Hawaii has been on my travel hot list for a while now. And while I patiently wait until the time is right to pop my Hawaiian cherry, there's no stopping me researching what my upcoming holiday on the islands might look like. Local Hawaiian babe Casey Evansrecently got the pallet warmed up and excitement flowing for a visit to Oahu. It was after chatting with her that the REAL research began. Here I share with you 4 unique experiences that I have penciled in for my trip to Hawaii, discovered over on my favourite Air Bnb!
If a tropical rain forest escape is what you came to Hawaii for then look no further that this beautifully constructed, Bamboo Tree House. Located in amongst the dense Jungle on the Big Island of Hawaii, this unique and purpose built Tree house will have you back with nature and completely switched off from City civilization as soon as you arrive. From a hanging Bed to the 360 degree views through the jungle, this tropical paradise is just what the doctor ordered. Nestled on top of stilts 15 feet up in the canopy of the local flora, enter this rain forest retreat via the trapdoor and let the worries of the world fall at the wayside. With the Volcano National Park 10 miles away, this ones for the nature lovers. I’m in!
If the fact that Jimmi Hendrix stayed here in the 70’s isn’t enough to make you want to visit this cute little Gingerbread home on Maui then I don’t know what is! Completely refurbished by its current owners with deliciously smelling Cedar, the wooden interior will make you feel like your in a secluded jungle paradise all night long! Located on an organic nursery (And home to MANY fruit orchards), this home is just 20 minutes from the airport and 5 mins from Paia and Haiku townships making for a perfect Hawaiian base on Maui. She’s also positioned 1000 metres above sea level, making for slightly cooler temperatures than down by the coast and a perfect sleeping situation! Maui, I’ll see you soon….
She may not be winning Air b n b of the year because of it’s luxe décor but she will be winning Air bnb of the year due to it’s killer views and indoor / outdoor living! Said best by the host “Come and enjoy an Epic, Unique, and Unforgettable Vacation here in this supercharged, elemental power spot - 3 miles away from the base of the most active Volcano on Earth”. This place is an absolute must stay if you are you’re on The Big Island. Sleeping up to 7 people, its like a camping mission gone glamping hanging out in this large open air loft. The fact that you can sit back and watch live Lava flow from your bed? I think that’s a Hawaiian must do from me!
Oh and did I mention the Geothermal pools in the area, the tide pools for snorkelling just down the road and the Night Markets in local Pahoa? Get booking Chica’s!
Proclamied as"The ultimate retreat for surfers, yogis and nature lovers" this jungle bungalow overlooks one of the most famous surf spots on the north shore. Not for the faint hearted, this tree top abode is situated atop a 100 stair workout – Alas you will not be disappointed with the views! Nestled among black lava rock and shaded by a canopy of Banyan, mango, avocado trees, your tree top paradise awaits your steep incline. After a big day catching barrels, snorkeling at nearby beaches or hiking one of the many trails on the island, your tree top paradise allows you to fall asleep listening to the light crashing waves and wake up to the sweet sound of birds in the trees. Trust me, this place is exactly what you came to Hawaii for. With your own private Yoga platform situated amongst the tropical bush, I could see myself parked up here for weeks on end! Book early, this tree house books out.
There’s a lot of chat out there about jewellery and we wanted to debunk a few of the myths that you may have heard over the years. From the history of Pearls to the truth about Solid Gold. Here are 8 Jewellery Myths debunked - So you can sleep easy (and let your Aunty know the real deal over your next family dinner) sharing the real facts about tarnishing, Gold, pearls and much more.
If you're a travel-lover like us (dur - who isn't), then there's a high chance you are already following Brodie from @locationlost over on instagram where she shares her life on the road, living out of her **super stylin** van with her partner Nick & cute pooch Quinn. Based in Western Australia, Brodie & Nick share their incredible adventures, drool-worthy landscapes they get to experience in Aus and share honest conversations about a life lived on the road. It's not all cute shots (and cute outfits)!
Nothing quite beats a delicious Soba Noodle Salad. They're often rare to find out and about but when you find one, with the perfect dressing - Oooh wee it's a jolly good feeling, one you want to bottle up & come back to meal after meal. And so with the emphasis on food & sharing around Christmas, I wanted to do exactly that. Share one of my favourite Soba Noodle Salad recipes so that you too, can relish in these flavours & treat your tastebuds (and others!) this festive season.