Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared my packing essentials for our Maui Christmas trip? I shared a secret that I was an over-packer and devoted my love for options within my vacation wardrobe. Many of you understood my over-packing ways, and I had others tell me that while they love options, they always try to fit it into one carry-on.
To those carry-on readers, you would be so proud of me!
I had plenty of wardrobe options while in Maui, and it still fit into one carry-on. One! Hallelujah! (You can’t see me but I’m totally patting myself on the back.) 😉 While I didn’t care to drag it around the airport, it did save money in bag fees each way, and I didn’t have to worry about the airline losing my bag. (I guess I could consider the workout I got carrying it around all day another silver lining).
If you’ve read Pictures and Plane Tickets for a while you probably know about my love affair with beautiful bags. On one of our first days on the island we were walking through Whaler’s Village and as we walked by the Honolua Surf Company I was smitten by a beautiful teal DaKine backpack that I saw in the window. We spent a lot of time in Ka’anapali so every time we walked by the store I would slow my step and admire the beautiful bag.
On our last day in Maui as I walked by the Honolua Surf Company for my last time, I lingered for a moment to look at the bag. I knew I couldn’t buy the bag online because it was made specifically for the Maui location, but I’m usually not an impulse shopper, so I stood there and contemplated my decision. My husband noticed, grabbed my hand, and lead me inside to buy the bag for me.
Such a sweet gesture. Such a great souvenir. Such an awesome husband. 🙂