Hawaii, My Home

While the crystal blue beaches and the always-sunny weather are what attracts people to Hawaii, my favorite part about Hawaii is the people. It’s funny because while I’m thankful for my awesome family and friends, I’m also grateful for the mundane interactions with strangers sharing the aloha spirit. You know…it’s the shaka you get when the car in front of you is trying to get across the freeway to make it to the exit or the way people make you feel at home when attending bbq at someone’s home, when you know you’ll probably never see that person again.

I definitely take this place for granted. I’m so incredibly blessed to have been born and raised in what people might argue is the most beautiful place in the world.

Adventures in Maui

My cousin told me she was going to be in town and was going to travel to Maui for a few days. It was the middle of the week, but I decided to take off, since I desperately needed a vacation…even if it was just for two days. I decided to hop on the same Maui flight they were taking, and we were off. We snorkeled, drove half way to Hana with a manual car, and enjoyed some amazing sunsets.