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  • Resolve to Fall in Love with the World

    swirling clouds over kalalea mountainThis is the time of year when some of us make resolutions. Take the dogs for more walks on the beach. Stop noshing on malasadas for lunch. Start meditating. Read the classics. What we're talking about here is some kind of behavior change.

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  • 2012 in the Rearview Mirror

    reflection of hula dancers in waterOne of my favorite photographs from the year resulted from a sunset photo shoot at the beach, and no, the image is not of a setting sun over the ocean. (Although there is one of those, too.) No, I’m thinking of the picture that I took when I turned my back on the sun. What I discovered was the beautiful evening light embracing three hula practitioners who were dancing along the waterline, their reflections shimmering in the retreating surf.

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  • Does Writing Matter in a Travel Blog?

    A woman took her place behind the podium and said the most profound words of the entire TBEX conference, ones I hadn’t heard anyone say before or after the three-day event. At least, they were the most profound to me, because she was singing my personal travel writer’s song. The most important element to a great travel blog, she said, is a great travel story.

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  • What to Pack for Hawaii

    Destination: Kauai

    I remember my first Hawaii discovery. I was 25, young and in love, visiting Kauai for the first time on my honeymoon. I thought I had everything in the world. A husband. A Hawaiian vacation. A suitcase with all the necessities--bikini, a hot sundress and strappy sandals in the suitcase.

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  • Picture Your Perfect Hawaii

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    kilauea volcano lava flows into sea on big islandWhat's your picture-perfect Hawaii getaway? I get asked all the time something like, "What are your favorite things to do in Hawaii?" Or, "I'm coming to Kauai; what shouldn't I miss?" Sometimes it's my friends who ask. Sometimes it's friends who ask for their friends. Sometimes, it's even my co-workers who know I write a blog and edit a website that shares all that information. But, still, they have to ask. In honor of Outrigger's Picture Your Perfect Hawaii sweepstakes, I am revealing my list here.

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