I have been in Hawaii (Oahu) with my family for the past week, so I thought it would be fun to share a few of my vacation essentials. With the first official day of summer approaching quickly (June 21st), and many people planning weekend getaways, and summer vacations, it can be challenging to know exactly what to pack to cover your getaway or vacation plans. Now, I am certainly not the master packer, in fact there is a standing joke in my family that I try to take everything but the furniture, but I am definitely trying to get better at packing simple essentials, and transitional pieces, especially for vacation. For my next few posts, I will share some of my vacation essentials, along with a few photos from my trip. When we travel to Oahu, we normally stay at a hotel in Waikiki that has become a family favorite, but this trip, we decided to try something different, and we stayed at the Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel, a beautiful hotel property that was the first hotel built in Waikiki. I will definitely share more about this hotel in future posts, but today’s post features just one of the spectacular sites at the hotel, this gorgeous 75 foot tall Banyan tree that sits in the center of the hotel’s courtyard.