DRIFTER TALES: Why You Should Never Be Too Busy Travelling to Pay It Forward [Kahului, Maui, Hawaii]
by Paul Riel
On a recent trip to the island of Maui, Hawaii, my brother Paully Wog* learned a life lesson through a simple act of kindness. He shared his experience on Facebook, so I decided to share it here. This is what happened...
*Some names have been altered
Did I tell you how much I HATE Cancer? Pay it forward, and maybe you'll get yourself some free Taco Bell.
Recently, I wrote an article for Matador Network where I shared examples on how to speak Hawaii Creole English, colloquially known as Pidgin, Da Kine or Local.
In order to put that post together, I asked all of my friends in Hawaii to throw together suggestions on great Pidgin phrases to share. I received so many responses that it was too much for me to use for my article.
I just woke up to see a great travel deal in my Instagram feed and had to share it! This almost makes me want to fly home to the island of Molokai, Hawaii just to get in on it. Almost.
Airlines prices in Hawaii are out of control. Seriously. When I was a kid, I remember flying from Molokai to Maui for $25USD a flight. Now, you're looking at paying $75-100USD or more for the same 20 minute route!
One of the biggest questions I always get is, "What is Hawaiian food like?" It's a simple enough question, but one that may carry with it a variety of explanations. If you want to know more, then this post in the "Cooking Hawaiian-style Comfort Food" series is for you.
For starters, "Hawaiian food" in the strictest sense is just a small part of what makes up the local food we eat in Hawaii today. When locals say Hawaiian food, they are specifically referring to dishes that are of Native Hawaiian origin.
It's been a little over a month since my last post. After my trip home to Hawaii in July, I had to take a much needed break from blogging. I hope you didn't mind. Going home was an emotional roller coaster for me in many ways, and I needed some time to process it all.
My dad has always had a way with plants. We grew up on acres and acres of land surrounded by trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and flowering bushes all planted and cultivated by my father's hand. If anyone has a green thumb, it's him.
Congrats to my blogger pal and fellow globe drifter Megan Claire who was recently picked as one of the six "DTourists" for DoubleTree by Hilton! They're sending her to blog for them across Central and South America during May and June next year with $2,000 of spending money and staying in Hilton Hotels. Her itinerary has not yet been finalized, but she does know it includes Peru and Costa Rica.
In honor of this cool achievement, here is a Guest Post by the blogger of the moment herself, all about her home country of Australia and the amazing wildlife there.
My trip to Fiji was unplanned. To be honest, I had never really thought of going there before, so it was sort of by accident that I actually went. It just so happened that when my friends brought up travel plans to do an RV road trip across Aotearoa, the flight I priced flying from Hawaii to New Zealand made a scheduled layover in Fiji. Fortunately, I was smart enough to ask about an extended stay in the islands rather than just a quick stop off. That was to be one of the best unintentional decisions of my travel life.
Adventure Junkie: Jordan Costa
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...