Travel is one of my biggest passions and so far mine have taken me through 40 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 drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling!
Local Expert, Touring Bird (Honolulu)
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
Why Wait To See The World: 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
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.
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