I live in Seattle. Best travel tip Learn as much of the local language as you can, no matter how difficult, and use it whenever possible, no matter how embarrassing. This includes regional slang. Best moment while writing this story “Talking story” with Uncle Earl Kamakaonaona Regidor, who shared Hawaiian tales from his mother and jammed on a ukulele. When not writing for Air Canada enRoute, I host a podcast called The Explorist and write books like The Survival Hacker’s Handbook.