Our holiday destination this year was Hawaii. It was great to escape from Canberra’s cold weather to a warm place like Waikiki. Holidays for us mean relaxation (we spent most of our time at the beach), adventure (doing something that we don’t normally do such as snorkelling and taking a submarine trip deep undersea), and, of course lots of good food. And, luckily, Hawaii is a perfect destination to those who like to shop!!! The snorkelling in Hanauma Bay (see the last photo) was something that I will never forget as it was the first time my daughter and I first snorkelled together. It was really fun. We also visited the Dole Plantation where we saw many types of pineapples from different countries (see the photos below). I also have included a few shots from our hotel balcony facing Waikiki Beach.