48 Hours In Maui

 

Hello friends!

A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to go to Maui, and who could turn down such a thing? I wasn’t there for very long, but I have a feeling no amount of time feels long enough in Maui (until you go broke that is, which I can relate to, because it is certainly not cheap). If you’re considering going on vacation to one of Hawaii’s paradisical* islands  check out my very helpful review. Yeah that’s right. You can review whole islands these days. Welcome to 2018!

“Hawaii is an egg lover’s dream.”

FOOD 

Okay, priorities right? I don’t see how anyone can review a place without talking about the food first. Maui does not disappoint! Neither do I. I managed to fit an impressive number of restaurants into my two days. I know, I’m talented, but let’s not talk about me right now. I had two favorites restaurants: Da Kitchen, which Guy Fieri visited on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop. Yes, I watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. No, I’m not ashamed.  Da Kitchen is what I call “casual fancy,” like a Chili’s but with Hawaiian food. There’s so many amazing dishes I wanted to try there but as usual my eyes are bigger than my stomach. Is that the expression? You’ll correct me if I’m wrong.

Anywho, I sadly don’t have any pictures from there because I devoured the food so quickly…but I can tell you I got something called “Da Kine Moco” which is basically a sample platter for people like me that can’t make decisions. It’s a rice dish that came with chicken, beef, and fish, and  two eggs. One of the things I love about Hawaii is that they put fried eggs on pretty much everything. For some people it may seem excessive, but I happen to love eggs. Hawaii is an egg lover’s dream. Back to my order. I also got the Spam Musubi because I figured I needed more food. Here’s the verdict. Da kine: delicious, every part of it. I could go into detail but it’d just make me sad. The spam musubi however, bleh. Probably an acquired taste to be fair. I can’t say I’ve ever craved a spam and seaweed sandwich..

So about Leoda’s. OMG, I’m fangirling!! This place doesn’t really serve “traditional” Hawaiian food but I kept seeing it recommended so off I went. First of all it’s in a really remote part of the island, so it was nice to see an area I wouldn’t have otherwise. This place has all kinds of sweet and savory pies, most of them one person pies (although any size pie can be a one person pie with enough determination, am I right?). I kept it simple and got the meat n’ potatoes pie. This time I did get a picture.

Now I haven’t had all the meat n’ potatoes pies in the world, but I do humbly declare Leoda’s THE BEST ONE THAT HAS EVER EXISTED. Oh, and that lychee mimosa you see in the corner, not too shabby. If someone offered me a trip to Maui but told me I could only stay for two hours, I’d spend it with that meat n’ potatoes pie at Leoda’s. Call me uncultured, but I can go to the beach anytime.

Honorable mention: Malasada’s from Star Noodle. This place also came highly recommended. Malasadas  are basically fried dough and sugar. What’s not to love?

TRANSPORT

I did not rent a car in Maui, because I don’t drive in my normal life so it didn’t seem like a good time to star, but you might want to. Although there is a bus, it doesn’t run very frequently and it doesn’t run until very late. However, a day pass is only $2, so it’s super cheap, easy to use, and a good way to meet other travels and reduce your carbon footprint together. Yeay!

ACCOMODATION

I stayed at a hostel in Lahaina because I am young and poor. Maui is definitely a vacation spot for older, wealthy…people. Hotels are very expensive (especially if you wait until the last minute to book…I live on the edge) and it’s not the kind of place where you can find a cheap motel. As I learned too late, the Maui airport does shut down at night, and the places to stay around it are like $700 a night five stars.

OTHER ISLANDS:

I did not get the chance to go to any other islands, but the comparison I’ve heard is that Maui is quieter. If you want the beach and scenery, but also want to be in a big city, apparently the big island is the way to go. I however, live in a big city and was looking for green and blue and volcanoes and surfing, so Maui was perfect!

I know you’re just here for the pictures, so I won’t torture you any longer.

 

 

*No, “paradisical” is not a word, but I’m making it one. Isn’t that how we got all the words be have now? No? That’s okay, I’m giving myself that power. Paradisical. A place that is “paradise like.” You’re welcome .

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I’m Alive, I Swear

It’s been so long my dear friends! Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the excuses. Instead, just humor me and pretend to care as I give a brief life update.

Adulthood: I officially graduated from university (miracles happen). I’m a real adult these days. I pay bills and file taxes and even spent hours pouring over different healthcare plans today. I mean, I also spent a few hours watching Buzzfeed videos, but we won’t talk about that.

Location: Straight after graduation, I packed my bags, left the farm (kidding), and ventured out to the big city. Los Angeles, that is. I moved here for all the usual reasons, becoming an artist and changing the world and all that. What better time to be naive then my twenties?

Projects: So my “ticket” to Los Angeles was an internship at NBC, and a “plan” to become a screenwriter. To be honest I haven’t done that much screenwriting, but I have dedicated time to a few other artistic pursuits. I’m working on another novel, working title In Time. I started a food blog called eatsleepreheat which you all should check out. AND I got my first real guitar! I’m in love. With the guitar that is. #foreveralone. Anywho, this brings me to another major project: music. I started a Youtube channel that I intend to dedicate to it, as a means of forcing myself to practice. I’m hoping posting this will mean I’ll be too ashamed to stop posting, even when I’d rather watch Buzzfeed videos.

I hope you all check out my channel. It will consist of songs I’ve written as well as a few food related videos as a complement to eatsleepreheat. I’ll add a videos section to this blog so you can can see what I’m posting on there. I’m sure you’re just dying to see what sort of Oscar worthy gold I’ll be posting, so I’m giving you a sneak peak below. Fingers crossed to me doing a better job with the channel than I have with this blog 🙂

Where Have You Been?

Hello friends!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but I’ve been doing pretty well with the other one! Anyone, I wanted to let you all know what I’ve been up to.

First of I started blogging for a digital magazine called Ennui. Yepee! I’m writing about all things related to books so check it out! One of the things I want to do on their is author interviews. So I am currently looking for YA authors that have recently published a work (both traditional published and self-published). So if you fit this description, be sure to comment below and maybe I can help you publicize your book!

In other news, I have dedicated this summer to writing (and being unemployed, obviously). I plan on finally releasing How to Get Your Heart BrokenI’m also working on writing another novel that I am REALLY excited about (more on that later)! And if you’ve visited my other blog, you will know that I’ve been working on an old manuscript of mine called Fallen.But RIGHT NOW, I’m fixin’ to release a short story collection called HEART. It’s coming VERY SOON (Jeez, I’m really sorry for abusing the ALL-CAPS but I just can’t contain my EXCITEMENT!). Anywho, HEART should be released in about a week. It’s a collection of romantic short stories in the young adult and new adult genre and it’s going to include an excerpt from How to Get Your Heart Broken. Of course, you all will be the first to know when it comes out, and I’ll probably spend the week bombarding you all with updates (forgive me). But get excited!!!!

Alright, that’s pretty much all I can think of for now. But I will talk to you all very soon, if you miss me be sure to visit me at my other blog. Or follow me on twitter, since I’m actually twittering pretty regularly now! Miracles do happen.

With love,

Rose