June 7, 2017

Let’s talk about something that’s been bugging me for months: My love/hate relationship with Instagram. I’ve connected with all kinds of amazing people here, and for that I am grateful. From tears to laughs to kisses, many of those memories will never be posted, because they were real, offline exper...

November 25, 2016

Two days ago I stumbled across an unexpected sight in Arashiyama Park. Sunbeams shot through the leaves of a bright red Japanese maple, blasting the tree and the forest floor with an explosion of light for a mere 30 seconds. Just as quickly as it came, it was gone. I wasn't sure what I was going...

September 27, 2015

Is it possible that I have become more comfortable on the road than I am at home? I think so. Leaving Hawaii today gave me the same pang of withdrawal I experienced as a homesick kid at summer camp, but maybe that's just because it's such an incredible place. Most people equate Hawaii with pristine...

September 24, 2015

I had previously been to Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, so I decided to start my morning by exploring the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. There used to be a number of fish ponds at this site, one of which has been partially restored. There's an impressive rock wall built...

September 22, 2015

I’ve been to the big island of Hawaii a handful of times, but with every return trip I find myself falling in love with something new. From sampling dangerously delicious goodies at the local farmers markets to exploring towering waterfalls, there are countless ways to engage your senses. It's one o...

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