Hawaii is one of the few places where wearing your swimsuit all day long is perfectly acceptable. Case in point, these were shot on the way to dinner in Paia, which is easily my favorite town in Maui. Not only does it have some of the most well-curated independent boutiques as well as some of the best surfing on the island, but it's also home base for the Maui Dharma Center, which is the number one stop every time we visit Paia. A quick walk through the absolutely breathtaking stupa at the opening of the center is such an incredible experience, complete with a bell-sounding prayer wheel and walls saturated with beautiful, finely painted illustrations. I highly recommend it. Plus, you can even wear your swimsuit there. Kind of.
Photos by Nikko DeTranquilli