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The Importance of Surfing in Hawaii

When Polynesians brought surfing to Hawaii in the fourth century, they mostly played in the surf on belly boards, only occasionally standing up on them. Hawaiians are recognized for developing the modern sport of stand-up surfing we know today. Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul, authors of The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing, also credit the...

Hawaiian Rainbows

Soon after arriving on Oahu, my parents and I were driving down the inland highway on our way to the North Shore. On this one-hour journey through the mountains, we must have seen five rainbows as it rained on and off.

“Oh, yeah, to see rainbows here is just like,” my brother said as he shrugged his shoulders when we mentioned this to him. “You’ll see...

Postcards: Favourite Instagrams of 2015

Postcards: Favourite Instagrams of 2015

In January, I took a short trip to Kelowna, BC to ski at Big White Ski Resort. Coming from a city where it's more likely to rain than snow (#raincover), it was awesome to have a couple days of snowy trails and sunny skies. 

To celebrate my thirtieth birthday in February...

Cleaning House

There was a period where I was moving around quite a bit. In nine years, I had eight different addresses that spanned five cities on three continents. The logistics of all of that, of course, meant I couldn't possibly keep a mass of possessions. 

With each move, I would evaluate which things I needed to...