I cannot stress the fact enough that the greatest benefit to my job is helping other people see Kauai for the first time through my eyes before they even get here. Most people and definitely- everyone I have worked with- wants to see in their mind-how their plans are all going to fall together and what that is going to look like. How are they going to make it all work with the little time they have here-with so many things they want to do and see but still keep that feeling that they are not "locked down" to a schedule to the point where they need a vacation after their vacation. That's where I swoop in and take the reins. I traveled a great deal of the world before I settled down on Kauai and know first hand what its like to not know your way around. That was actually part of the thrill back in the day when I had no kids and so much more time on my hands. But that was then and this is now. Kauai is so small but there are so many exciting places to explore that you could never get it all done in a week or 10 days. The first thing I try to do is get the list of wants and needs from the visitor and take it from there. That includes time, budget & level of excitement & adventure the visitors want. Some want to fly hands free- head first- on the longest and highest zip lines in the dark and some want to enjoy a romantic sunset on a boat- being served steak and cocktails watching dolphins and whales jump in and out of the water with their loved ones. Either way or all of the above-there is nothing that compares to the majestic setting you will experience here. Actually booking the tours is how I make my living but the rewards I receive far surpass the paycheck when it comes to the letters and photos I get from the guests I work with year after year. Many of whom are repeat visitors and it's my job to keep it "fresh" all though often times people want to do the same tours over again because they were so much fun especially visiting the Na Pali Coast! And there are so many ways to do that. But the best reason I love my job so much is because I get to experience Kauai through a new set of eyes over and over again which allows me to stay in an excited frame of mind for everyone! So THANK YOU to ALL of my guests for the privilege of serving you, your families & friends and helping me keep it fresh!!!!