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Broke Girl’s Guide to Bottomless Mimosas on a Budget

Broke Girl’s Guide to Bottomless Mimosas …

Birthdays have always been an excuse to splurge a bit in something new & exciting (and I’m not talking about a designer handbag or fancy dinner).  I’m one for unique experiences – tapping either into…

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Don’t be THAT Hawai’i Tourist (from a local)

Don’t be THAT Hawai’i Tourist (from a local)

“If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?” “HAWAI’I!” Over the last year, A LOT of people have reached out asking me to drop my insider knowledge on the most pristine…

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Satisfy Your Bellies While Supporting These Locally Owned Maui Eateries

Satisfy Your Bellies While Supporting These Locally Owned Maui Eateries

Maui boasts of its “onolicious” foods – and as a Maui local, I can’t argue with that! From plate lunches and fish tacos, to laulau and dry mein, Maui has an array of flavorful dishes…

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Teaching in Thailand

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Teaching in Thailand

If you’re reading this, then congratulations! You’re already several steps ahead of many people thinking of teaching abroad (and by “many people”, I mean 2019 Kylie – LOL). Yes, I was that person who didn’t…

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Do These 5 Simple Things to Become a More Mindful Traveler in 2021

Do These 5 Simple Things to Become a More Mindful Traveler in 2021

Can you believe it’s already 2021?! Even though we’ve been homebound for the bulk of 2020, the year proved that time doesn’t stop for anyone! I know we’re all ITCHING to bust out those passports…

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Visiting Hiroshima as a (half) Japanese American Woman

Visiting Hiroshima as a (half) Japanese American Woman

As young children, we’re introduced to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I remember reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in elementary school and hoping for her recovery from leukemia. In high school, we…

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