus, snorkeling, and never-ending supply of Mai Tais, committing to this trip and its anxiety-free program also gave me an unofficial pass to assemble a revamped tropical wardrobe and crying-baby-proof stash of relaxing gizmos. Here are my essentials for guaranteeing a fabulous vacation in Hawaii. Click the image for item details.
Fingers crossed I make it there in one piece! Getting back/returning to normal life I don’t care so much about. What would be on your packing list for a stress-free vacation in Hawaii? Anything I missed?
My parents are in Hawaii right now! This is a great roundup! Have fun!
So jealous that you’re going to Hawaii! Enjoy the trip!
Enjoy your trip! I hope that you can de-stress and relax!
Bossypants was such a great book! I really want one of those cute polaroid cameras. Hope you have an amazing time in Hawaii! I’m jealous.
Kayla | kaylablogs.com
Have a great trip — I love Hawaii so much and hope to take another trip back soon.
xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys
You’re going to have a great trip, Hawaii is so wonderful!
I think your favourite part of the trip is probably shopping and packing before hand! haha
Have an awesome flight. My #1 trip for long haul flights is to drink a ridiculous amount of water. I like the Evian face spray and eye drops also. And I re-apply lotion 27 billion times.
I love you. Send me a postcard!
Sounds like a much needed reprieve! Would you mind sending me details of this wellness retreat, sounds like something I need 🙂
I’ve been lusting after that lulu dress forever – have an amazing trip!!
Pick Your Beau
Those pineapple earrings are the cutest things in the entire world, along with the pineapple clutch! Have such an amazing time and I can’t wait to hopefully see some photos from your tip 🙂
Annie // Annie N Belle
You have made me want to go to Hawaii. Enjoy your trip. Maybe, give us an update.
Have an awesome trip! I’m leaving for Punta Cana later today so these essentials work for that as well – I especially love the strappy bikini and the pineapple earrings!
That sounds absolutely heavenly!!!! Post lots of pics please!
Don’t forget books… for beachside and poolside reading. Light reading only! 😉 Also, if you can fit in some spa appointments… I fully support that too. My first (ever) spa day was in Hawaii – highly advise! 🙂
Oh I’ll try not to get TOO jealous over here, Hawaii’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit! And man, at this time too. You’ll be vacationing when I’m in classes, that’s my life goal some day 😉
Courtney// As We Stumble Along
I have ALWAYS dreamt of going to Hawaii!!! I love love all of these things especially that flower crown!
Nicole // Chronicling Home
Have a great time in Hawaii. I can’t wait to hear all about it. I’m loving the show me your mumu dress!
I have those Lilly Bluetooth speakers, and they have seriously gotten me through so many BBQs this summer haha! Love these picks, I hope you have fun in Hawaii!
xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise
I hope you have the best time!!
So jealous you’re off on a wellness retreat! Hope you have an amazing (and safe) trip!
Safe travels! Please blog all about it!!! I would love to hear all about it.
Just wear lots of sunscreen and take lots of pictures!!! Sounds like the perfect trip to be. Can’t wait to read all about it!
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