Hawaii is always an iconic vacation destination, and for Will Jardell and James Wallington (fiances and recent winners of The Amazing Race), it was an obvious destination for their first post-pandemic vacation. In this exclusive, Will & James share their experiences and photos!
We traveled to Oahu which is known as “the gathering place” and most populous of the Hawaiian Islands. The island is a favorite vacation spot for millions of travelers and remains open for travelers if you follow the steps necessary to protect yourself and others. From the serene beaches, helicopter tour of the island, delicious food, and comfortable accommodations at the Laylow Hotel Waikiki, we hope that as you begin to get back OUT there you will be inspired to put Hawaii on the top of your list. The Hawaiian Islands offer something for everyone and to highlight a few activities, take a look at some pictures of our time on the island.
Our room at the Laylow Waikiki featured and vibrant palm tree wallpaper that elevated the vintage Hawaiian accents. When we weren't exploring the island, we lounged by the pool and enjoyed the cozy fire pits on the lush garden lanai.
The Lōkahi Kailua Market is open every Sunday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the heart of Kailua, on the east coast of Oahu. The farmer's market features local vendors, artists, and food.
Kayaking together in Kailua Bay. We rented equipment from Kailua Beach Adventures for the day. We love the company for its commitment to sustainability and ongoing island restoration projects. From Kailua Beach you can kayak or paddle board to the small islands right off the coast; the flat island Popoi, Lanikai Beach, or The Mokuluas twin islands.
The North Shore of Oahu features many unique beaches Waimea Bay Beach Park, Three Tables Beach, Sunset Beach, Haleiwa Beach Park, Laniakea Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and Pupukea Beach Park), each one offering something different. Here we are at Kawela Bay/Turtle Bay catching the sunset on the final day of our trip.