Aloha! We made it to Honolulu safe and sound and have been very busy enjoying the island life. I've always loved coming to Hawaii, but there's something a bit more magical when you get to enjoy it with your child. Everything from the ocean breeze to the fresh food and that golden light when the sun sets, makes me feel more alive when I see my daughter soaking it all in. 

Although we have a home here on the island, one of my favorite places to go


to be a tourist is

The Kahala Hotel

. My husband and I had our honeymoon here and love going back to visit whether it's for dinner or renting a cabana on the beach for the day. One of the most spectacular and unique things about The Kahala is the dolphin and sea life pools.

Chacha girl has a blast watching the dolphins swim by and splash practically right beneath us. The best part is that you can take your family here to enjoy the dolphins and it's FREE! Who doesn't love doing things for free? The hotel also offers different packages to train or swim with the dolphins if you want the full experience.

Hello cutie!

The pools are gorgeous and directly next to the ocean.

The other pools directly across from the dolphins are filled with tons of other creatures for your little ones to enjoy. From stingrays to sea turtles and tropical fish, this place is really a must see even if you're not staying at the hotel.

Photos by the talented

David Schauf

I'll be posting much more from Hawaii over the next 3 weeks. I hope you enjoy and have a very happy Monday!