English Basics: much, many, little, and few

As an ESL teacher, it is always troubling when students presented examples of poor English usage by native English speakers. One of the most common examples of misused English grammar is the word "much." For instance, I frequently hear there is "much" cars on the road, and "much" cases of COVID-19. Unfortunately this is incorrect, … Continue reading English Basics: much, many, little, and few

Six Days, Seven Nights (or thereabouts) on Kauai, pt. 6

Time to end the suspense, and bring to a close one of our favourite travel experiences. Kauai solidified the path for all of our future travel; we discovered that independent travel resonated with us far more than the All-Inclusive route. Travel became an adventure, about exploring and finding those out-of-the-way places that few others visit. … Continue reading Six Days, Seven Nights (or thereabouts) on Kauai, pt. 6

The Hikers’ Credo: Six hours in the Honolulu highlands

The Manoa Falls hike started at Ala Moana Mall. We boarded the number 5 bus and were transported through one of Honolulu’s swankiest subdivisions. Behind the cubic “Hawaii 5-O” era homes, grey clouds hung low, creeping across deep green hills, shrouding them in heavy mist, the air humid and stagnant, but perfumed with tropical flowers. … Continue reading The Hikers’ Credo: Six hours in the Honolulu highlands

5. Intangible benefits of travel writing

In the previous four entries of this blog, I focused on activating non-visual senses while writing, on stories instead of places and things, on using writing as a means of committing a trip to memory, and on discussing reliving those memories over and over again, especially when we are quarantined inside during a global pandemic. … Continue reading 5. Intangible benefits of travel writing