My nuclear family is planning a vacation to Hawaii in August.
Since I travel quite a bit for work on fairly short notice (at a very fast-moving company that I love) planning a trip 4 months from now is semi-absurd for my lifestyle. (I had a completely different job + boss 4 months ago and another set 4 months before that.)
However, my little brother is in law school and my mother and father work in more traditional offices, so tightening up an agenda, flights & hotels asap has become a family requirement.
Besides choosing Kauai as our home base, we have a lot of holes to fill & need to pull it together fast.
Kayak & TripAdvisor have been quite helpful so far in parsing price, location & popularity, but I’m also trying to pull together something more visual for my mom to review on her ipad.
So, later this week it’s on to pinterest, findery, and caterina’s original joint, flickr, to look for stuff that looks brain-breakingly beautiful.
Hopeful that some image searches will makes it easier to choose between Maui and Oahu for our last few days.
In my new life, four months from now, how do I even know what I will like/want? I’m at least somewhat confident I’ll want some awesome mental snapshots that look like stock beach photos, so here goes at narrowing the field :)