A Guest Blog by Tori Barker! Disney’s Moana has dazzled audiences around the world, making over $450 million. Although the box office hit was a unique and darling tale for Disney, directors weren’t quite sure how the film would resonate … Continue reading Moana: A Depiction of Present Day Polynesia
It’s no secret that I love my job, my office, and being on the water. Kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing are my favorite ways to get out and play in Kailua Bay. And so, I want to share these experiences … Continue reading So You Want to Go Kayaking?
I hope that you read this blog title to the tune of “Teach Me How to Dougie”- that was the intention here! Some of you may know that I took a trip to Indonesia in the fall of 2016. It … Continue reading Teach Me How to Bali
I believe that the greatest leap we’ll ever take may not be the one in which we uproot ourselves in terms of the greatest amount of miles. It may not be the leap in which we put the most on … Continue reading The Greatest Leap We’ll Ever Take
As I am wondering why I have not shared more about my favorite place in all of Hawaii, I realize it is because it is so difficult to express just how special the Mokulua Islands are. These islands are the … Continue reading December Days
The other day at work I was ringing up guests visiting from somewhere other than the United States. When I hear a hint of an accent, I love to ask where individuals are originally from. This couple in particular replied, … Continue reading Fun and Free Ways to Become More “Worldly”
Usually, words come easy to me. But in the case of Indonesia, I am struggling to find the right ones to fully encompass all of this country’s beauty and our experience there. So for now, I’ll share our experience of … Continue reading Indonesia in 10 Photos
I am back! Earlier this week Clay and I returned from a most AMAZING trip to Indonesia. We found ourselves in a new place every day, often in a novel situation, and memories of other moments in my travels that … Continue reading Guidelines for Successful Travel (That I Learned the Hard Way)
Today, I depart for Indonesia. These last couple of days have been spent printing itineraries and copies of my passport, making last accommodation bookings, notifying my bank, and more. Some of us are the planning type, while others of us … Continue reading Traveling Internationally? Do This First!
Second chances are the best. For those of you who missed the results of my first collaboration with Taaluma Totes, I am excited to announce that a second Taaluma Tote Hawaii Traveler Edition is HERE! After scouring the fabric markets … Continue reading Taaluma Totes: Hawaii Edition [PART II] is Here!