I know I’m overdue for a baking post, but in the mean time, here are photos from my recent trip to Maui. It was amazing to escape from the “cold” San Francisco winter and spend a week relaxing and exploring in 75-80 degree sunny weather.

Walked across the street from our airbnb to look at this beautiful sunset on our first day.  Wish I didn’t get water on my lens for this shot!

On our second day, we went to Big Beach. The water here was not ideal to swim in because of the intense shore break, but the beach was one of the most gorgeous ones we visited.

We woke up one morning at 4am to drive up to the Haelaleka volcano to catch the sunrise.  Being 9,000 feet above the ground and watching the sun rise over clouds and mountains was unforgettable.  The one drawback is that it’s FREEZING up there!

I was having a really hard time breathing at such a high altitude but my boyfriend somehow convince me to take a short hike.. in the 40 degree weather.  Even though I could barely take a few steps without having to stop to catch my breath, it was worth it because it truly felt like we were on a different planet!

On Mars.

Sunset across the street from our place again.

We spent a day on the Road to Hana. This is a must-do in Maui. Even though it’s a long and windy drive, it’s worth it to see all the stops. This is a natural pool that was really cold but we braved up and swam in it for a bit anyway!

One of my favorite scenes.

Black Sand Beach

Hike to Waikomu Falls

Bamboo forest on the hike to Waikomu Falls

Hamoa Beach

One of my favorite activities during the trip was snorkeling. I’m hoping to post some of my boyfriend’s GoPro photos of snorkeling and paddle boarding when I get the chance.

I’m already looking forward to my next tropical vacation- whenever that will be! (: