Vacation Mode In Maui

Vacation Mode In Maui

Aloha lovelies!

Vacationing in Maui has been my family’s winter tradition. Maui is one of my favorite places on planet Earth – not just because of its beauty, fresh food, and positive energy – but because of all the memories my family’s created there.

This vacation, most of the time, me and my family relaxed by the pool and took walks along the beach. While relaxing by the pool, I read A TON of magazines from the app Texture, which is one of my FAVORITE apps – it’s basically Netflix for magazines. I also read a good chunk of The Paris Architect, which is about an architect living in Paris during World War II and the unexpected, life-threatening tasks he’s asked to complete – it’s so good!

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Hanging out at the pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

One night, we spent watching a sunset at Little Beach, which I highly recommend going to if you make your way to Maui. Every Sunday evening at Little Beach, there’s a ceremony with a fun drum circle and… naked people. Yep – my family spent an evening on a nude beach. But, we were among the clothed participants. Little Beach’s a fun atmosphere where you can hang out with awesome people, see fireworks, and drink a cold one.

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Sparklers and fireworks light up Little Beach on Sunday evenings
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Cold beer and Little Beach is a great combo
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Taking in the view of the Hawaiin island Lanai

Another adventure I went on was with my parents. They’re one of my favorite travel companions because they love to take in almost all of the experiences a place has to offer. During one of our final days, we took a road trip to the west side of the island called, of course, West Maui. That side of the island surrounds an extinct volcano! During our drive, we watched whales, bought delicious mango bread from a roadside vendor, saw surfers, and ate at the delectable Mama’s Fish House Restaurant, which has an incredible history on the island. To end the day, we stopped at the town Pa’ia to do some shopping. I love the boutique Wings Hawaii there, which thoughtfully curates globally- and locally-made clothing, accessories, and home decor.

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I imagine this whale was saying to me “shaka, brah”
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Stopped at Honolua to take in the scenery and surfers
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Loved watching this surfer take this wave
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A surfer in West Maui
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Me and my Mama on a Maui road trip
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Me and my Faja on a Maui road trip
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Fell in love with Mama’s Fish House Restaurant and this sandman

To end this post, I thought it would be fitting to share an excerpt from The Law of Aloha:

“”Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. “Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. “Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.”

With a lot of mahalo and heart,

Carly

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