When a person talks about paradise, it’s hard not to immediately think of Hawaii. The consistent weather, the laid-back island vibe, the proximity of beaches and hikes to everything else – it’s really perfection! I just got back from a nine day trip with a few good friends and we could not have had a better time. This was one of the first long trips I had ever taken that I was in charge of planning, so I did a TON of research. Let me tell you, this seriously paid off! Continue reading “Oahu Hawaii Travel Guide”
How to Pack for a Week in Hawaii in a Carry On
Neutral Backpack || Silk Sleep Mask || Hard-side Carry On Bag || Turkish Towel || Double Strap Sandals || Palm Print Swimsuit || Kashi Granola Bars || Crazy Rich Asians Book || Pink Suede Hat
Today’s post is a little different, but because I am leaving for Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday and consider myself something of a minimalist packing expert, I thought I would share some of the things I plan to bring on my trip! I made a packing list weeks in advance to make sure I didn’t forget anything, plus I found a ton of cute essential items for the trip that I had to share with you all. Packing for a week long (or more) trip in just a carry on can be tricky, but if you plan ahead and do some research it can definitely be done!
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Luau Loving and Final Maui Adventures
Three weeks after my trip, I’m finally getting my last and final blog post up about Hawaii. Though it is the last, it includes possibly one of my favorite nights of the trip! Mid week we got a decent amount of rain, so shopping and reading on the porch filled much of our time. We also tried to drive up to the top of Haleakala to see the volcano, but once we got there it was cold. Like 30s and raining… I wore shorts. We took a look at the gorgeous sights, snapped a photo or two, and hopped back into the car. Continue reading “Luau Loving and Final Maui Adventures”
Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Crumble Recipe
Being in Hawaii for Spring Break was incredibly inspiring. I can see why artists go on extravagant adventures to places they’ve never been before. Getting to experience such a unique culture in Maui was eye opening and exciting! I saw new animals, ate new foods, smelled new plants, and breathed the ocean air in a way I never had before. Continue reading “Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Crumble Recipe”
Alohappiness – Maui Beach Living
To continue last week’s Maui vacation post, I wanted to share my beach days with you! Let’s be honest, the beaches are the most iconic part of island vacationing, so I couldn’t let you wait any longer! Continue reading “Alohappiness – Maui Beach Living”
Woweee Maui! A Trip to Hawaii – Part 1
I’ve been dying to share my trip to Hawaii with you all, but my mind has been on vacation mode trying to find the motivation to get started on this post. Coming back to work after a relaxing week off really put a damper on time to get to writing about my exciting adventures in tropical paradise! Continue reading “Woweee Maui! A Trip to Hawaii – Part 1”
You may already know this… but I’m in Hawaii this week! It’s really a dream come true. All throughout my childhood I adorned my room with seashells, fake palms, and beach images hoping to dream of the ocean. Maybe it was living in Chicago where my bum was frozen for 8 months out of the year. Maybe it was the lack of proximity to the tropics. Maybe it was the pure happiness I felt when sunshine hit my face. I loved the idea of island life.
And now I am here! One blissful week of paradise with my favorite guy and his wonderful and generous family… I am one lucky gal!
Though I feel bad going on and on about it to those stuck in the cold and at work, I am going to cheer you up with some bunny loving! Sunny bunny loving to be exact! Summer will be here in no time. Just throw on some sunglasses, sit in a sunny window, and dive into these happy bunny scenes. Love from Hawaii! I promise to share my adventures with you somehow!