This is a post for family, friends, and whoever is traveling to O‘ahu and not sure what to pack in their suitcase. This list is for the low key traveler, so if you’re more of the daring adventuring type, keep in mind, this is a light list.
I currently live in the southern part of O’ahu called Waipahu, Hawai‘i, north of Pearl Harbor. Most likely you’ll fly into Honolulu Airport and if you’re traveling to visit me, you’ll be greeted with Floral Lei’s.
Welcome Family to my Curry Sunshine Experience
As you begin to take out your suitcase and start packing, ask:
How many suitcases do I need?
Am I bringing carry on luggage only or am I checking in a bag?
Check airlines to learn more about luggage fees – What are the fees for carry on and checked luggage?
Be sure all your luggage is labeled and the information is updated with clear print.
Travel Size First Aid – *Be sure to carry your med’s and vitamins.
ReusableCanteen/Bottle for water on the go – Hydration refills.
Clothing – Daily Wardrobe:
Tech Shirt’s – They’re quick dry and moisture wick shirts, that can be found in the workout section at Walmart, Target, Old Navy, thrifting, etc.
Clothing with UV Protection
Linen & Cotton Clothing – Emphasis on breathable fabrics
Water Shoes – Especially if you’re considering water sports and spending everyday on the beach. They can provide protection from coral reef, lava rocks, and crossing streams while hiking.
Plan for a beach day: Beach towels, swimming goggles, etc. Consider purchasing beach toys at a local thrift or Walmart. Many folks donate items before returning home. This may apply to folks with children if they are need of folding canvas chairs, etc.
Hiking Sandals – They provide more support and traction when walking dirt paths with slippery steps and loose gravel.
Comfortable Trainers/Hiking Boots – for hikes and sight seeing
*Respect* for the people, culture, and the island leave it clean and undisturbed better than how you left it.
Everyday Carry #EDCforTravel
Bag for Daily travel – Options: Fanny Pack, Small Shoulder Bag, Light Bag pack, if you’re a regular hiker – bag with water reservoir.
Tote Bags – Eco friendly reminder – Most stores have you pay $0.15-$.50 for a reusable bag.
Wallet & COVID-19 Vaccine Card
Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
Travel Size Sunscreen
Lip Balm with UV Protection
Portable Phone Charger – These come in handy especially if you’re out all day using google maps and taking photos.
Bring an Extra USB Cord – Helpful to have one for the home and one for travel, stored in the vehicle.
ReusableWaterBottle for hydration refills (as mentioned above)^
Extra: Hair Ties, Cooling Towel (Search Target – Cool Wipes/Sporting Goods – no link provided).
If you have any specific questions, I’d like to read them. If you have any suggestions on items that were useful and necessary during your trip, please share in the comments, your feedback is appreciated.
I’m taking a break here, some time to refocus on what is the point of this blog?
I feel this blog needs a refresher and to reflect my current life. In my past story, I was the character that was starting and stoping, lacking direction.
Online it’s so easy to show the happy reels but how often do we admit that, what we are doing hasn’t given us the results we want? I’m taking about the unfiltered realness before the breakthrough.
Lately I’ve been in need of energy and thanks to listening to a Live Video from Tony Robbins, I Believe I will get there.
I only want to take part in things that bring me joy, and I feel sort of boxed in with this blog.
I’ve made so many changes during this new season of my life. I am grateful that I am far from home and our new home is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s time to wake up and be present, and be vulnerable. I admit that depression and this low energy funk is real, however it’s not where I want to remain.
I am alive, so I get to rewrite my story and restructure my beliefs and define WHAT truly matters and my WHY am I here!??
These thoughts come to me and so if you’re reading this, I encourage you to write about it and then create a new story.
I can change the narrative, I am the author and I choose to dream big from this moment on.
It’s morning where I am, 4:40 am HST. I woke up randomly, thinking about life and the series of choices I’ve made within the year. I recently haven’t had any flow of writing, what do I do or write next?
I’ll go on a drive, to rest beside still water, and will find the words then. For now, I’ll share this reminder here, for all.
Thank you for being here and reading. I’d like to greet my existing readers and new readers. I appreciate you.
This recent decision to write Haiku’s has helped me get out of the pressure to write long essay formats or even try to write a poem and feel like I failed somehow. I encourage you if you’re feeling blocked, try a Haiku. If you’re feeling blah, step outside for fresh air, or sit in a quiet place for meditation/prayer.
During this season, it seems for the past few years it’s been rough, and so this post, it was my intention to cheer myself up, because words have power and so do our physical environments. I hope that even for a moment, pausing to reflect on what we’re grateful for, just one thing, keeps us going.
I wanted to prescribe some pleasure for you. This is a gentle reminder, to settle down, take a break and release, in the form of a haiku. Everyday in December, I’ll share a total of 31 poems. Today is about allowing yourself to enjoy simple pleasures.