travel writing

Where Lava and Sea Collide and Nature Overrides

Hawaii

A photo posted by Ekua (@fogandlight) on Nov 23, 2015 at 3:30pm PST Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has a special pull. At this park, you can explore Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Numerous times while I was living on the Big Island, I took a two hour drive from Kona to this park […]

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A Slower Pace, But Not Stopped

general travel

Well, I haven’t been very active on this blog in the last year and a half. Being in grad school while working has kept me very busy, and much of my recent writing has been focused on education. Despite this being the major focus of my life at the moment, I have managed to still […]

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When in Vietnam…

Cambodia

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” – Jack Kerouac There are some countries you leave with indifference. In […]

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Wanderful Words No. 14: Fantastic Support from the Matador Network

wanderful words

While I have yet to publish a second article, twice in the past two weeks, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find myself featured on the Matador Network. First, Matador Goods editor, Lola Akinmade notified me that I was on My Favorite Books: Member’s Pick for week 1/18/10. The post included one of my all time […]

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Welcome!

etcetera

A little history: If you didn’t know me during my senior year at my university, you’re probably not aware of my self-proclaimed blogging pioneership. Back in the days when people still used Friendster, Myspace was just getting started, and Facebook barely existed, I had my own LiveJournal, which I referred to as a “web journal”. […]

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Wanderful Words No. 7: The Pursuit of Travel Writing

wanderful words

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin This week I became a published writer. A reworked version of my blog entry “5 Travel Memoirs by Women” is now up on Matador Goods. Check it out here. […]

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5 Travel Memoirs by Women

books for the road

The air is getting chilly and the rainy season has begun. My typical urge to fly south for the winter has kicked in. Unfortunately, travel is not an option for me at the moment, so I will hibernate instead. To me, that means curling up with a hot beverage and a travel memoir so I […]

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