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Inside My Bag: Hawaii thumbnail

Packing is probably my least favorite part of travel, and even pulling together a suitcase for something as blissful as ten days in Hawaii usually leaves me writing in agony on the floor of my closet. Still, I admit that this being my second time to the Aloha State, I had a much better idea of…

When I began planning my trip to Hawaii, it was entirely based around the generous hospitality of family and friends who live there. Frankly, I didn’t know there was any other way — I pictured nothing but endless rows of high-end hotels, far out of reach of my teeny tiny budget. And then, in my research…

Helping Hawaii, One Bite at a Time: Big Island Agriculture thumbnail

Where did that pineapple I ate on the beach in Waikiki beach come from? What about bananas I picked up at the grocery store in Hilo? The answer might surprise you. Today, a full 85% of Hawaii’s food is imported. This is a shocking statistic, considering the islands used to independently feed a population estimated to…

After my recent experience with snowmobiling in Iceland, I was starting to think that maybe piloting motorized vehicles at fast speeds was not the vacation activity for me. But then Wim asked Heather and me if we wanted to go on an ATV tour in Hawaii, and being a Yes Girl I really only had one…

Hawaii was filled with highs for me. So when it came time to write about my trip, I thought why not start with the most literal high of them all? In Oahu, I conquered one of my long-standing fears and checked a major item off my Life List: I went skydiving in Hawaii. It all started…

Dear Hawaii, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to introduce you on my blog. I’ve only been away from you for a week but I still feel fireworks when I think of you. I want my readers to know — I want the world to know — all the ways in which you are a…

Exploring the Unexpected Surf Culture of Florida’s Cocoa Beach thumbnail

Right now my body is in Thailand and my blog is in Florida, but my heart is in Las Vegas… I don’t know about you, but when I think major surf destinations in the United States, I think Hawaii and California. And that’s it. So imagine my surprise when I arrived in Cocoa Beach to find…

Reader Survey Results — And The Next One! thumbnail

Remember right around this time last year, when I asked y’all to take a reader survey, in which I learned that it’s very unpopular when a non-southerner says y’all? (Blame Rayna James.) So, my major takeaway from that survey, other than the y’all thing, was that I love you guys a lot — and I’m not…

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