Snorkel outing with the Outsite fam! Totally felt like a mom standing onshore (or rather, on lava rocks that we're NOT soft) taking photos. There weren't any sharks in the water, don't worry — apparently the cove is shaped like a shark if you look from above, hence the name.
Haleiwa Joe's in Haleiwa, HI
I may not have a Valentine but I did have heart-shaped mint in my mojito and that's kinda the same thing. The sun reaaallllyyy struggled to come out this day but once it finally did I got to have lunch with a view. Good food, great drinks, and the best company.
Sunrise Shack North Shore in Haleiwa, HI
Did I go to Sunrise Shack two days in a row? Sure did! Skipped the coffee this time in favor of my favorite hangover cure of all time: the antioxidant-rich smoothie.
Volcom Pipe Pro 2019 in Haleiwa, HI
Got lucky enough to take cover from the rain before the Volcom Pipe Pro with some bullet coffee from the Sunrise Shack. Heard the islands are getting hit pretty hard with another nasty storm — sending good vibes and hoping they're able to withstand the winds and waves!
North Shore Coffee Bar in Waialua, HI
My second week on the North Shore was full of rain — which is okay, because that made it easier to get some work done! Plus, Hawaii wouldn't be so freaking green without the rain, right? Anyway, stayed dry in this cozy coffee shop!
Uncle Bo's in Haleiwa, HI
The worst part about making new friends while on a trip is having to say goodbye at the end of it! But nothing a good lycheetini can't remedy, amirite?
Ted's Bakery in Haleiwa, HI
I have people wanting to hold my drinks for me now, does that mean I've made it? Went in on some breakfast at Ted’s Bakery — perfect for pre- or post-beach carbs.
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours in Honolulu, HI
Got in the chopper and explored Oahu from the air. Can't even describe with words what an incredible experience it was so I'll let the photos do the talking. If you get the chance, take a tour with Mauna Loa Helicopters!
Farm to Barn Cafe & Juicery in Haleiwa, HI
The best part about the North Shore is there's no shortage of food trucks. Of course I've ignored basically all of them except for the taco trucks but I'm sure that comes as no surprise.
Sandy Beach Park, HI
This trip has really fueled my guava obsession and I ain't even mad. Had a time getting wrecked bodysurfing the infamous shorebreak at Sandy Beach — still finding sand in places I didn't even know existed on the human body.
Koko Head Hike in Honolulu, HI
This was by far the toughest hike I've ever done! The trail is made up of over 1,000 abandoned railroad ties and is basically straight up. Wouldn't have made it up without the moral support of this guy. My legs and booty are still sore but the views were worth it!
Coffee Gallery in Haleiwa, HI
Haleiwa Town is super cute and so are this coffee shop's succulent holders. Felt like a local getting some work done here and honestly have felt so at peace and at home since landing on Hawaiian soil — I'd be lying if I said I haven't thought about making the executive decision to stay permanently.