The past month has been a whirlwind — I left my job, spent just over a week relaxing in Hawaii with my boyfriend and his family, and came home to pack up our Los Angeles apartment once and for all.
The packing process reminded me of finals week in college — it always takes longer than you think, doesn’t it? It felt liberating (and a bit freaky) to see the movers drive away with our stuff. But here we are, halfway through our ten-day road trip to Austin, and I feel more relaxed than I’ve been in a long time.
Time and routine have been completely lost on me this past month, so I thought I’d start with Hawaii in catching you all up. Thank you for patiently checking in — I love this space and am excited to get back into writing more regularly. :)
Tim and I boarded the plane to Maui with half of our apartment already sold or in boxes, so it felt especially relaxing to escape it all. I couldn’t stop photographing — Maui is, just as I expected, completely picturesque.
Though I absolutely love to lay on the beach, I have a little bit of trouble relaxing for long periods of time. Is that a thing? Haha. I’m one of those do-something-while-you-watch-tv people. Our trip struck a perfect balance of snoozing on the sand, snorkeling, and exploring everything that the island had to offer.
Namely, the coffee. On our second day, we visited the Maui Grown Coffee Plantation, where we tasted five of their most popular coffees.
The coffee was truly delicious, and though I usually add a little cream (or, okay, almond milk) to my coffee in the mornings, this stuff was even better without it. I bought a couple of bags – no joke. They’re actually still in one of my suitcases. #movingproblems
The iced coffee addiction is real.
The landscape in Maui is so incredibly lush and green. My expectations when it comes to green-ness are pretty high, given that I grew up in the Northwest, but this was an entirely different set of colors.
Epic mountains too! Maui, let’s just call it like it is — you have it all.
We drove along the Road to Hana, where we found this enormous waterfall. I ditched the camera and climbed through the rocky wading pools to the deeper end, where the bravest of the bunch were jumping in from the mouth of the waterfall. I just swam under the falling water instead. :)
Can’t wait to share more from Maui with you soon! It was a truly unforgettable trip. In the meantime — do you have any tips for beating the heat? We’re starting to venture into Southern territory here and the temperatures (and humidity) are insane!