Tag: History

32 Things I Miss About Hawaii, and 3 Things I Don’t

32 Things I Miss About Hawaii, and 3 Things I Don’t

Hawaii will always be my home. It’s where I grew up, made my first friends, went to high school, and therefore remains a significant part of my complex cultural identity. I can’t believe it’s been so long, but I left Hawaii over seven years ago! […]

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

As the season begins to change in Barcelona, workers are getting ready to trim the normally lush trees that line the city streets. Although it may not be very cold yet, it’s autumn in Catalonia. As with every season, there are special cultural traditions that […]

Sardinian Food: 8 Local Dishes to Try

Sardinian Food: 8 Local Dishes to Try

Sardinia wasn’t even on my radar, but I jumped head first at the opportunity to spend three weeks there in August. I arrived uninformed and left with much more than just a tan. I had an amazing time hiking, boating and exploring all the stunning, […]

Where to Get Away From it All: Haleakalā, The Quietest Natural Place on Earth

Where to Get Away From it All: Haleakalā, The Quietest Natural Place on Earth

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Haleakalā National Park on the Hawaiian island of Maui. There really is no better feeling than leaving the busy city streets behind and heading up a dormant volcano to catch the worlds most beautiful sunrise and breathe in the crisp […]