I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things. 
   First and foremost, thank you so much for checking out my page! I am beyond excited to share my experiences and very thankful for everyone who has been following my journey thus far. This blog is about my life, my travels, lessons learned, laughs shared, and adventures of making my way in the Big City. My hope is that this blog encourages you and inspires others to dream as big as me.
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January 25, 2019

Hawaii – Kauai and Maui

Hey y’all! How are we almost to February?! I’ve been working the past nine weeks in Los Angeles and loving every second of it. Before the holidays, my family and I flew back over to Hawaii for a few days. I’ve spent my entire life without visiting these islands and somehow managed to vacation here twice in a year (?). Obviously, we fell in love with Hawaii and had to go back. This past summer, we stayed in Oahu and Maui, but for this trip, we decided to revisit Maui and explore Kauai. Here are some highlights from the vacay.


The Spouting Horn Blowhole was our first stop.

Shipwreck Beach is located on the south side of the island. This part of Kauai supposedly has the most sunshine, so we made our way there immedidately.

Brother dearest.

The drive to Waimea Canyon is so gorgeous and super easy. It’s only about forty-five minutes from the east side (where we stayed) and feels like a different world.

Basically, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

One of the wettest spots on Earth, and after a few rain showers, we believed it. The view from the top of the Napali Coast was stunning.

Rainbow photobomb.

Chickens. Were. Everywhere.

One of the reasons we wanted to visit Kauai was for the abundance of waterfalls. Because December is in the rainy season of the year, we definitely saw many waterfalls throughout the few days.

We tried shaved ice on the North Shore of Oahu last summer, and it was sort of like a glorified snow cone. This bowl of goodness was a whole new level.

We honestly ate here three days straight. I usually only like hot dogs at ball games, but I actually still dream about the lemonade and Puka dog.

We stayed at the Kauai Marriott Resort and loved it.



This was our second stay at the Grand Wailea (and maybe the real reason we came back to Hawaii).


The sunsets still get me.

Visiting during the holiday season was so charming with all of the Christmas lights and decorations.

During our last day in Maui, we went whale watching and spotted a few friends.

Breaking rules since ’95.

Before heading to the airport, we ate at Mama’s Fish House. Being from a coastal town, I love seafood, and this restaurant is mind-blowing.


As always, thanks so much for following along!

xoxo, allison


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  1. Mari

    January 28th, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Glad I stopped by on your blog!
    Loved your photos and your previous blogs as well!
    Also following you on Instragram!

  2. abailey

    February 13th, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Mari! Thank you so much for following along. It means the world to me!

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