The Honeymoon, Part 1: Kauai, Hawaii

I’m super overprotective of my camera when I travel, especially when I’m flying. When we boarded the plane in Indianapolis for Honolulu, Nathan offered to put my camera bag in the overhead compartment. I laughed. “I don’t want my bag mingling with the other bags!”

Instead I opted to sit [very uncomfortably] with it under the seat in front of me for seven hours.

That’s why, considering how much I baby that thing, it’s kind of amazing that I lost one of my camera’s memory cards during the honeymoon. Yes, you read that correctly. I LOST one of my CF cards in HAWAII. And yes, it had pictures on it. From the honeymoon. It’s a photographer’s worst nightmare.

Over the past week, I’ve been trying to convince myself that it’s not as bad as it seems. At least I only lost three of the 11 days. At least I edited one photo from that card while we were on vacation. At least I have the memories!

It worked a tiny, tiny bit, but you better believe that the next time I travel, I’m DUCT TAPING MY CF CARDS TO MY SIDE.

Anyways, Kauai was absolutely beautiful. If you haven't been to Hawaii and you have a chance to go, I would definitely recommend this island for how remote and lush and natural it is. Enjoy part 1 of our honeymoon. Oahu is next!