All these years as a travel writer, and I’ve never been to Hawaii. But that changes tomorrow.
I’ll be touring Hawaii with my family and reporting on the experience. You can read about it on National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel blog and here, on this site. You can also follow me on Twitter for the very latest on our trip.
Some of you, particularly those who attended my presentation at the Travel Bloggers Show last weekend in Orlando, may be doing a double-take. Did I just refer to myself as a travel writer? What happened to the consumer advocate?
Well, as I said in my presentation, travel will always be part of my portfolio. And the opportunity to see Hawaii with my whole family — how could I say “no” to that?
I wanted to acknowledge everyone who made this trip possible, particularly Nathan Kam and my friends at McNeil Wilson Communications. They’ve been on my case for years to visit Hawaii, and I’m happy we could finally manage to do this.
A nod is also in order to Mauna Lani Point, Lava Rock Villa at Kapoho Beach Hawaii Holiday Vacation Rentals, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and Outrigger Reef on the Beach, where we’ll be staying.
This is not going to be your typical Hawaii adventure. Not even close. We are going places that few tourists visit.
I don’t want to give too much away. You’ll see.
(Photo: David Winie/Flickr Creative Commons)