Paradise and a Wedding

Wow, this past month has been crazy and amazing at the same time. Bryan and I spent two weeks exploring the lush and adventure-filled island of Maui and celebrating our friends' wedding in one of the tallest buildings in the world.  In Maui, I snorkeled for the first time, watched one of the world's most beautiful sunrises, and biked 23 miles down a mountain. Unfortunately, my poor phone took a dunk in river water during one of our hikes and could not be revived, so I haven't been able to update my Instagram in awhile (sowy!).  

We had a blast in Taiwan meeting old friends and making new ones.  The wedding was beyond words, and each table had a multiple course meal that rivals some of the best I've eaten.  Although I came home to one of the worst jet legs I have ever experienced, it was well worth it and I'm already dreaming of returning to Maui. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  Mine was spent hanging out with friends and family, eating (as usual), and jet skiing for the first time!

one of the black sand beaches we found tucked away

Iao Valley State Park
Mai Tais and electric blue drinks are a luau must!
Twin Falls, our 1st stop on the Road to Hana
Garden of Eden
spectacular cliff dropoffs
Three Bear Falls
a European landscape in a tropical setting
huge windmills!
woke up super early (1am!) to catch the sunrise at Mt. Haleakala
ready to bike down the mountain

trying not to get run over by scooters in Taipei
Core Pacific City Mall 
a spaceship hidden inside
as well as a kids' playland
indulged in the delicious omakase at Jiang Le Kappo Zushi
Japanese style Korean BBQ
partied at Marquee the night before the wedding
an ex-pat officiating the wedding ceremony in Chinese (making me realize my Mandarin really needs some work)

night view from the 86th floor


  1. This whole set of pictures is just fantastic...but the ones from the sunrise at mt. Haleakala are just breathtaking...stunning!

    The Black Label

  2. Wow! Maui is so beautiful!! i can't wait to go! so tropical, beautiful and exotic! Thank you for that wonderful photos!

    Much Love.

  3. This whole set of images is just amazing...Finest is so beautiful!! i can't hold out to go! so unique, amazing and exotic! Thank you for that amazing photos!


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