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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 Pidgin Words You Need to Know When Visiting Hawaii

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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 is a list of 24 local pidgin words you need to know when visiting Hawaii.

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Hawaii / North America

Four Places to Get the Best Poke on Oahu, Hawaii

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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 places to get the best poke on Oahu, Hawaii. Continue reading …

Travel Tips

11 Travel-Themed New Year’s Resolutions to Add to Your List

2018 Travel-Themed New Year's Resolutions

I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t think that making a list one night of ALL of the things I want to change or accomplish in life will actually make me do them.  Plus, many times, my goals are WAY to lofty for me to even see a clear path to achieving them – like establishing myself as a travel writer – let alone for me to do in a year.  Nevertheless, I’ve made a list of travel-themed New Year’s resolutions for you to add to your list.  These are all ideas that I think have added to my travelling experiences in the past, so I thought I’d share them with you.

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Europe / Switzerland

10 Things I Miss About Switzerland

Switzerland Zermatt MatterhornFor the handful of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know that, last year, I studied abroad in Switzerland for eight months.  It’s been eight months since I left the Geneva airport for the last time, and I’ve been pretty nostalgic these past few days (all the Swiss Instagram accounts I follow are probably fueling this nostalgia with their winter wonderland-like pictures of the Alps and the cute Swiss towns).  So to try to cure my nostalgia, here are a few things I miss about Switzerland.

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