Hawaii... so far

The past five days have been filled with Hawaiian bbq (God bless L&L), hiking, road trips, the ocean, beer and lots of photos. My buddy and I booked tickets to Hawaii on a whim about two months ago. We both needed to get away and Hawaii just seemed to be calling us. We waited until the last minute to book inter island flights and hotels, but we were never worried about it. Because the most important element of our trip has been no stress. We have no plan, we have no goals and we really dont care about anything, we just want to do stuff and relax. Our mornings start with us hunting the island for coffee and then deciding what to do. It might be snorkeling in the bay, hiking the Napili Coast or driving up to Muana Kea. We just don't care what happens and all we want is to relax. We made it to our flight (with 10 mins to spare) to Maui and now we're sitting in the Airbnb debating between tacos or more L&L (Hawaiian bbq). I'm not sure whats going to happen for the next 5 days (probably a lot of coffee and Hawaiian bbq), but I dont care. I'm here to take pictures, not work and just relax. We head back to Idaho on Sunday night, so until then we're going back to doing nothing.

Sunset on the Big Island at Honaunau bay. We went snorkeling here in the morning and ended up swimming with Hawaiian Sea Turtles and Dolphins. And no we didn't pay for some expensive guided snorkeling tour, we rented snorkels for $11 and just swam out into the bay.

Sunset on the Big Island at Honaunau bay. We went snorkeling here in the morning and ended up swimming with Hawaiian Sea Turtles and Dolphins. And no we didn't pay for some expensive guided snorkeling tour, we rented snorkels for $11 and just swam out into the bay.

Road tripping on the Big Island. We headed out at 6am to Volcanoes National Park and ended up spending the entire day on the east side of the island. Driving around and getting lost was amazing. Having no schedule was even better.

Road tripping on the Big Island. We headed out at 6am to Volcanoes National Park and ended up spending the entire day on the east side of the island. Driving around and getting lost was amazing. Having no schedule was even better.

We hiked (in flip flops) three miles to the green sand beaches on the Big Island. Some dude offered to drive us for $10, but hiking along the coast at sunset is priceless. Again we had no plan to do this, we just saw it and said, hell lets check it out. 

We hiked (in flip flops) three miles to the green sand beaches on the Big Island. Some dude offered to drive us for $10, but hiking along the coast at sunset is priceless. Again we had no plan to do this, we just saw it and said, hell lets check it out. 

The Napili Coast. There's something magical about Kauai, its not like the other islands. It seems like its still untouched by tourists and you can find spots that are completely empty. This might be one of my favorite shots from the trip. 

The Napili Coast. There's something magical about Kauai, its not like the other islands. It seems like its still untouched by tourists and you can find spots that are completely empty. This might be one of my favorite shots from the trip. 

Root down strong like Mauna Kea, its the tallest mountain in the world from base to summit.  Something happens when you go up here. I dont know if its the lack of oxygen, but everything is still and simple. Glad I got to go stand on top of the world for a bit.

Root down strong like Mauna Kea, its the tallest mountain in the world from base to summit.  Something happens when you go up here. I dont know if its the lack of oxygen, but everything is still and simple. Glad I got to go stand on top of the world for a bit.

Mike Abbondandolo