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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 …

Hawaii / North America

Four of the Best Poke Places on Oahu, Hawaii

Best Poke Places on Oahu, Hawaii

Over the past several months, there has been a poke (pronounced poh-kay) craze sweeping across the country.  Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish, typically made with ahi (not “ahi tuna”, friends – that just means “tuna tuna”), soy sauce (locals call it “shoyu”), seaweed, and other seasonings.  So odds are, if you haven’t had poke in Hawaii, you’ve had some weird version of poke with avocado or hot Cheeto crumbs (yes, I’ve seen poke with both of these).  To help you out in your search for some authentic poke, here are four of the best poke places on Oahu, Hawaii. Continue reading …

Continental U.S. / North America

I Found a SoCal Waterfall WITH WATER!

A SoCal Waterfall with Water

As most people know, California was in a severe drought from 2013-2017.  Even now, when the state is supposedly no longer extremely deprived of water, it is quite difficult to find water-based natural landmarks, like rivers, creeks, and waterfalls, that actually have a decent amount of water flowing through them.  I actually hiked a different waterfall a few weeks ago, and it only had a trickle of water.  But I was determined to find a nearby waterfall hike to satisfy by obsession (as seen by this post and this one and this one).  So when I found a SoCal waterfall with water, I was hyped.

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Africa / Asia / Europe / North America / Oceania / Travel Tips

Five Places that Instagram Added to My Bucket List

places that Instagram added to my bucket list Map

Instagram is a great source to get some travel inspiration.  As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a great way to find things to do, both at home and abroad. There are so many adventurers out there, taking pictures of amazing places all around the world.  Unsurprisingly, I have started to create a list of these locations.  So, without further ado, here are five places that Instagram added to my bucket list. Continue reading …