This was the most San Francisco moment, ever

This was the most San Francisco moment, ever

I love San Francisco and the Bay Area. With its art, music, and food scenes, there's always something happening. People are constantly creating and finding ways to express themselves and sharing this with others, which to me, is what it means to be human. Plus, everyone is diverse and socially aware (read: not Trump supporters). Being there just makes [...]

Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

What do manners really mean? There are so many different cultures out there, one culture's polite could be another culture's rude. When I travel, I try to (or accidentally) adopt some of the cultural norms, and a few of them have followed me back home! Where they don't necessarily make sense and are seen as [...]

Hikes and beaches you absolutely cannot miss in O’ahu

Hikes and beaches you absolutely cannot miss in O’ahu

Hawaii has everything I love in one place. Beautiful scenery, amazing food, genuinely friendly people, adventure. So for my birthday last year, I treated myself to a solo getaway. I wrote about the food after, but I forgot to write about some of the outdoor activities I liked! If this is your first time there, here are [...]

8 best breakfasts from around the world 

8 best breakfasts from around the world 

Where I grew in Middle America, there were no exciting breakfast options. Cold sugary cereal, $0.99 white bread with margarine, and orange juice from concentrate? Bleh. The day I moved to the big city and learned about a meal called "brunch" was the day my life changed. Now, breakfast is one of my favorite meals! Though breakfast options in [...]