Winter Getaway to Kauai: Part 13 – Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

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Emily:   Daraius and I went to Maui, Hawaii in March 2013.  We loved Hawaii so much that we decided to return, but this time to Kauai.  Kauai is more laid back and less built-up than Maui.

Conclusion And Blog Giveaway

Would You Like to Win Souvenirs From Our Trip to Hawaii?

We went to Kauai over Valentine’s Day week, which made for a very romantic getaway.  Using our miles and points made it even better!

Winter Getaway to Kauai – Trip Report Index:

The highlights our trip to Kauai were adopting Trixie for a day, seeing Waimea Canyon, and eating at Puka Dogs!

Now to the fun part – let’s give away 2 gift packs!

Gift Pack #1:
  • Ladies’ teal purse
  • Kids’ seal soft toy
  • Mango soap
Gift Pack #2:
  • Men’s Surfboard T-shirt
  • IZ Wonderful World CD
  • Kids’ “A Visit to Hawaii” coloring book

How to Enter

1.  Leave a Comment

You can enter by leaving ONE comment on a volunteer experience you’ve had or would like to try while on vacation.  I’ll pick 1 commenter who will win the 1st prize pack after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on May 10, 2014 (today).

2.  Tweet

Follow Million Mile Secrets on twitter, and tweet once to @MilMileSecrets telling me about a volunteer experience you’ve had or would like to try while on vacation.  You have to follow @MilMileSecrets to be eligible.

Don’t forget to include the hashtag “#MMSKauaiGiveaway”

I’ll pick a tweeter who wins the 2nd prize pack above after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on May 10, 2014 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:   I make the final determinations for the giveaway and there’s no appeal in the Million Mile Court.  I’m not receiving compensation and I’m giving away 2 Gift Packs, so please don’t make this hard for me!

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40 Responses to Winter Getaway to Kauai: Part 13 – Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

  1. Michael H.(oldfox)

    A few years ago I had a great experience as a volunteer in an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. I happened to mention to the owner of a travel agency in Kathmandu that I was a retired teacher and loved working with kids. He had helped me organize my trekking plans in Nepal and asked what I planned to do with the 5 days I had before starting off to the mountains. Before I could answer, he suggested a 5-day “free” stay at an orphanage. The next day I was working with young boys practicing English and playing soccer. Those were 5 fantastic days.

  2. I’ve never had a volunteer experience while on vacation, but would be open to one if the timing worked out.

  3. I’d like to do something easy to accomplish such as pick up trash along the beach.

  4. I’ve never done a travel volunteer job but would be open to one. I think it would be fun to do work with the entire family combining a vacation with volunteerism!

  5. I caught the travel bug while living in South Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. So, my two years were full of volunteer projects with great travel during school holidays! I haven’t done a lot of volunteer work in my travels since then but I’d like to do something with children.

  6. I have never volunteered on a vacation, but I would like to do si for the pacific whale foundation on Maui.

  7. I look forward to serving girls sold into sexual slavery in SE Asia.

  8. I volunteered my time in a clinic while traveling in St. Kitt’s.

  9. A few years ago, I volunteered in Guatemala teaching Bible study for kids. The families were so welcoming and warm, despite their poverty. An experience I will never forget.

  10. Having had some experience on re-forestation, I could/would volunteer to do that while on vacation.

  11. I have special part of my heart reserved for children in orphanages. I will be going to Cambodia in the fall to help to play with them, read to them, and wash them!

  12. I haven’t volunteered yet while on vacation, but I would like to volunteer with my young children.

  13. suechibana

    I have never volunteered while in vacation. My vacation usually is 2 – 3 days trip, but I still can find time for it if I really want. I will try next time, maybe taking care of the animals at the shelter.

  14. while not volunteering, per se, i visited an orphanage in vietnam, bringing school supplies, and visiting with the children.

  15. Been to Hawaii 20 + times from east coast. Don’t bother with Kauai unless hike the trail in remote nort side, Big Island only for Manta Rays and turtles and dolphin swims, Oahu for nothing unless you love crowds and then why bother going to Hawaii, Maui is the only go to island. The others maybe worth a quick day trip to,

  16. Heading to the Grand Hyatt Kauai in the fall. Maybe we can adopt a pet too?

  17. I want to volunteer to release sea turtles.

  18. When I was a college student, I took a trip to Italy as a volunteer for an archaeological dig. It was a lot of manual work (digging, pick axing, etc.), but I will never forget the experience. I still have friends from all over the world from that trip.

  19. Habitat for humanity home build

  20. Would love to travel to 3rd world country and volunteer medical time for the children. I have often thought about going to mexico and assisting with cleft palate surgery as a nurse.

  21. I’ve never had the opportunity to volunteer while on vacation but would love to someday! I would really love to be involved with AWANA or any Christian outreach for children.

  22. I would like to volunteer in one of the orphanage communities in Rio Di Janiero when I visit Brazil.

  23. Adopting a dog for a day sounds fantastic.

  24. Orphanage in Burma

  25. I volunteered in the Sinai Peninsula helping kids learn English. It was an extremely rewarding experience, and the beaches of Sinai are memorable.

  26. While exploring National parks in the US Southwest, would love to incorporate a side trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah & volunteer at Dogtown or its Parrot Gardens

  27. Volunteer saving the sea turtles in Hawaii.

  28. Food drives to help the down and out are great.

  29. I’m a physician in training, and after I am done with my training I am planning on joining doctors without borders in calcutta. I’m really searching for a meaningful way to use my education, and I don’t want to draw politics into this post, though I just feel like we’ve lost sight of so much of what’s really important in life through our never ending political health care battle in the US.

  30. I have not had the chance to volunteer on a trip but I would like to go with my fiancee who is a high school Biology and Chemistry teacher abroad to educate children who do not have the resource to get education. When we get older, we may even consider living oversea to do that.

  31. adopting a dog for a day seems neat – thanks for sharing that idea.

  32. I’ve been on tours with student groups before, and numerous times we have combined touring museums, relaxing and service projects. I’ve done this in several locations in the past and it often involves helping a church or another organization with normal things they need help with.

  33. I’d be interested in a disaster relief service trip.

  34. No matter what the question–Kauai is the answer!

  35. We brought home two rescue puppies from a shelter in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, we couldn’t adopt them due to allergies but we met someone at the airport who took them in until they were adopted together within a few short days. It felt so good to know we helped them find a loving home.

  36. I would do it at Himalayas!

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