Kalakaua sails to Japan

The first monarch to circumnavigate the globe – he traveled the world and revived his culture while still finding time to go fishing at the harbor.Read More →

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retire in Hawaii

A few weeks before moving back to Hawai’i, a friend from Oregon told me that “We keep thinking about taking a trip to Hawai’i but Cancun always wins because it just seems to be a better value for our money.” I respect the fact that people have to get theRead More →

This was the beginning of my trip. I graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, moved out of my apartment in Manoa, said goodbye to my sweet landlady Mrs. Arizumi and then I stayed in a Waikiki hotel before flying to Portland, Oregon. This was the end of myRead More →

Finally, this is the completion of my nine-year trip around the world. I’m landing where I left from. Honolulu. This was my trip. I graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in December of 2008. I moved out of my apartment in Manoa and started couch surfing with friendsRead More →

At one point, in 2010, the tagline of this site was Casbah Life, Moroccan Wife, Swiss Army Knife….and that was what it was. I was living deep in the Casbah of Sefrou with no tools but a Swiss Army Knife and struggling to get the necessary paperwork and approval toRead More →

road trip

Written by Jessica Langlands Although road trips may have originated in America, the rest of the world has quickly caught on. Now with car hire companies offering their services in thousands of locations worldwide no destination is unreachable. You quite literally have the world at your fingertips! Whilst the thought of drivingRead More →