I wanted to do a post sharing pictures we took camping while we were in Kauai! It was SO fun! I don’t really like to camp very much but usually if I am on a trip I don’t say no to a lot of things because 1) I probably won’t get a chance to do that specific thing ever again and 2) it always makes for a good memory. Our friends Rob and Sam took us to this amazing spot and we spent the night talking and getting to know each other better. I love meeting Internet friends! We all slept in tents and Sam cooked us a yummy vegan pasta dinner over the fire. I don’t think I actually slept at all because we shared a tent with Parker’s sister Cassidy (and her husband) and she SNORED. ALL. NIGHT. So loud!!!! I was also convinced someone was outside our tent walking around all night so and I kept waking Parker up and reminding him why taking me camping is always a bad idea… In the morning the whole valley below us was filled with clouds and it was the prettiest and most magical view. This was my favorite things we did in Kauai!
Today I wanted to do a little post on my favorite places that we ate while we were in Kauai. I’m not a very adventurous eater and I like to eat plant based or vegan if I have the option to so i’m not sure how helpful this will be to someone who eats everything and is looking for some good food… but if you are like me and you like a good acai bowl, this blog post is the blog post for you!
Freshly squeezed orange juice and a vegan snickerdoodle! SO good!
1. Java Kai
This place was my FAVORITE! The vegan snickerdoodle was amazing and the actual building was so cute and colorful. We ate here twice cause I loved it so much! Acai bowls are one of my favorite foods so I got one of those basically everywhere we went. This one wasn’t the best tasting but overall I loved this place the most! Parker also got a breakfast burrito and he really liked it!
2. Aloha Aina Juice Bar
THIS place was officially the winner for best acai bowls. I got the Kauai Acai parfait both times we went and it was so yummy! It had ice cream on top!!!! It doesn’t get better than that! They had a TON of options for acai bowls and smoothies. Parker got the Chunky Monkey bowl and loved that too!
3. JoJo’s Shave Ice
We had all heard good things about Jojo’s so we decided to give it a try. I had just eaten (an acai bowl of course) so I didn’t get my own but I did try some of Parker’s and it was delish! I think they put ice cream in the bottom of these too. Definitely try this place if you are in Kauai!
4. Kalalea Juice Hale
The lady at this place was the nicest lady I have ever met!! The acai bowl was also pretty good and they had a lot of other options too. This place also is the cutest color and totally Instagram worthy.
5. Aloha Juice Bar
As you can tell from this post I mostly lived off of acai bowls while we were in Kauai… They are just SO GOOD! This place is on the northern side of the island so we went here when we drove up there for the day.
A few other places we liked were Bubba’s Burgers, Caffe Coco, and Skinny Mike’s. I didn’t eat a burger from Bubba’s but Parker loved it. Our friend Sam recommended we try Caffe Coco and we all decided to share a few things. We got the garlic bread, quesadilla, and the tofu potstickers! I keep craving this place because it was sooo good. We went to Skinny Mike’s one night cause I saw on Yelp that they have vegan ice cream, I got the chocolate one and really liked it!
That’s all for my favorite places to eat in Kauai! I have more pictures so another post will be up soon but since I had so many yummy food places I wanted to share I decided to just make a separate post. We also vlogged our trip so I will link those vlogs here! Hope you guys all had a good Thanksgiving if you celebrate! Also let me know what you think of the little makeover I did on the blog! I showed it to my mom and we were laughing because she used the same template for hers so we both thought we must have pretty good taste ;)
This loose comfy dress is on sale! It’s from my clothing store :)
Lauren and Tara eating the cutest breakfast with a view of the Taj Mahal.
This outfit I have on is sold out but I loooove this similar dress! It’s under $30 and the back is SO CUTE!
We experienced a mock Holi Festival! We threw colors, danced and ate really yummy food!
Parker’s first henna tattoo!
Craziest dessert at our ITC hotel in New Dehli. It took like 20 minutes to prepare and we seriously ate it in like 30 seconds! It was a whole bunch of different flavored sauces and chocolate and I don’t even know what else but I do know that it was DELISH!
We went to INDIA! We were invited to go on this trip with Beautiful Destinations and OBVIOUSLY we said yes. The trip ended up being right after our Bora Bora trip so we flew straight from there to India, and when I say straight I mean from Bora Bora to Tahiti, Tahiti to New Zealand, New Zealand to China, and China to India! It was such a long travel day(s) but so worth it. We stayed at the different ITC Hotels all over India and had such an amazing experience. We went to New Dehli, Agra, and Jaipur throughout the week and the long bus rides were so worth it once we got to each location. I wish I hadn’t taken so long to write this post so I could remember more specific details!!! Good thing we vlogged it all! Since India I have been to Salt Lake, Colorado, and Hawaii so my brain is frazzled and I seriously don’t remember what I did yesterday… Both Parker and I have been so busy with a million different projects and trips and it can be so hard to live in the moment with so much going on but I feel like I truly embraced and enjoyed every single second of this trip to India and I feel so grateful to be part of such a great experience. As much as I loved India and everything we did there, my favorite part of the trip was the people we were with. It was so inspiring to be with other creators who make such amazing content and I loved meeting these new friends. The people of India were also very kind! I don’t consider myself to be a people person and I am very shy but lately I have realized that as much as I like to travel and see new places I REALLY like to travel and meet new people because I love to hear their stories. This was one of my all time favorite trips because of the people we were with and the culture we got to experience. We visited the Taj Mahal, experienced a mock Holi Festival, mock wedding, and visited some of the crazy street markets. I am so grateful to Beautiful Destinations, the Luxury Collection, and ITC Hotels for this incredible experience and I am so grateful for all YOU guys because without you I would not have these opportunities to travel and see the world. I love every single one of you!