Hawaii is one of my favorite travel destinations in the world, and I’m not the only one who loves to travel to Hawaii. From the lush green rainforests in Kauai to the rumbling volcano on the Big Island, there’s so much geologic diversity on these tropical islands that nearly everyone can have an ideal vacation here. But part of what makes Hawaii so unlike any other state in the US is that it’s in the South Pacific, and therefore relatively difficult to get to. I mean, direct flights are easy to find, but not everyone can easily afford them. That’s why our Authentic Hawaii Cookbooks Giveaway was fun to promote: Even if going to one of the islands isn’t in some of our readers’ futures, one lucky winner is going to have the flavors of Hawaii brought to her. Well, brought to her in the form of two cookbooks and four jars of authentic Hawaiian spices for seasoning and BBQ, anyway.
Mia J. wrote, “Some of my favorite parts of Hawaii are the wonderful people, the beautiful beaches and just the multitude of things you explore in the great outdoors.” I couldn’t agree more, Mia; the beaches are among the best in the world, and the locals here (I happen to be writing this while traveling within the island of Kauai) are, as a group, among the kindest, warmest and most welcoming people I’ve ever met. I suppose that living in such a paradisiacal environment promotes a culture of kindness, warmth, and generosity.
Let’s get these two cookbooks, and the spice jars, to you as soon as possible, Mia. Please contact me through The Vacation Gals, and once you tell me what mailing address you’d like to use, you’ll be trying out your own Hawaiian barbecue in no time.