Author: Jill Kozak

Exploring the Big Island of Hawaii

Have you ever had the pleasure of visiting the Island of Hawaii? Also known as the Big Island, Hawaii Island is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, falling south easternmost in the chain. Not to be confused with Oahu (where the state capitol Honolulu is located), Big Island is far from metropolitan – in fact, you

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Living it up as a #YelpElite

What can I say? Living in Hawaii and being a Yelp Elite has its perks! I first became a Yelp Elite in 2015. I slowly began attending events, but not regularly. It was more of sporadic thing for me. Now that I’m a gung-ho Yelp Elite, I’ve been getting more active and involved in the

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Why Helpx Still Excites Me 4 Years Later

It’s been 4 years since I’ve traveled full-time using Helpx.net, but after curiously poking around on their site again, it looks like things have only grown and gotten better and better for them – and for the travelers who use their site. You might remember this throwback post: Workaway vs. Helpx: Which do you use

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Hipmunk Hotels: California Dreaming in Half Moon Bay, Venice, Pismo Beach, and more

There’s nothing like a trip to California: dreamy coastlines, amazingly fresh produce, and a laid-back vibe. To get the most out of your stay in the Golden State, consider a stay at hotels in the following locations. Half Moon Bay via Flickr by mtch3l Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay is located 30 miles south of

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Spacious Hotels Near NYC in Weehawken, Jersey City, White Plains, and more

This post was originally published on Tales From a Fork by Sarah Kim on June 16, 2016. If you’re traveling to New York City but want more space and amenities than the average Manhattan hotel, try opting for these accommodations. These spacious hotels are only a quick ride away from the Big Apple. Weehawken Weehawken is one

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5 Must-Visit Places for Foodies

Parmjit Parmar wrote in her Huffington Post article that the trend in ‘culinary tourism’ has grown massively, where globetrotters are now planning vacations specifically to incorporate culinary delights. With so many destinations to choose from and food to sample, it can be overwhelming to pick somewhere you should consider for your next trip. Here’s how to select a travel

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I was published – AGAIN – in Mabuhay Magazine!

I’ve been blessed these past few months with my freelance travel writing. If I said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times: Hard work and dedication really do pay off. This is the June feature on Honolulu for Mabuhay Magazine, the Philippine Airlines in-flight magazine. “Honolulu: Land of the Happy” is meant to convey

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