Haleakalā (which means house of the sun) is a volcano that makes up 75% of Maui. After browsing through the photos below, you’ll see it was aptly named. At it’s tallest point, it reaches 10,023 feet in the air! Once you’ve summited, you’re above cloud level, making it the perfect location to watch the sunrise like you’ve never seen it before. To get to the top of Haleakalā, you first must drive through the national park surrounding it. The drive is a […]
Accessible only by a beautiful, tiny, and winding road on the coast of Maui, Nakalele Point is home to a blowhole and what they call the Acid War Zone. Not sure what either of those things are? Neither was I. So here’s the scoop. A blowhole is a hole in the ground connected to an underground, partially submerged ocean cave. As waves lap into the cave, water escapes through the blowhole above. It is amazing to watch as water jets out […]
Oh man, Maui! When I imagined Hawaii, this is exactly what I pictured: clear water, unreal sunsets, tropical foliage surrounded by volcanic rock, hilarious Hawaiian pay phones, wildlife, rainbow trees, and for-real rainbows. The first few nights we stayed at the the Marriott Ko Olina. The beaches on that side of the island have their own lagoons off the ocean. You would think that would keep ocean life away, but not in the least. We got to watch a pregnant monk […]
Honolulu turned out to be a lot different than I thought it would be. It’s a big city with a lot of cars, traffic, and people. I should have known since it is the hub of the islands. Wikipedia told me that Honolulu is the most remote city of its size in the world! The first few nights, we stayed right on Waikiki. It was beautiful and touristy. After waking up to the sunrise on the beach, it was time for […]
Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friends! It seems fitting after my most recent posts about my first trip to the beautiful country. Nothing like 100% cotton peasant tops (from my middle school favorite, American Eagle), a great set of wedges, and a new pair of polka dots Nikes. I went a little crazy with my online shopping. Here are some of the items I picked up: (Arie Off the Shoulder Crocket Trim Tee, AEO Lace-Up Bell Sleeve Top, AEO Button […]
Here are my last few photos to share from our Puerto Vallarta honeymoon. This little collection really shows the personality and vibrance of this beautiful Mexican city. Can’t wait to see ya around ¡Hasta luego, Puerto Vallarta! What about you? Which snaps are some of your favorites?
You guys might already be aware of my love for disposable cameras. I don’t know if it’s the crummy, low resolution aspect of picture taking or if it’s my nostalgia for the 90s that’s got me head over heels. It’s silly, I know. And it’s getting more and more absurd (especially as a photographer) to carry one of these suckers around in an age when even the 8 year old who lives next door has a GoPro. Below are some of […]
Is it normal to buy a pair of honeymoon sneakers? Who knows, but I did it anyway. It was both of our first times in Mexico, and I wanted a pair of shoes fit for our luna de miel. Roshe Runs with a tropical print it was! Puerto Vallarta was the place—the very, very hot place were we’d celebrate our nuptials. It was beyond wonderful. After all of the crafts and long nights prepping for our art filled weekend of […]