If you follow me on instagram (@aritaiaroa - a little bit of shameless self-promotion, ha), you've probably noticed a theme happening on my feed over the past couple of days... Hawaii.

My heart misses it.

It misses the smell of the ocean air.
It misses the surfers that would smile and say aloha.
It misses coconut flavoured everything.
It misses the fruit.
It misses the markets.
It misses the white sand.
It misses the transparent waters.
It misses the feeling of freedom.

"Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you - it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you... hopefully, you leave something good behind."
- Anthony Bourdain


  1. ah coconut flavor! coconut mochas are where it's at!

  2. Your photography and captions are always so perfect,

  3. Your pictures are beautiful.
    So glad I found your blog :)



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