Much to my mom's dismay, most of plans for Hawaii include laying around on the beach and just relaxing in the gorgeous surroundings for a while. Don't get me wrong...I love being a tourist and running around and doing things. I did live in DC for 3 years and played tour guide fairly often! However, I would like to go on a vacation soon where I don't need to be running around being touristy. I want to just go and relax. Lay on the beach....visit the spa....have a few cocktails.
However, there are a few things in Hawaii that I'm not willing to pass up. I'll need to go to Pearl Harbor while I'm there, and I also want to do outdoorsy things like diving and hiking and biking. I've done a little research via the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and their list of things to do sounds amazing to me. Mostly the hiking and the lava viewing. I can't think of a better way to spend the day if I'm not going to spend it laying in the sun on the beach!