Differences in our Common Language

The Irish writer, George Bernard Shaw, once described the UK and the US as “two countries divided by a common language”. I’d disagree with George on this one. I’ve found the differences in our use of language to be a wonderful point of unity and discovery. I’ll always remember my confusion when an American coworker […]

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Hang Fire!

In 2012, Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn road tripped around the American South on a quest to learn the secrets of good BBQ (and to meet Dolly Parton). That journey eventually led to the opening of the Hang Fire Smokehouse Kitchen in my home town of Barry. 🙂 There are so many parts to the Hang […]

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Eight Tips for Hiking Oahu’s Diamond Head Summit Trail

Tip One: Dress the part. Find your flimsiest ballet pumps and pick out a one-shouldered bag. It’s just a bit of walking, right? Tip Two: Water? Who has space in their bag for that!? Surely there’ll be some magical water fountains somewhere along the trail. Tip Three: A bit over the halfway point, dehydrated, with aching […]

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