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.