First of a Series
I started collecting sunsets in the run up to my 18th birthday.
Upon graduation from high school, I got a part time job and started putting myself through college.
I was very frugal, and – after several months – I realized that I had accumulated enough cash to spend the summer in Hawaii.
Five weeks of it, at least.
In those days, under 20s could fly half price if they were willing to go standby. So I bought myself a round-trip ticket to the islands. It only cost US$150. I would spend the first four nights in Hilo, four weeks in Honolulu, and my last three nights on Maui.
To Be Continued
For More Information on Hawai’i
For More on Hawaii and Hawaiian Tourism and Travel
Hawaii: Your Guide to the Aloha State
Top10 Things to Do in Hawaii
United States: Top 10 Things to Do for Free or Nearly Free in Kauai
My First Trip to Hawaii: Collecting Sunsets
My First Trip to Hawaii: Departure from Oakland Airport
My First Trip to Hawaii: the Big Island
My First Trip to Hawaii: Arrival in Honolulu
My First Trip to Hawaii: Pineapple Surprise
My First Trip to Hawaii: Lazy Days and Sundays
My First Trip to Hawaii: Here Today, Gone to Maui
California, Here I Come!
Copyright: Michael Taylor Pictured: Hawaiian sunset Photo Credit: Lee Aeder Courtesy of the Hawaiian Tourism Authority