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Healthy eating habits don’t just involve eating healthy foods. A healthy diet must also include healthy drinks.

Many people’s down fall are extra calories in the form of sugar filled, unhealthy drinks. It’s important to change your drinking habits in order to achieve weight loss. This can be done by replacing those drinks with fruit infused water also known as detox water drinks. They are detox water because much of the added ingredients serve as detoxification agents for the body.

All of these drinks contain water which contains many health benefits including increased energy level, brain function and decreases constipation. Water also helps with weight loss as it increases the feeling of satiation and boosts metabolic rate.

These drinks will not only hydrate your body but will quinche your thirst without the extra unhealthy sugar added and help you lose weight.

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Below are 13 Detox water infused recipes that are quick and easy to put together!

1.Water + pineapple + turmeric + black pepper

Turmeric is great for liver detoxification, decreases inflammation in the body, reduces symptoms of depression (1). and shows a links to possible treatment of alzheimers (2). Unfortunately turmeric is not the best tasting so there needs to be a sweet taste to balance the bitter. That is where pineapple comes in. Pineapple is great for combating that bitter taste as well as boosts the immune system and hydrates the skin.

 

2. Water + cucumber + watermelon

Cucumber is a fruit that many people confused as being a vegetable. It is a source of phytonutrient. Phytonutrients are plant chemicals that contants protective and disease preventative properties by serving as anti-inflammatory agents. Watermelon contains Vitamin C which is an antioxidant. 

3. Water + Grapefruit + rosemary

Grapefruit strengthens the immune system and is rich in vitamin C. It boosts the metabolism, reduces the risk of kidney stones and reduces stress. Rosemary is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory that improves digestion and provides neurological protection. It also prevents brain from aging and protects agains maguclar degineration (3) 

4. Water + raspberries + lime

Raspberries reduce the risk of chronic disease including cancer while lime rejuvenates the skin, improves digestion, fights infection and lowers blood sugar. Raspberries and lime reduce inflammation.

5. Water + Ginger + lemon

Ginger is known for its ability to relieve nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and chemotherapy. It also reduces muscle pain and soreness. Lemon is a great source of vitamon C and reduces risk of heart disease while also preventing the formation of free radicals. 

6. Water + Strawberries + basil

Strawberries are great for lowering blood pressure by making blood vessels more elastic. Basil is a good source of antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E. 

7. Water + Blackberries + Mint

Blackberries serve as cancer fighting fruits that improve and maintain brain function, reduce inflammation and contain antioxidants (4). Mints helps to relieve indigestion and other other digestive issues. 

8. Water + Cucumber + Lemon + Ginger + Mint

As mentioned earlier, cucumber contains protective and disease preventative properties by serving as anti-inflammatory agents. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C and reduces risk of heart disease while also preventing the formation of free radicals. Ginger reduces muscle pain and soreness while mint helps with digestion. Mints serves and indigestion relief.

9. Water + Strawberry + Lemon + Mint

As mentioned earlier, strawberries are great for lowering blood pressure by making blood vessels more elastic. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C and reduces risk of heart disease while also preventing the formation of free radicals. Mints relieves indigestion in the gut. 

10. Water + Grapefruit + Cucumber + Lemon + Lime

As mentioned earlier,Grapefruit strengthens the immune system and is rich in vitamin C. It boosts the metabolism, reduces the risk of kidney stones and reduces stress. lime rejuvenates the skin, improves digestion, fights infection and lowers blood sugar. Lemon prevents free radicals and cucumber serves as an anti-inflammatory.

11. Sparkling water + Orange + Kiwi

Orange are high in fiber. They also are antioxidants, and boost brain function. Kiwi is a great source of vitamins C, K, E and folate potassium.

12. Sparkling water + blueberries + Limes

Blueberries have antioxidant properties and reduce DNA damage. lime rejuvenates the skin, improves digestion, fights infection and lowers blood sugar.

13. Sparkling water + Lemon + Cucumber

Lemon prevents free radicals and cucumber serves as an anti-inflammatory.

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It’s frustrating when you’re not able to lose weight even after consuming a low calorie diet along with exercise.

You may not understand why you are still feeling sluggish, tired, heavy and even bloated. After doing all the right things, the weight just won’t come off

You might be surprised to find out that you’re liver can actually be GREATLY contributing to these unwanted symptoms!  That makes you wonder…

How does the liver play a role in weight gain?

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1. WHAT DOES THE LIVER DO?

The liver has various functions including removing toxins from the body.

Many people believe cutting down on drinking alcohol is equivalent to a  liver detox.

Not quite…

The liver not only breaks down alcohol but also has many other functions which include:

  1. Removing other toxins from the blood including pesticides & toxins from normal digestion
  2. Breaking down hormones like insulin, estrogen and cortisol
  3. Helping to regulate blood sugar by breaking down carbohydrates into glucose during digestion

among other things..

2. POOR LIVER FUNCTION & WEIGHT GAIN

Weight gain can often be attributed to inflammation.  When something is inflamed it is holding on to water. 

One way to visualize this is: Imagine you get an injury like a bug bite and the site swells. Or if you have a injury that gets infected, it swells.

So where does this inflammation on the body come from. Many times its from the liver. 

3. WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? 

Once you detoxify the liver, you detoxify your body and systemic inflammation will decrease.

There are many foods that serve as natural liver detoxification foods. Some can be found here: Top 5 Detox foods to help you lose belly fat. You can also go through a complete Liver detox where you can cleanse your liver through supplements, drinks, fasts and exercises. 

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When you’re going through your weight loss journey you might be overwhelmed with all of the diet options and meal plans.

It’s also hard to figure out what foods will specifically target belly fat.

When you want to target belly fat for weight loss  it can be frustrating. It’s a constant internal battle when it comes to eating since you have to putting food into your belly to survive but it’s the one thing you want to shrink in size.

So where should you start when you want to lose belly fat?

Start by resetting your system with a liver detox!

Detoxing your liver can result in decreasing puffiness and body fat. 

You might be wondering…

What foods should I eat to detox my liver?

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1. LEMON JUICE.

Lemon mixed with water, also known as lemon juice, has many health benefits for the body including helping with digestion, promoting healthier skin, and is a natural antiseptic so it controls harmful bacteria. In addition to all of these health benefits, it helps with liver detoxification and in turn helps with weight loss.

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2-8. SULFUR BASED AMINO ACIDS.

Foods with high sulfur makes it easier to produce glutathione which is a natural antioxidant found in the body. Such foods with high sulfur include broccoli, cabbage, kale, radishes, garlic and onion.

When the body is naturally cleaned with natural antioxidants, it results in a healthier liver since the liver has to do less work in detoxification. A healthier liver results in less inflammation throughout the body and decreases puffiness in the belly.

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8. TURMERIC.

Turmeric acts as an antioxidant on all cells of the body including the liver. This antioxidant affect decreases liver inflammation an in turn decrease belly fat. 

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9. BEAT JUICE.

Beat juice also works as a liver detoxification agent. This reduces stress on the liver, reducing inflammation in the body. With decreased inflammation, abdominal belly fat decreases.

Medical Disclaimer:All content found on Pacificpetite.com is  not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Be sure to seek advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Read more here.

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Summer is approaching quickly & you didn’t get a chance tolose the weight like you planned.

If it’s not summer you’re planning on losing weight for, it’s the wedding that’s right around the corner, or another major event on the horizon.

Whatever the case may be, you need to lose weight fast!

You don’t want to be judged by your friend  for putting on extra weight.  Now you’re trying to figure out how to drop pounds fast to avoid embarrassment.

Have you ever asked yourself the important question: 

Is losing weight fast even possible for me?

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Here are 7 ways to find out if losing weight fast is even possible for you.

1.ARE YOU WORKING AT NIGHT?

Working night shift is generally a major weight loss set back and it LARGELY holds you back from losing weight fast. Our bodies metabolism typically runs in relation to our circadian rhythm. According to the American Psychological Association, disrupting the circadian rhythm causes metabolic imbalance.

This means that sleeping during the day and being awake at night prevents your metabolism from running at it’s optimal rate

Lets say you’d like to change your sleep pattern to lose weight. This is possible however, after working night shifts, it takes few days to a few weeks for body to transition to a normal sleep pattern.

As a result, it is not likely you will lose weight fast if working night shift.   

2. UNDER CHRONIC STRESS?

Stress is LARGELY associated with weight gain.  This is because when your body is under high stress it is releasing the “stress hormone” known as cortisol

When cortisol is released into the blood stream it causes another hormone, known as insulin, to rise. The rise of insulin in the blood causes blood sugar levels in the  body to drop.

A person who experiences a drop in blood sugar will experience unhealthy food cravings. This is the body’s natural response as it needs to elevated the blood sugar to an appropriate range by eating.

In order to start to lose weight, work on releasing stress which will decrease cortisol levels in the blood. This will result in weight loss by decreasing unhealthy food cravings, however everyone is different so it is hard to tell how quickly the weight will come off after stress relief. 

3. WHO ARE YOU COMING HOME TO?

You may be wondering how your spouse or roommate has anything to do with your goal to lose weight fast.

Well, most people only have a certain amount of  self control at the start of the day. This self control has typically been exhausted and worn off after a long day so who ever you come home to at night can have a MAJOR impact on your eating habits before bed.

They might bring home fast food or engage in other unhealthy eating habits that are just too tempting for you to resist. Eating high sugar foods or foods heavy in carbs before bed will GREATLY contribute to weight gain.

The best case scenario would be to come home to a spouse or roommate who is on the same page as you when it comes to healthy eating habits for weight loss.

If this is not possible for you, make sure to set boundaries and communicate your goals with your partner or roommate ahead of time. This will stop them from unintentionally sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

The sooner you do this, the sooner you will reach your weight loss goals. 

4. SETTING REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS?

Recent marketing has bombarded us with unrealistic weight loss phrases such as “Loose 50 pounds in a day!”  See that caught your attention didn’t it! I’m exaggerating with this exact phrase, but you get the picture. 

Many of these false claims sound too good to be true and are completely unrealistic. These phrases are crafted get you excited and play with your emotions. If you’ start believing some of these unrealistic promises, you may be in for a rude awakening.

But what can you do about it?

Look at where you are starting and what your goals are. Are you extremely overweight and currently engaging in very unhealthy habits with a lot of soda and little activity. If so, small changes may result in weight loss a lot faster than someone who is already relatively fit, and relatively healthy but needs to lose that last bit of weight.

Be realistic with yourself to figure out if losing weight fast is really possible for you.

5. WHAT’S YOUR END GOAL? 

The phrase  “Lose weight fast” has a completely differently meaning to each individual person. 

This is because everyone has completely different starting point and different end goal they are trying to reach as stated in previous point.

If your goals is to lose 8 pounds, losing 2 pounds a day would be considered fast.

However, if your goal is to lose 50 pounds, dropping 2 pounds a day would not be considered fast.

ITS ALL RELATIVE.

To solve this problem, set your weight loss goal, do what you need to do to achieve that goal, make appropriate adjustments accordingly and the weight will come off at a rate that is healthy to you body. 

6. ARE YOU STARVING YOURSELF?

Starving yourself in order to lose weight fast will ultimately backfire. When you deprive your body of the nutrients it needs, alarm signals go off in your body. 

Your body will then begin compensating by slowing the metabolism because it doesn’t know the next time it will receive food. It will also increase cravings to encourage you to eat.

Intermittent fasts are okay however over fasting for extended periods and exercising without eating can be cause your body to go into compensatory mode.

6. EATING TOO MUCH PROCESSED FOODS

When you are eating the wrong foods, it’s much easier to OVER EAT. The sooner you change your diet to eating the right foods, the faster you’ll experience weight loss.

High quality foods, such as fruits, vegetables and fish, are dense foods making them difficult to overheat. However, this is the opposite with low quality foods. Low quality foods, such as processed food, are less dense allowing them to be a lot easier to over heat.

The sooner you change your diet, the sooner you’ll decrease your overeating lifestyle and lose weight.  

7. DRINKING ENOUGH WATER

Some people believe that in order to lose weight fast, they should eliminate water weight by not drinking as much fluid.

However, you need fluid to stay hydrated. Research shows that when you drink more water, you will naturally eat fewer calories throughout the day. So staying hydrated will allow you to eat less.

This change can be implemented right away and can contribute to faster weight loss.

However this does not apply to you if you have a condition which requires limiting your fluid intake such as Congestive heart failure or some renal conditions. If this is your case, resort to other options for losing weight. 

Medical Disclaimer:All content found on Pacificpetite.com is  not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Be sure to seek advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Read more here.

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It’s time to prepare for your road trip!

One major step in preparing is packing snacks for your road trip. During your road trip from one destination to the next, you’ll be trapped in the car for hours. Some how cars have this hypnotizing affect quickly leading to you becoming starved of hunger. Extreme hunger during those long car rides can make you want to buy junk food from every fast foods restaurant you pass.

In order to avoid that temptation of eating at unhealthy fast food restaurants, I found 11 easy and healthy road trip snacks for you to enjoy while you travel. These road trip snack ideas require little cooking, are low carb, cheap and easy. They are actually tasty snacks. Many are high in protein to give you plenty of energy during the long drive.  Many of them require no cooler.

You can enjoy yummy snacks on your road trip as if you are right at home.

1.CHEX MIX

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Chex mix are easy snack to throw in your food collection during a road trip. They can be high in salt so plan on getting chex mix that is sodium for a healthy road trip snack

2. CHEERIO SNACKS

Cheerios don’t have to just be for kids. Cheerios serve as a great road trip snack while on the road. The only downside is that they can get messy if you’re not careful!

3. CUCUMBER SNACKS

 cucumbers are a vegetable that stay fresh while staying at room temperature rather than in the fridge (source). This makes them great for a healthy vegetable snack for you to enjoy during your road trip.

4. ALMOND BUTTER

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Almond butter is a good healthy spread. You can be put almond butter on crackers are bread for a quick and easy snack on a long road trip

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5. VEGETABLE SNACKS

Vegetable snacks in a plastic bag don’t require a cool temperature at all times. Some of these vegetable include celery, carrots and peppers. Slice them up and store them until you’re ready to eat.

6. FRUIT SNACKS

 If you’re craving sugar on your long road trip but don’t want to compromise too much of your health, pack fruit snacks.

7. BANANA SNACKS

Banana snacks are a nice low carb fruit you can take on you road trip. Bananas are a great fruit for a road trip because the are filling and don’t require continuous refrigeration. Eat them quick before they go bad!

8. GRANOLA BARS

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Granola bars are some of the most ideal snacks for any long car ride. For granula bars low in sugars, avoid chocolate chips

9. DRIED FRUIT

 Since fresh fruit is hard to maintain on the road, dried fruit is a great substitute

10. SANDWICHES

Sandwiches can be a great snack for road trip meals such as lunches. These may be hard to maintain with no cooler depending on what you choose to put in the sandwich. A sandwich with almond butter or peanut butter can be stored longer with no cooler than than sandwiches with meat and cheese.

11. ENERGY BITES

Many times energy bites are homemade with homemade recipes. If you don’t mind cooking your road trip snacks, energy bites will be a great option for you to include on your road trip.

Enjoy these Yummy snacks for your road trip! 

With love from the pacific,

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The brighter the sun gets this summer the more likely you’ll need to introduce a vital addition to your summer outfits.

Wearing hats this summer will not only protect you from damaging sun rays but will also give your summer outfit a much needed flare. You can give your summer outfit personality of it’s own just by wearing a beautiful hat.

Whether you’re wearing baseball hats with a casual outfit, vintage knit beanie hats for a boho or hipster fashion, a fancy Fedora hat for a more trendy, there are various types of that are perfect for the summer.

But one question remains which is: How to wear hats this summer?

My hat collection isn’t the biggest but I do have a wide variety of hats and headgear that I can wear for most summer occasions. My personal favorite hat style is the floppy hat!  I like to wear my floppy hats to the beach. I also try to make sure that my hats don’t resemble sombrero hats or cowboy hats either.

Additionally, I try to make sure I have the right hairstyles for hats when I wear floppy hats. The perfect hair for hats like these floppy hats are to wear your hair down and wavy.

In addition to floppy hats, I like to wear other head gear like beanie hats. If you style them right, you can get a very casual or hipster, cute hat look with beanie hats.

My last go to piece of head gear is not quite at hat but is more like a crown. I like to wear flower crowns with my summer outfits because the . This has been very popular the the wedding community the flower crown can be worn during many other occasions. My flower frowns are DIY and I wear them with maxi dresses.

Below are the 5 ways I style my headgear and hats for the summer:

With love from the pacific,

Katerina

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No matter how many fashion trends that come and go, there seems to be one consistent struggle that remains which is How to style white jeans?

Another common question when it comes to outfits with white jeans which is: When to wear white jeans?

Whether you are wearing distressed white jeans in the summer with cute sandals, a casual white jeans outfit with heels in the spring or a fall white jeans outfit with boots, there are so many options to choose from!

Before styling your white jeans you might want to ask yourself: what occasion am I dressing up for?

There are plenty of styles you can achieve by simply narrowing down the type of look you are after. One common street style trend is to wear white jeans and white shirt. However if you are planning on going out for a summer night or a party, you can wear the white jeans outfit with high heel boots. If you’re planning on wearing a casual white jeans outfit to school you’d likely choose more of a preppy style.

If you’re after an edgy look, you can get ripped white jeans and pair them with Adidas sneakers. This is less of my style as I typically go after a street style of classy look.  I’m also pretty curvy so my white jeans are very fitted.

Below I’ve styled my white jeans 5 different ways, Let me know which one is your favorite!

5 Ways to Style White Jeans This Summer

Casual, summer white jeans outfit with pastel pinks and high heel boots. Perfect for street style. 

Preppy/edgy, spring white jeans outfit with black thick heel lace up boots. Great for Street style. 

Preppy/Classy, casual white jeans outfit with heels. Great option for a party, to wear to school or even to wear to work. 

Edgy, white jeans outfit with bodysuit. Great option to wear in the fall with a sweater or to a party for the night. 

(BONUS) Fall white jeans outfit perfect for wearing with boots for school or fall activities. 

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When you’re on your journey to travelling the world, one of the most important things you can do is look at the words and quotes of those who have made that jump before you! This includes the travels made by some happy people who have seen and experienced the world in the most amazing way. If you’re looking for travel inspiration from some well traveled people of the world, these Top 17 Travel life Quotes from happy people who have traveled the world that will motivate you to do the same:

1.‘If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible.
Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go” – Anthony Bourdain

2. “Even if you’re 32 and need to sleep in a car to witness a beautiful waterfall at 6a all to yourself then do that!”  – Travel in Her shoes (blogger)

3. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

4. “Racism is a thing. There’s nothing we can do to get around that. History has made it that way. I exist as a black person in this world and I’m not going to let that hinder me from going anywhere I want to go. Namely, everywhere.” -Jessica Nabongo

5. “I don’t really have a destination I wouldn’t go back to because even if I didn’t have the most amazing time for one reason or another, I believe every destination always deserves a second chance.” – The blonde abroad (blogger)

6. “Travel safe, travel far, travel wide, and travel often.” -Nomaticmatt (blogger)

7. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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8. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

9. “People don’t take trips… trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

10. “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

11.“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  — C.S. Lewis

12. “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”   — John A. Shedd

13. “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda

14. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.”   — Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “Traveling makes one modest — you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”   — Gustave Flaubert

16. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”   — Nelson Mandela

17. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”   — Maya Angelou

With love from the pacific,

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Looking for some new trip ideas? Have you ever considered visiting a black sand beach?

There are many beautiful beaches with pure black sand that are located all over the world. When you see them in person the seaside looks like magic! These dream beaches allow for the perfect aesthetic for any beach vacay. The sands of these beaches and Islands range from appearing to as volcanic ash to  dark pebbles sprinkled along the shore allowing for unique beach photography for a wedding or sand art. 

Although each of these beaches are very different from the typical white and tan sand beaches, they carry individual beauty in their own ways. The contrast of dark sand with blue waves brings about a completely new perspective of the beach sunsets. It also makes for a beautiful beach photo. Spending the day on a black sand beach will bring an entirely new relaxing vibe you haven’t experienced before.

For your next vacation make sure to include these beaches to visit. Make a dream trip to an original but not so tropical black sand beach. Don’t for get to take plenty of pictures on your trip since most people have yet to see one of these colored beaches in person for themselves. These scenes create amazing photography for you to bring home with you from your trip. Below are the 8 black sand amazing beaches from all over the world you’ve never seen before: 

1.VIK BEACH – VIK, ICELAND

2. PLAYA JORDIN TENERIFE, CANARY ISLAND

3. BLACK SAND BEACH MAUI, HAWAII

4. LOVINA BEACH LOVINA BEACH, BALI

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5. BLACK SANDS BEACH SHELTER COVE, CALIFORNIA

6. PLAYA NEGRA VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO

7. PERISSA BEACH SANTORINI, GREECE

8. STOKKSNES BEACH STOKKSNES, ICELAND

With love from the pacific,

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Vik Beach Vik, Iceland: Flickr

PLAYA JORDIN TENERIFE, CANARY ISLAND: Flickr

BLACK SAND BEACH MAUI, HAWAII: Flickr

LOVINA BEACH LOVINA BEACH, BALI: Flickr

BLACK SANDS BEACH SHELTER COVE, CALIFORNIA: Flickr

PLAYA NEGRA VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO: Flickr

PERISSA BEACH SANTORINI, GREECE: Flickr

STOKKSNES BEACH STOKKSNES, ICELAND: Flickr

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13 Things to do in Maui Hawaii

My very first trip to Maui Hawaii was earlier this year and it was an amazing experience!

Maui was my first solo trip as a traveler so I was determined to keep myself busy and get the most out of this vacation. It was my goal to find worth while things to do throughout my stay. Thankfully  I did find a lot of amazing experiences by getting recommendations from locals and other tourists.

I was so excited about all of them so I made this post to pass all my adventures onto you so that you can save time and energy while planning your trip to Maui!

1. HIKE TWIN FALLS

Twin Falls is a hike that leads to twin waterfalls. There’s also an opportunity for cliff jumping if you’re daring enough. This hike is very popular and is the first of the waterfalls on the road to Hana. It’s one of the most visited spots here in Maui and I understand why because it’s a beautiful green, nature filled trail. It was raining when I went so we only were able to get to these first waterfalls.  Apparently the waterfalls are more massive the higher up you go!

2. PAINT ON THE BEACH 

I stayed in a hostel during my time in Maui and I met some amazing people. One woman who stayed in the hostel with me painted beautiful images of the ocean and captured the beauty of Maui through her own artwork. She didn’t bother with an aisle but just used a canvas, paint and brushes will painting a beautiful piece of art from her lap. 

3. HIKE THE ROAD TO HANA 

Hana Highway is a well known road that many people travel during their visit to Maui Hawaii. It’s a windy road full of beautiful scenes you can stop on along as you drive down the road. I’ve heard that this road can get pretty curvey and narrow, making it not advisable to travel alone. This is why I decided to hold off on this one until my next visit but it’s definitely a possible TODO when visiting maui.

4. HALEAKAIA SUNRISE TOUR

This sunrise tour is a very popular activity when visiting but make sure to book in advance because it sales out quick. Also make sure to pack a jacket if you plan going on this tour since it gets chilly because you’ll be traveling up in a high altitude very early in the morning. You can register for this sunrise tour here.

5. GET YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH AT WAIEHU BEACH

This beach is best for privacy. If you’re looking for your own personal beach on the island check out Waiehu beach. I had it pretty much to myself for a few hours other than some golfers at the distance since it’s neighboring a golf course.

6. SPOT SEA TURTLES

Maui has some large sea turtles. But be careful as there are laws to protect the sea turtles due to them being Endangered or threatened species. It is illegal to According to Maui laws best practice is to view the sea turtles at a distance and also it is advise not to jump over the turtle straddle the turtle or harm the turtle in anyway.feed or touch the turtles in anyway. There are two that are most often seen near shore waters which are green sea turtles and hawksbill sea turtle.

7. LOUNGE ON BABY BEACH

Baby beach is located in Lahaina Hawaii. It is located on the North Shore of Hawaii and here you will find local families and children exploring this peach. There’s also a long a coral extended around this beach making the waters calm. It is great for stand up paddle boarding due to the calm waters.

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8. HIKE IAO VALLEY

Iao valley is located in West Maui valley. At Iao Valley you will find a lot of pretty green nature on the hike. You’ll also see tall volcanoes in the distance that are dormant. This hike is very easy and is great for sightseeing.

9. EAT AT BIG MAMAS

Every time I talk to someone about visiting Maui they said this is the place you have to try. So I tried it and I was pleasantly surprised. It was so packed make sure to make your reservations well in advance. There’s also nothing but valet parking so bring a tip. I ordered a popular dish That I believe is no longer on the menu. But I had a little bit of every type of Hawaiian favorite. I enjoyed it and the that I believe is no longer on the menu. But I had a little bit of every type of Hawaiian favorite. The food was great and the service was awesome, the staff was extremely friendly and I enjoyed my time there. Just be aware that it is very expensive.

10. GET LAID

There are various places to get “laid”. The primary places you can get laid is at a luau, but I was not able to make it to a luau during my stay. I ended up getting a laid at the mamas restaurant. If you haven’t ever had a real lei they are gorgeous! I felt so special been so lucky to receive one from a stranger as a sweet gesture. 

11. VISIT A FOOD STAND

11. GO SURFING

There are plenty of beaches that are great for surfing. You can get a good idea where these places are along with places that offer surfing lessons here.  I’m not the biggest surfer but I saw plenty of surf lessons advertised on various websites, social media, meet up groups and event apps. 

12. GO TO A DRUM CIRCLE

These drum circles are often on Sunday evenings on Little Beach. I also wasn’t able to make it to the drum circle during my stay but my roommate raved over it and enjoyed her time there. 

13.QUENCH YOUR THIRST WITH FRESH COCONUT WATER

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