Kauai, Hawaii: A Paradise Vacation

Hello all adventurers! My name is Katie and I am the intern here at Ambassador Travel. This summer I took the best vacation of my life. I love to travel and have seen some amazing places. I’ve been to Greece, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. However, out of all these amazing places I have to say that Hawaii was a dream come true.

Kauai is the furthest west island and the least commercialized. The majority of the island is just nature in its full beauty. I love to look at beautiful sights but more than that, I loveKauai waterfall to explore them and that is exactly what I got to do on the Na Poli Coast. Our first day in Kauai we hiked the Na Poli coast. The hike was, in total, eight miles. Throughout the hike (sometimes more of a climb) there are stunning views and you can see dolphins in the crystal blue waters below. Two miles into the hike you come to a nice small beach and two more miles in you come to an amazing waterfall. The closer you get to the waterfall, the more difficult the hike becomes. It’s an adrenaline rush and makes the falls even more special when you get there. We all got into the ice cold water when we made it and swam across to the falls. It was an amazing experience.

There are many more waterfalls to see in Kauai, and Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) is a must see. At Poipu beach we got to be up close with Monk Seals (less Kauai Wimea Canyonthan 1500 left) who come up and lay on the shore to nap along with some sea turtles. Another unique experience for me in Kauai was touring a Hindu Monastery. It is a hidden treasure of Kauai with a serene feel.

You can’t go to Hawaii and not see a luau! If you pick the right luau (which our travel agents can help you with) it is quite the show. The luau took place in a lush 30 acre botanical garden. The food is delightful and they advise you not to eat until you’re full but rather until you’re tired. After dinner you watch an amazing performance putting together all the different cultures that make up Hawaii.

To top off the whole vacation we took a sunset cruise along the Na Poli coast. It was just as stunning from the water as it was from the hike. We ate a nice dinner on the boat, got to mingle with some fellow travelers, and had a champagne toast as we watched the sunset. Wow! I don’t think I could have dreamed of a better vacation!Kauai Cruise

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Meet the Intern!

Hello Internet world! It’s me!

Hi ya’ll! My name is Holyn and I am the new intern here at Ambassador Travel! I am so excited to be working with such wonderful people, and I can’t wait to help them continue to reach you through all sorts of social media! *Cue Chandler’s I’m so excited dance moves that are better similar to mine*

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Why, you might ask, am I writing a blog about myself instead of this awesome company I work for or the hundreds of vacations they plan all over the world? Well, I figured it would be nice for you all to know a bit about me so that my craziness personality doesn’t scare you off from the rest of our posts! So, without further ado I present, 3 facts about the new intern, so you can see why you should keep reading her blogs!

Fact #1: I am a senior at the University of Evansville, with plans to move to Indianapolis after graduation! I came to UE from Bentonville, Arkansas, and played soccer for the Purple Aces all 4 years of college! I am majoring in Business management with a history minor, because my love for old buildings is untamable, and I am also a member of the Chi Omega chapter on campus!

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The Squad after we won the Missouri Valley conference tournament!

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“Throwing what I know” at the Tower Bridge in London!
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Fact #2: I AM OBSESSED WITH TRAVELING. After 3 trips to Europe, a trip to Africa on the books, and countless vacations around the U.S., I guess you could say I am hooked. I spent 4 months abroad at Harlaxton College, UE’s campus in Grantham, England, and I adventured and ate my way through Europe while simultaneously emptying my bank account (totally worth it)!

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Just me and 160 of my closest friends at Harlaxton College!

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My attempt at an artsy picture standing on the Cliffs of Moher.

Fact #3: I have never actually written a blog. Crazy right?? Now, I know you are probably thinking why on Earth would I take a job that requires me to do something I’ve never done before?? WELL BY GOLLY I JUST LOVE LEARNING. But on a tad bit more serious note, I do love trying new things and have wanted to take a stab at writing for awhile! So this was the perfect opportunity for me to do that while also getting to work with my favorite pastime, social media! (And if I am not good at it you only have to read my writing for a semester *Thumbs up emoji*.) Plus, what 22-year-old girl wouldn’t want to write about vacations, honeymoons, and weddings?! It’s like I’m finally putting all those years on Pinterest to good use. 😉

Well Folks, there you have it! A little bit about me so that hopefully we at Ambassador can get to know more about you! If any of these posts catch you eye, tickle you fancy, or whatever idiom you prefer to use, remember that all of these wonderful places we feature can be booked here at Ambassador, so come on over and see us!

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Where haven’t you been?

Who: Rusti VonderHaar

Number of Years with ambassador:  29

Number of Countries Visited: 155

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

1.  What item is in your suitcase that you couldn’t travel without?

Scotch

2.  What’s your most treasured travel souvenir?

Native Jewelry

3.  What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten during your travels?

Filet of Spanish Beef with cheese (in Spain, of course)

4.  What’s your travel motto?

Travel now or stay home and wait for the next tornado!

5.  Where haven’t you been that’s on your travel bucket list?

Botswana