Maui palm trees

I got to spend a week on Maui in January and thought it was time I shared my pictures. Honestly, the weather was so lovely that I was ready to go back as soon as we got home. So, as I write this after what feels like weeks of cold and rain here in California, we can both dream about our next tropical vacation!

Four Seasons Maui beach

The morning that Alan and I left for Maui, it was raining so hard that two of the four runways in San Francisco were closed. I was convinced that the flight would be cancelled or delayed, but my worries disappeared when we were only slightly delayed and on our way. 5 1/2 hours later and we were in paradise.

Maui beach

We stayed on the Wailea side of Maui and discovered new beaches we hadn’t seen before:

Wailea sand

Wailea tree

The swimming pool wasn’t bad, either:

Four Seasons pool

We walked every morning in the most perfect of settings:

Wailea walk

Why does food taste so much better on vacation?! We stayed at a resort that had great gluten- and dairy-free options, like this muesli with green juice on the side:

Green juice and museli

A chickpea pancake with hummus, avocado, and cashew crema:

Vegan chickpea pancake

Warm quinoa porridge served with coconut yogurt on the side, plus another green juice:

Four Seasons Maui glutenfree breakfast

Fresh papaya with lime and, you guessed it, a green juice:

Green juice and papaya

A vegan sushi snack found at the Down to Earth health food store:

Maui vegan sushi

Plus, fresh fish cooked with so much yummy garlic and tomatoes at Longhi’s Wailea:

Longhis fish

Fresh fish tacos with tomatillo sauce at Longhi’s Kaanapali:

Fish tacos

Passionfruit and coconut chocolate chip locally-made gelato at Ono Gelato Kihei:

Passionfruit gelato

Locally-made Pono Pie made with breadfruit and passionfruit found at Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods in Kihei. Best. Dessert. Ever. I also had the chocolate and sweet potato flavors. Lilikoi is passionfruit flavor and is no ka’oi (the best, ha):

Maui Pono Pie

Every restaurant should look like Longhi’s in Kaanapali:

Lahaina Longhis

A happy and relaxed me:

Carrie Four Seasons Maui

Pink is my fav color of hibiscus:

Maui pink hibiscus

Red tropical flowers are pretty nice too:

Maui flowers

There is a reason why Maui is considered the most romantic and lovely place on earth. At least, I think so!

Lei in heart

My heart healed on this trip:

Maui sunset

I now believe in vacations and am already ready for my next one. Who’s with me?

Wailea surf

Where do you want to go next? Let me know in the comments!

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