Our Dreamy, Kid-Free, Hawaiian Adventure: A New Type of Family Travel

Traveling Feb 20, 2013 3 Comments

There are some places people just dream about.

For some, it is seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

For others it might be the blue seas of the Caribbean or the mountains of Alaska.

For me, it has always been Hawaii.

I’m not sure what exactly I expected Hawaii to be, a land of palm trees and sand and crashing waves, I suppose.  Oh and the pineapples.  I certainly imagined the pineapples.
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Whatever I dreamed, it couldn’t hold a candle to what I found, what we experienced on our 20th anniversary trip.  One of our first opportunities for kid-free travel, it was a trip that truly has to be experienced to be understood.  How else can you explain how such a small land area offers so many opportunities?

From the Keanae Arboretum on the Road to Hana, to Hawaii Food Tours in Waikiki, there was so much to do and see that it was a party of the senses.

There was something so relaxing, so cool about the fact that on this trip, it was just Bret and I.  Just the two of us.  Although we truly love our family travel, it was magical to have a kid free trip where we could decide what we wanted to do and when we wanted to do it.  It was amazing  to wake up in the morning wondering what we should do that day, to be able to change our minds and reservations at a moment’s notice without worrying that someone would miss out on their most wanted experience by doing so.

Yes, I realize this is a blog about family travel.  But in the end, family begins and ends with the parents.  It is good and right that on occasion we experience things kid-free.  For their sakes and for our own.


Tracie is an Assist U Virtual Assistant who loves that she can take her business along on family road trips. Traveling in Lewis, her trusty Ford Flex, Tracie works while her husband Bret drives and three teenage children experience America as it should be - from the backseat. Along with their giant poodle, the family takes extended trips pulling Clark, their short, comfy travel trailer.


  1. Can’t wait to hear about all the details of the trip! Especially Aulani.

  2. Tracie

    The actual trip breakdown hasn’t been written yet, but soon, I promise.

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