Hello! My name is Sarah. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii, surrounded by amazing cultures and stunning natural landscapes. Growing up, my family and I went on trips together all around the world to places like Egypt, Italy, Australia, Russia, Japan, Jamaica, and lots more! Through these trips, I was exposed to and inspired by the amazing cultures and viewpoints of people all around the world. I saw these as such shaping experiences that I wished other people could have these experiences too.

When I finished high school, I decided I wanted to see what it would be like to live outside of Hawaii. I started attending a university in California, where, during my sophomore year, I was given the opportunity to study abroad for a full academic year in Switzerland. I decided to go for it. While in Switzerland, I travelled to dozens of different countries in Europe and had so many memorable experiences that I would not have been able to have on just a simple one-week trip.

I started this blog to document the adventures I had in Europe. Now that I’m back, I use it to document the adventures I have every day, particularly in my home state of Hawaii.

Over these past couple of years, Borders & Bucket Lists has become filled with local tips about visiting Hawaii – from hikes to beaches to restaurants! Most travel posts on Hawaii actually aren’t from locals, but rather from visitors. That’s what makes my blog unique. Everyone knows Hawaii locals have their secrets, and on my blog I reveal quite a few of those secrets.

Oh, and in case you were worried about my qualifications, I’ve also had my writing published in HONOLULU Magazine, Tripedia, and The XO Mom.

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