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January 30, 2014
Welcome to Paradise by Chris Keniston
I love Paradise. Technically I love any beach with warm blue water, soft sand, and if you throw in a piña colada and a cabana boy- I’m in hog heaven.
Three years ago a dear friend invited me to join her on a vacation to Hawaii. One week in Kona. It didn’t seem right to travel that far and not go to Pearl Harbor, so I arrived a day early in Honolulu.
The first thing I remember is stepping outside the hotel door at oh dark thirty in the morning (all tours to Pearl start v-e-r-y early) and mumbling to the driver “what beautiful weather”. His response- “There’s a reason they call this Paradise.” Of course the writer in me immediately thought-- Gotta put that in a book somewhere.
Two days later, the captain of the dive boat my friend and I were on did pushups at the backend of the boat. Well of course my mind went straight to-- Oh, there has to be book in here somewhere.
With some help from my friend, Aloha Texas was born. The problem? All the fun places we went to didn’t turn up in the book. Which brings me to today’s release. Almost Paradise. Wholly set on the Big Island, I get to share fun places on the road to Hilo. Available today!
Where do you find your Paradise? The mountains, the beach, your backyard? Come share your favorite places!
You can find a daily count down of scene shots on my facebook page.
Find out more about Almost Paradise and the Aloha Series on Chris' website.