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Challenge at Manele Bay golf course, Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, Hawaii

For quite some time, I’ve wanted to make my blog more of a family affair, as both of my sisters are also very talented writers. Neither of them seemed much interested...

Lanai Hawaii Garden of the Gods holeinthedonut.com

When the Lana’i Visitors Bureau invited me to the tiny Hawaiian island of Lana’i, I jumped at the chance. Over the years I had spent considerable time on O’ahu, Kaua’i and...

Gerson Pizango from Iquitos, Peru, one of the former winners of Leap Local's Splits Competition holeinthedonut.com

I know I’m coming up in the world when I’m invited to judge a travel contest! I’ve just agreed to be a judge for the $1,000 Splits Competition hosted by Leap...

Sand crab hole on Takiab Beach in Hua Hin, Thailand

One afternoon in Hua Hin, I strolled down Takiab Beach at low tide. All around me, vacationers were enjoying the sunshine. A woman galloped by on horseback, kicking up the pristine...

A trio of giant Buddhas in lotsu pose

In the 1920’s, shortly after World War I, the Southern Railway was constructed in Thailand, allowing people to travel overland from Bangkok to the Malaysian border. Almost immediately, the town of...

Exterior of Nern Chalet Beachfront Hotel with infinity pool

My visit to Cambodia was simultaneously intoxicating and exhausting. Each morning, rested and ready to tackle a new day in no-holds barred Phnom Penh, crumbling Battambang, or mind-boggling Angkor Wat, I...