Getting to experience different cultures and adopt some new habits
I have been in love with Hawaii since I was a little girl. I have always wanted to visit this beautiful island and see amazing landscapes, surf and swim in blue water for the first time in my life! Where I am from on the East Coast, we have brown or green water with little to no visability under water and lots of garbage. I want to experience the ocean at it's best where it is appreciated! My main goal is to explore Hawaii outside of the tourist areas. I am aware that many of the tourist attractions are either disrespectful to traditional native practices or have become tainted by the need of tourism for the need of finances. I don't want to experience Hawaii this way, I want to spend time and learn from the locals, volunteer where I am able to give back to the community and see it's natural beauty by driving, hiking or swimming rather than seeing it from a balcony or in a photograph.
See the starts at night from the top of the mountain and listen to the locals play the ukelele