Man do I love the word “free”. Has such a nice ring to it. Ok back to the topic at hand – Free REI Classes! Living in Arizona, there are so many opportunities to participate in outdoor activities. I thoroughly enjoy hiking, camping and fishing to name a few. I’m no expert but I will get out there and utilize all the skills my dad taught be back when I was 7… if I can remember them! I had heard that REI offered classes on outdoor adventures but not until recently had I heard from a coworker that most were free!
Upon returning from my fourth trip to Kauai this morning, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share my Top 10 things to do on the Garden Isle. Before I get started on the Top 10 list, I must provide a warning: Do not go to Kauai without The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed (or as I call it – the blue book). Your trip will not be as great. I promise you this.
Being the wife of a pilot, we always fly standby. There are some MAJOR perks to this such as (mostly) free airfare and schedule flexibility. However, there is one huge downside for us girls: no checked bags! It doesn’t matter if you are going to Europe for 3 weeks or Hawaii for 7 days or Austin for the weekend – no checked bags allowed! As you can imagine, I have mastered the art of packing – whether I wanted to or not. While going through this packing journey (oh man – never gets old), I have learned that I actually like packing lighter. It isn’t so heavy to carry, I make decisions on outfits before we leave which removes the guess work out of outfits when I arrive at my destination, and I think it is a fun challenge.