Freelance Writing

Travel is one of my biggest passions and so far mine have taken me through 38 countries on six continents. One of the saddest days of my life was when I was forced to retire my old passport — it was packed so full that I’d had to add pages, so it was really hard to give up. I love to write about the people I meet, places I visit, and of course the delicious foods I find along the way. Learning about people through their recipes, ingredients and food culture is my favorite way to experience the world and its multi-layered history.

I’m always on the look out for new projects – copywriting, ghost writing, editing, social media partnerships, audits or strategy… If you think your outlet or brand might be a good fit, please check out my latest media kit and drop me a line at malia@shoyusugar.com to get the ball rolling!

Contributions

Tripbod, TripAdvisor (Travel guides including Best Food in Oahu, Museum Guide for Honolulu, Romantic Guide to Cusco)
Restaurant reviewer & contributor, Gayot.com (Oahu – Restaurants)
Preferred Partner, Kamino Travel App (Honolulu/Oahu)
Staff Writer, WhyGo Hawaii, part of the BootsnAll.com family of travel guides
Freelance Writer, WhyGo Hong Kong & WhyGo Thailand
Freelance Writer, Viator.com (Insider’s Guides to Oahu, Maui & Kona)
Interview, Epicure & Culture: Honolulu
Interview, Vagabonding Case Study

Guest Posts, Reviews & Features

Viator: Quito Culinary Tour & Cooking Class
Viator: Exploring San Telmo on a Parrilla Walking Tour
Outrigger Hotels: Malia Yoshioka’s Marathon Training Secret
Vagabondish: Unusual Festivals in Hawaii
BootsnAll: Eat Your Way Around Honolulu
Twenty-Something Travel: Tourism vs. Voyeurism
The Daily Meal: Hawaii’s Classic to Conceptual Cocktails
Got Saga: 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Hawaii Vacation
Nomadic Foodie: Honolulu’s Best Spots for Fresh Fish
Travelated: A Tourist in my Hawaiian Hometown
The Travel Belles: Hawaii: When Home may be the Most Beautiful Place on Earth
Venere: New Year’s Eve Celebrations in New York
Opium Magazine: Perfectly Parisian
National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel: I Heart My City: Malia’s Honolulu
Venere: 5 Little Known Facts About Switzerland

Personal Blogs

Travel blog: January – July 2008 – RTW Trip through Southeast Asia & the Pacific
Travel blog: July 2008 – present – After our RTW trip, I spent time in Europe & the mainland US before heading back home to Hawaii
My 30 Before 30 List – My challenges in getting through a “bucket list” before my 30th birthday.
Runners Paradise – Each year, I participate in a half marathon in order to raise funds & awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

>> Have a question? Something to share? Feel free to drop me a line at malia@shoyusugar.com.

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