We're going to Maui! And we're really splurging, at least for our budget. We're staying in Ka'anapali at the Hyatt Regency Maui. I'm a tiny bit nervous about 4 adult women in one room, but the same 4 of us have done it several times before; we were just much smaller at the time!
Now that the big decisions are made, it's time for the really fun part. I'm headed to Barnes and Noble for books galore to immerse myself in all that is Maui. I'm most excited to fulfill my dream of a surfing lesson. I'm also looking forward to ziplining and horseback riding. We're going to look into a snorkeling catamaran trip, as well, in hopes that my mom can swim with dolphins. My sister has tossed in the idea of ATVing, in which case I'll need a living will. Plus, we're renting a car, so the road to Hana (as well as everything in between!) is also an option. And who can forget about the best Hawaiian activity ever: doing nothing on the beach, with a slushy umbrella drink and a good book.
I must admit, even in my lazy excitement about a tropical getaway, it still doesn't pull on me like a European jaunt does. But that's okay; I'll never see the world going to the same places over and over again.
But I can return next spring! ;-)