Aloha! My name is Emily. I am a teacher, reader, and runner who has two great blessings: first, I am married to an amazing man (you can learn more about him on his website); and second, I live on the beautiful island of Maui.

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet. This is where I write about the places I visit, the books I read, and the races I run. I have gained so many great tips and advice from the blogs I frequent that I thought it was only fair that I start my own with the simple hope of providing something useful or interesting for someone else.

Now, about my website’s name. Mangoes & Malasadas refers to two local treats that I enjoyone healthy and the other not so much but just as delicious. It came to mind while on a walk with my husband in our pastoral upcountry neighborhood. I wanted a title that reflects not only the home where I live but also the sweeter things in life. It is easy to dwell on the negative and find fault in so much, but that is not my intention for this website. Rather, I hope to focus on the positive and to share some of the amazing things I am fortunate enough to see and do every day.

Mahalo for joining me on this new adventure!

Mangoes & Malasadas: Established December 25, 2016