My little oasis at Maui Vista in Kihei and other travel tips

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If you followed me on Instagram stories while I was away during Christmas, this view will look very familiar to you. You are looking down from the lanai of unit 2212, at Maui Vista, located in Kihei, Maui. I came to know this little space like it was my best friend. On so many levels. When […]

Risky back roading to Hana and Grandma’s Coffee House

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Remember when I told you about losing my camera last time I was in Hawaii? This round, I safely removed the SD card from the camera before travelling home. How smart am I! But once home, I couldn’t find it. A moment of silence, please… In panic mode, I suddenly stopped, laughed and thought… maybe some things […]

A trip full of happy twists – Hawaiian travel update

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Where did the time go?! I realize I haven’t blogged much this past little while. Between a laptop computer that isn’t cutting it speed wise, (upgrade ahead!) and lazy wifi, and… well, the overwhelming amount of pictures to weed through, I’ll just admit it was easier to go on another adventure or take in the […]

The must visit lush, tropical Iao Valley

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Where did the week go? Oh… of course! We’re now on week 4 of our Hawaiian journey, and yet again, things have changed. When we first arrived, I was all about writing, and posting, and documenting. The words and images and feelings just wouldn’t stop! But something magical happens when you hit around week 3. […]

Majestic Makena’s Big Beach and the lava fields

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Whenever the trade winds start to really howl, you can hear the lifeguards warning from their bullhorns to stay out of the water. The shore breaks can turn dangerous at the drop of a hat. I swear, one warning was for me the other day. I was standing on the edge of the lava rock at our […]

Taking in the fabulous Maui Swap Meet and a fav place to eat

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Someone made a comment on a post that was something to the effect of, “Why are you even working? Just enjoy!” She was absolutely right. I was still in high productive mode, having not settled into any routine of sorts while here in Maui. It just felt normal to bring my gear to the beach and […]

My Kamaole Beach desks

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First off, I’d like to thank you so very much for all your kind words and well wishes on the post ‘why we came back’. I was having a rough moment (yes, in paradise it’s possible!) and your kindness positively lifted me up! I thought you may enjoy a little sight seeing on where I’ve spent […]

Aloha! And why we came back.

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If someone were to tell you that they were going on a very long vacation, would that make you jealous? I’d be the first to say a big fat YES. It would! Who wouldn’t want to venture off to far off places, with the promise of new adventures around every palm tree? I get it. Like, […]

Desire authentic souvenirs? The Maui Swap Meet it is!

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One day while cooling off at our pool while in Maui, I had the chance to chat it up with a few visitors, learning about their adventures and must sees. I love how people on vacation talk. They have TIME to talk. There’s a big difference. We got to chatting about (the lack of junk) shopping, […]

Architectural salvage inspiration from Makawao, Maui

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On Instagram, someone mentioned they were missing my Maui pictures. Ouch. Yes. I know the feeling all too well. In fact, I’ve kind of been avoiding the topic for a few reasons. One being, while editing these pictures, I had to swallow a few lumps in my throat. It’s like I broke up with this place, […]