Itchin’ for a Vacation

So I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written, but I totally have a good excuse.  Well, I think it’s a pretty good excuse.  We went on a trip to Las Vegas for a few days.  Super fun.  We stayed at Tahiti Village.  Have you been there?  It’s awesome.  It’s at the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard by the outlets.  There are two different sizes of condos and they have everything you need.  Lots of activities and a lazy river and a pool that even has sand on one side of it to play in.  It was wonderful and relaxing and so awesome.  They serve drinks by the pool and thought I was totally crazy when I asked for mine virgin. But hey, it was super yummy, and saved me over half the money!

Then we decided that since we were only 4 hours from California, we should totally run down there for a night and go to Universal Studios (hello, these season passes – that I told you about last time – aren’t going to use themselves!) Well, since it was so spur of the moment, we didn’t have a great hotel or anything lined up and wound up staying in a not-so-great place.  Ew…I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.  So anyway, we all came home from our wonderful vacation and realized we were covered in a rash….and it wasn’t going away.  Well, I bet you guessed it.  Bed Bugs.  AHHHHHH.  So horrid.  It makes me feel ill just thinking about it.  AND, we brought them home with us.  So we totally had to scrub and clean and sanitize and even call the exterminator to get rid of them.  They did a great job and we’re finally free from those nasty little pests and ready to plan our next vacation….camping on the beach in California.  So excited!!

Have you suffered from these nasty bugs?  What do you do to help prevent them going home with you?  Seriously!  I DON’T want to do that again! Happy travels!

I’ve never been to Hawaii…

So, I’ve done my fair share of traveling.

I’ve seen the great pyramid of Chephren Khafrethe-sphinx-at-gizacairo-in-egypt-with-the-pyramid-of-chephren-khafre-in-the-background

I has Swiss chocolate in Germany at the torture museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber800px-rothenburg_bw_4

(By Berthold Werner – Own work, Public Domain,

I’ve even been to the Holy Land. That’s right, J-town!western_wall_jerusalem_shavuot

Paris? Yup.

England? Pip pip and cheerio I have.

But alas, I’ve never been to Hawaii. I’d like to go soon, so for this magnificent post I’m asking all who have been to tell me all about it. Which island do I have to visit? Which attractions are must sees? Anyplace I ought to avoid?

Thanks in advance for the helpful tips! I can smell the coppertone already.