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A latte sits atop a table painted with a map of the world. Photo by Alina Mendoza.
photo: Alina Mendoza

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Find my words here on The Curious Passport and elsewhere in print and online, where I’ve written about Portuguese snacks (different from tapas), the history of vermouth, where the locals eat, shop, and surf in Honolulu, that time hula was nearly banned in Hawai’i, and more.

As a freelance writer, I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to New York magazine, Bon Appetit, Atlas Obscura, Mic, Salt & Wind, Modern Luxury, Lonely Planet and more.

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