Other Stuff: Kauai as a Destination –

By Wayne Halm –

Are you a U.S. citizen and considering a foreign vacation?  Allow me to present Kauai as an alternative.  It is sort of a foreign country – only easier.

Much easier.  From my point of view Kauai has some definite pluses verses a foreign vacation.  Let me tell you about a baker’s dozen of them.

No passport is required – unless your driver’s license is from one of those TSA non-approved states, then a passport might be a good thing.

No Customs hassles – okay, there is the Hawaii Agricultural form you must fill out on the aeroplane coming over and they want to X-ray you luggage on the way back.

No currency exchange is needed – you can spend good old American dollars on Kauai, lots of them.

You can drive on Kauai – a driver’s license and credit card will rent you a car.  You can drive comfortably here, we drive on the right side of the road and the traffic signs are in English, the street names are a different matter though.

You can eat on Kauai – most any exotic food you can think of can be found here, but there are lots of steaks, hamburgers, and pizzas too.

Coffee is served on Kauai – real American coffee, in fact there is even a Coffee Plantation here to visit.

You can drink the water on Kauai – it is fine right out of the tap, though I do frequently flavor it with Scotch Whisky.

You can speak English on Kauai – everyone will understand you, though what you hear back may contain some of those cute Hawaiian words.

You can choose your level of accommodations on Kauai – from campgrounds right up through the Koloa Landing Resort there is plenty for rent, search the Internet.

You can play in the clear ocean water on Kauai – surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, fishing, sunset cruising, it’s all available.

You can legally get an Adrenaline Rush on Kauai – ride helicopters without doors and slide down zip lines (click here to read my blog post about doing this).  And when Linda and I build up enough courage, I will post about skydiving.

You can play golf on Kauai – there are some wonderful courses here, and if you play with me you will be featured on this blog.

You can also just veg-out on Kauai – relax on the beaches, by the pools, peruse the markets, or reward yourself with a Spa Treatment, you don’t have to do much at all.

One suggestion – if you come to Kauai, bring a camera.  And learn to use it before you come.  You will want pictures of yourself in the most magnificent scenery on Earth.

Come play golf with me.


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8 thoughts on “Kauai as a Destination

  1. Love this! Clever post, Wayne. When I’m able to make it to Hawaii, Kauai will be a must stop! Enjoy all the Island has, you’re blessed to be living in one of there beautiful places on the planet.
    Cheers, Mike

    • Aloha Hanne,

      It is a wonderful place. Occasionally headhunters (employment agents) call and ask, “If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?” I always answer, “I can live anywhere and I’m where I want to be.” – I hope you can see it sometime.

      A Hui Hou,

    • Aloha Beth,

      Yes, Kauai is a wonderful place and I hope you can come. And I think you are right, Josh has been charmed. Next week I’m hosting a golf group from California, maybe I can get some more good pictures to post.

      A Hui Hou,

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