Makai: Towards the Sea

Who’s ready for another round of Maui posts? I promise this is it. The last week and just a few more posts before I plug us back into regularly scheduled programming.

Fun fact and not much of a spoiler: I’m all for the idea of taking adventures and making new memories while traveling. I mean, aren’t we all? When I was planning my trip to Maui, one of the things I couldn’t wait to experience was getting out on the ocean. I love being on the water and try to make it point on every trip (when I can) to get out and explore the ocean, a lake, etc. It just never gets old. The feeling of salt water spraying your skin. The rock of the waves. The laid back vibes of the crew. If I could figure out a way to just work from a boat all day every day, I’d be the happiest girl.

Makai: Towards the Sea

Today’s inspiration has everything to do with, surprise, the sea. Makai, which means “towards the sea”, seemed like such a fitting word to describe my vacation spirit. The moment we booked our trip, I knew I wanted to get out on the ocean. I wanted to explore the island and see as much as possible. I was so pumped when Jessica agreed to join me for a sail + snorkle excursion (shoutout to Sail Maui for hooking us up!) and couldn’t wait to get in the water and swim and splash and spot all the little fishies.

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I’ll share a little more about this specific experience in my Maui travel guide later this week but in the meantime, I wanted to dive in (pun totally intended) to just how much an experience like this means to me when I travel. Not just because I got to get out in the ocean but because it was an adventure and a unique experience that I wouldn’t be able to replicate. Yes, you can sail and snorkle pretty much anywhere. That’s not what I mean. There were things that made this specific trip special and that’s what I love. Making these memories and going on as many excursions and adventures as I can. It doesn’t matter how big or small. Whether I’m going out to get a shaved ice or hiking up to a waterfall, when I travel, I tend to go over the top with the activity list.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good lazy, lounge by the pool day. But, I also like to mix it up and get out of the hotel. It’s my travel style I guess. Brandon is the opposite. He likes to get out and do things but he loves more lounge days sprinkled throughout our vacation. I’ve come to realize that balance is key and making the most out of the adventures you do take is the best way to go about it.

What’s your travel style? Have a favorite memory at sea? Sound off in the comments! 

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  1. 3.6.18
    Tabitha said:

    Love this post! As a sea girl myself, I completely agree about being at the ocean. I think it’s just a universal human thing about loving the sea. I loved that you mentioned about making every trip and excursion an adventure. I’m all about that life, even if it’s going to Ihop at midnight lol!


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