For Christmas 2017, my family decided to meet in a tropical location since the past two Christmases have been ski vacations. Since Zika is endemic in many tropical areas, Hawaii was one of the few Zika-free places we could go. Twist my rubber arm!
My parents booked a house near Hanalei, Kauai which was awesome because the North Shore is my favorite part of the island. We were between Hanalei and the Na’pali Coast so it was a really awesome location. On the way, I had a several hour layover in Honolulu so I went to Waikiki. It was beautiful!
I walked on the beach and stopped at The House Without a Key in the Halekulani Hotel. I had a few drinks while listening to Hawaiian music. It was so idyllic! I also have a new tropical drink favorite. Move over Pina Colada, meet Hale Passion (Rum, Passion Fruit, Almond, Coconut, Light Cream)!