Come, we go holoholo!

In Hawaiian, holoholo means “to cruise.” It’s the best way to explore the islands and — in my opinion — the best way to spend any day in Hawaii nei. It’s when you pack the car with snacks, surfboards, some good jams and no-plan-whatsoever before hitting the roads. Blue skies and sunshine await; the breezy trade winds in your sail, guiding the way.

Yes, this is real life, and in the paradise of Hawaii, it’s the kind of life that every vacationer should experience.

I could see how this would freak out anyone tied to agendas; not having a plan can be a pretty scary thing. Even I was weary when we traveled to Australia with just a map and some X’s to mark our route from Sydney to Coolongatta. We took a few wrong turns, got lost, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way. If it hadn’t been for our miscalculations in navigation, we would have never discovered the surf gems we did.

Let go of the “known” or leave it up to luck/fate/travel gods. However you’d describe it, in Hawaii, it’s just called holoholo. While there’s no guarantee you won’t get lost, I promise it won’t be the kind of “lost” where you end up in the wild unknown of the Outback. Hawaii doesn’t have any poisonous snakes or spiders, so you’re in luck. But we do have mongoose. (That’s a joke; it’s like Hawaii’s version of a squirrel.)

Holoholo opens you up to whatever whimsical journey the universe may have in store. Though you may not know where you’re going to end up, you’re sure to enjoy the adventure that got you there. So take a chance, and go exploring with nowhere particular in mind.


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