I always want to go on vacation but this time more than ever I felt that I needed a vacation.  Initially, Joy and I felt like Alaska was the obvious choice.  Then we reconsidered and went the opposite extreme.  Forget cold, I wanted somewhere hot, humid and sunny.  Kauai definitely provided.  We certainly aren’t beach people but Kauai offered plenty of adventure.  Over 10 days we hiked, snorkled and even spent a little time on the beach.  I was surprised by the diversity such a small island could offer.  We were able to explore the pristine beaches of the North, the amazing Na Pali coast on the West and the rainforests that cover the island’s untamed interior.  All that in addition to offering the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.    (view full size gallery)