Borders & Bucket Lists

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Hawaii / North America

Hawaii Packing List (For All the Items You Won’t Think to Bring)

Hawaii Packing List

Millions of tourists come to visit Hawaii each and every year – and many times, they are quite unprepared.  Sure, everyone knows to bring swimwear and flip-flops (slippers for locals), but Hawaii adventures require a bit more than that.  So to help you out, here is a Hawaii Packing List for all the items you won’t think to bring (a printable version is available at the end of the post).

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Hawaii / North America

The Absolute Best Place to Watch the Sunset on Oahu, Hawaii

Best Place to Watch the Sunset on Oahu Hawaii

I’ve been kind of obsessed with sunsets lately. I mean, check out my Instagram feed where four out of the last five of my posts are of sunsets (or sunrises). I completely believe that Hawaii has the best sunsets – and I say this after watches sunsets in dozens of locations, including California, Switzerland, and Australia.  But what exactly is the best place to watch the sunset on Oahu, Hawaii?

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Travel Tips

Six Steps to Find an Amazing Airbnb

How to Find an Amazing AirBnb

For those who are relatively new to using Airbnb, it may be kind of intimidating to try to pick the place that you’re going to stay for your next vacation.  I mean, there are so many options, how are you supposed to pick the best fit?  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some Airbnbs that were a little different from what I expected.  However, now I’ve figured out some of the tips and tricks.  So here are six steps on how to find an amazing Airbnb.

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Africa / Continental U.S. / England / Europe / Germany / Hawaii / Italy / North America / Spain / Switzerland / The Netherlands / Travel Tips

10 Tiny Bucket List-Worthy Towns Around the World

Tiny Bucket List-Worthy Towns Around the WorldWhile visiting big, booming cities is always great, some of my favorite trips have been when I’ve visited the most random tiny towns, and I’ve decided to share some of them with you.  So without further ado, here are 10 tiny bucket list-worthy towns around the world.

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Hawaii / North America

24 Local Words You Need to Know When Visiting Hawaii

local words you need to know when visiting hawaii

Hawaii, as a place of diverse cultures and languages, has developed its own dialect, known as “pidgin”.  Before I left Hawaii to go to school on the “mainland” (also known as the continental U.S.), I didn’t realize how often pidgin made its way into our everyday forms of speech.  So to help you out, here are a list of 24 local words you need to know when visiting Hawaii.

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Canada / North America

Is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Worth a Visit?

Is the Capilano Suspension Bridge Worth a Visit?

At first, I was a little hesitant to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada.  I mean, it had a hefty price-tag of $42 for an adult ticket – albeit $42 Canadian dollars so at least the conversion rate was a bit in my favor.  But still, that was a lot of money to walk across a bridge, right?  But with some prodding from other friends, we decided to do it, and I’m so glad we did. So is the Capilano Suspension Bridge worth a visit?  The answer is a resounding yes, and here are eight reasons why. Continue reading …