I can answer most questions about moving to the islands and living on the Big Island (all over), Oahu (Windward) and Kauai. I can answer most vacation questions (especially about those three islands), outdoor activities, kids' activities, camping, and traveling on a budget. I love sharing facts and stories about Hawaii's people and traditions, cultural places and events, holidays, language, music, and plants and animals. I don't have much first-hand knowledge of the resorts, other than visiting their gardens, events, etc.
Your experience in the area: Lived in Hawaii for 10 years, taught school (including Hawaiiana) and raised children in Hawaii. Moved back to West Coast, U.S. in 2002. Grew up with family Hawaii connections. Vacations in Hawaii include a 2004 camping trip on Oahu. Since I'm a Webmaster of a Hawaii travel Website and planning to move back to the islands in 2007, I keep up to date! When I don't have an answer, I use my reporting skills to find an accurate one. I'm very good at research.
Grants Pass Hawaiian Club, Aunty Maile's Hula Halau (until she moved back to Oahu).
Ashland Daily Tidings (A&E), Southern-Exposure Travel Magazine, Grants Pass Daily Courier, Rogue River Press, regional women's magazines, several Websites (outdoors and Hawaii) and my Website, CoconutRoads.com
Bachelors, Education (High School)
Awards and Honors
Four awards for my reporting from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers' Associations.