Miles off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and 15 ft below the ocean’s surface I find myself eye-to-eye with a living dinosaur. Yet, in this life-changing moment, my thoughts are less on the historical significance of the animal swimming next to me, and more on its terrifying pop-culture portrayal.
For me, one of the hardest aspects of this pandemic is not being able to travel. Although, I’m blessed to be spending these days in a place as beautiful as Hawaii, I’m still going a bit stir crazy without a vacation to look forward to. READ MORE
I turned 30 this year. It was a milestone I had a hard time coming to terms with, as part of me feels much younger, and yet another part feels much older (though the sum of me doesn’t feel ready to be a walking, talking adult as my new age suggests I should be).
There are many places in Europe that feel like a fairytale. However, few of them compare to the car-free village of Giethoorn. Here narrow waterways surround historic thatch-roof houses, and visitors can tour the charming (albeit compact) village by boat or bike, as walking paths and canals replace streets. READ MORE
It’s well past sunset at the base of Mount Naeba in Niigata Japan. I’m on a mission to find the “Field of Heaven” while wandering (decidedly lost) down a narrow boardwalk that meanders through a thick, dark forest. READ MORE
Dreaming of palm trees, white sandy beaches and blue turquoise water? Hawaii is a destination known for all that and more. While each island is beautiful, there are important differences from one island to another. If you’re wondering “Which is the best island in Hawaii for me to visit” read on for a guide to choosing the best Hawaiian island for you. READ MORE
As a solo female traveler, there are few places you can visit that combine safety and culture(shock) quite like Tokyo, Japan. It’s huge, it’s clean, It’s quiet, It’s crime-free (more or less) and it’s extremely different from any other city in the world. READ MORE
I welcomed 2018 at a crowded dive bar in Sun Valley, Idaho. I was sick (recovering from the worst flu I’ve had in my life), freezing (a constant occurrence in the Idaho mountains — especially when you’re used to Hawaii weather) and irritated with my (then) significant other (for reasons I can’t remember, but I’m sure were completely valid and had nothing to do with me being sick and cold). READ MORE