We've been on Los Angeles time in Hawaii, which means we're trying hard not to fall asleep at 10pm and waking up before the sun. Lucky for us, there's a beautiful hike near our hotel.
This morning I was a little too tired for an upward climb so we opted for an easy garden tour instead. The self-guided option at McBryde Garden was a perfect hour-long trek.
We went first thing in the morning and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Can you picture the brontosaurus walking by?
Speaking of which, things got super Jurassic Park on my first helicopter tour! We went with Jack Harter Helicopters - not cheap but totally worth it. I took a Less-Drowsy Dramamine, wore these Sea-bands for motion sickness, and I felt fine.
Warning though - it can be freezing up there! I can't believe I was in a bikini just yesterday.
A lot less expensive - Spouting Horn! It's free to visit, and right by the gardens. A fun little stop.