9/9/11


The Lonely Planet guidebooks make lovely travel companions*. The books provided us with top notch restaurant suggestions, interesting anecdotes about each region, and (best part!) directions to a sort of dangerous an absolutely dangerous, rugged path - one false step could send you sliding down the sharp drop off into the ocean.

(That photo of me trapizing down the trail does not accurately portray the sheer drop offs. I was scared.  But then I saw people with babies on the beach, so clearly I am less fearless than Hawaiian locals.)

You follow the twists and turns and good old LP eventually leads you to the most beautiful and startling red sand beach. And then you wonder, how the heck is Hawaii allowed to be so devastatingly gorgeous?



*Be careful not to speak too adoringly of LP whilst on your honeymoon. Mike made me a few comments about me loving my Lonely Planet books more than him. Untrue!

30 comments:

  1. these photos are gorgeous! such an epic spot!
    we would also love to go to hawaii for our honeymoon next year. how about a travel-guide blogpost of the places you loved most?

    ReplyDelete
  2. that location is so beautiful! and a little adventure on your honeymoon sounds like fun. did you go to black sand beaches too?

    ReplyDelete
  3. that beach is unbelievably gorgeous!! I love red sand beaches-- they're just so beautiful. what island was this on? definitely need to get there someday :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beautiful place! We have about 5 or 6 lonely planets around home, I always plan my trip reading them. But for our next trip to Indonesia, my boyfriends is spending more time on it than me. Do I have to be jealous? =)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I need to be there now! Such beautiful photos! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. this looks like the dream honeymoon. your photos are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a dream! Seriously, this looks unbelievable! So thankful you didn't fall into the water :) XO

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh goodness, your honeymoon looks gorgeous! what a lovely time you must have had. beautiful photos.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the haze and the red. Magical!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm absolutely loving your Hawaii posts! The pictures are so incredibly beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

    p.s.
    you're love for the LP books has inspired a love of my own

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm such a scaredy cat, I don't know if I could handle such a dangerous hike, but it looks like it was worth it - these photos are stunning!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. oh wow, red sand beach! never seen anything like it before, i'd love to visit!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Heights may be deadly, but then again, what a view!

    As Liz Lemon would say: I want to go to there.

    ReplyDelete
  14. ohhhhh gah that makes me want to go to maui.. i never made it that way! so beautiful i am jaw dropped. and by the way ' lonely planet is AMAZING! we never go anywhere without it

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful shots! Have you been to their black sand beach?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, these photos are gorgeous! This place looks incredible.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love those LP adventures - they never let you down. If you want even more hidden hawaiian adventures, check out the "Ultimate" Guide series - they have one for each of the major islands. I found things in there that were pretty hardcore and very off the beaten track.

    Hawaii - probably my fave place in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Have never seen a red sand beach until now. Looks stunning!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. the colors are so rich and beautiful!
    looks so dreamy!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oooh my sister made that traipse when she was in Hawaii, she had similar stories of danger! Looks pretty though :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. devastatingly gorgeous is right.
    I love your photos!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Awesome place & beautiful captures :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. These are amazing photos of an amazing place! You guys are so lucky! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful place! I especially love the first photo.

    ReplyDelete

thanks so much for writing! i love hearing from you!

xo