Whistler has been on our list for the longest time. We finally made it up on a road trip for the Thanksgiving holiday. I always try to book trips around the holiday, so I don’t have to take time off of work plus the kids are out of school. If you book far enough in advanced, the pricing is reasonable.
One of the many joys of being a parent for me is the ability to share in the Disney magic with my kids. I had it all planned out that I would take them right before their third birthday since they would be old enough to recognize the characters and bring the magic alive. A lot of people were against it saying they were too young to remember anything, but the way I saw it is they would enjoy it in the moment. Their faces would light up with glee and happiness, and I would be able to remember that forever. Plus, it would just give us more excuses to keep coming back!
It’s funny for me to reflect back before having twins thinking that it would be really easy. I figured you would just synchronize feedings, changing, sleep times, etc and it would all be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward 2.5 years later, it was time for a proper vacation to truly take a break and recharge. I totally needed it for my own mental peace of mind and to be a calmer version of myself for my kids. Thanks to my MIL, we were able to take an entire week off kid free.
Enter in our trip to Maui. The first time we went to Hawaii, we went to Kauai. Coming from Houston, it just seem like a hassle to get to HI being 9+ hours with minimal affordable options for nonstop flights. Therefore, we usually just went to Mexico which was less than two hours away.
Now that we live on the west coast, Hawaii is the tropical destination of choice. I now see why, and already dreaming of my next trip back. It’s only a five hour flight with a three hour time difference.