Returning Home & Reflecting on Kauai

Flip Flops

After three weeks, nearly 20,000 air miles and roughly 40 hours of flying, I am home. During the month of March, I spent more time traveling than I did in Seattle—first a whirlwind trip to New Zealand followed by a quick one-day stop back home, and then a family vacation in Kauai. So I suppose that it makes sense that I’m still trying to get my bearings less than 24 hours after the plane touched down.

I’m in the process of putting away the toiletries, washing clothes, catching up on e-mails, updating my to-do list, and trying to reclaim the rhythm of home. As I do so, I’m caught somewhere between looking forward to all the projects I’m considering embarking on this spring and reflecting on the past few weeks. I’ve taken literally thousands of photos while traveling, and I’d like to share some of my Kauai ones with you today (you’ll find a photo tour of my New Zealand trip here).

I’ll be back to the Scandinavian recipes soon—I promise. In the meantime, I’d like to say thanks to all of you for reading Outside Oslo and to give a special welcome to all the new followers. It’s been so exciting and encouraging to watch more and more of you follow the blog on Facebook in recent weeks, even as I’ve strayed off topic due to travel. Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy this photo-based travelogue from Kauai!

Kauai Beach

Beach Near Poipu

Fish Bowl from Da Crack

At Poipu House

Cave Near PoipuMahaulepu Beach

Waves at Beach by Cave

Kauai Salt Ponds

Salt Ponds in Kauai

Cliffs at Polihale

Windsurfer and Waves at Polihale

Coconut Truck

Coconut in Kauai

Brennecke's

Brennecke's Mai Tai

Poipu Beach

Poipu Beach Collage Poipu Seal

Hammock

Bloody Marys

Hawaiian Rainbow

Sunset at Poipu

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