Denmark — A Tribute to the Non-Winners

In April and June 2017, I traveled to Denmark, the Netherlands, the U.K., France and Spain, and I have to say, by far, hands-down, the most inspirational place I saw was Copenhagen, Denmark. Spain gets second place for being an incredibly enlightening surprise—historically, educationally and socially; but the history of Denmark (its preservation of old…

Princeville: Not for Landlubbers

It’s been 17 years since I’ve been to Kauai. It’s hard to imagine that I used to say I went often. I used to think we lived there. I was about 13 years old on my last visit. I got a second set of ear piercings, a Hanalei hat, learned to write Hiragana and listened…

Three Days in Lahaina, Maui

I might live in the grittiest city area of O‘ahu, but at least I can hop over to a neighbor island on the weekend and treat myself to this!  Boom. I was born and raised in Hawai‘i, but there is an astonishing amount of things I haven’t personally done. I’m trying to tackle a bit…