Category: Hawaii

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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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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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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I was published in Mabuhay Magazine!

Great news! I was published in the Philippine Airlines in-flight publication, Mabuhay Magazine! This March 2016’s feature about Hawaii explores why the best things to do in and around Honolulu come with a view! Please enjoy this spread. I’m proud of this accomplishment, and I know this a testament to the fact that hard work really

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5 Must-Eat Cuisines in Hawaii

They don’t call it paradise for nothing. Hawaii is well-known for it’s incredible year-round weather, scenic beaches, nice people and aloha spirit. But when it comes to food, Hawaii has some of the most diverse and delicious cuisines from all over the world. Because Hawaii’s population is made up of settlers from the east- China,

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Hiking the Wa’ahila Ridge Trail

Sometimes, I get overly ambitious.  This morning and I woke up and said I wanted to go for a hike. Leave it to my boyfriend (and Hawaii local) Jonathan to take that sentiment to a whole new level and bring me to the Wa’ahila State Recreation Area to the Ridge Trail. I knew it was going

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The non-stick figure girl’s guide to looking sexy in Hawaii

I’m not skinny. I live in Hawaii where the average temperature is around 80 degrees year-round. That means when the temperature’s rising, so is the pressure to look your best. Unlike stick-thin model types and avid surfers (whom I adore and am jealous of, by the way), I weigh  200 pounds at 5’9″. Bikini weather

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