Hello, friend! I’m Caity Lincoln, the mastermind behind this little travel blog.
I moved to Maui for a spell after I finished grad school (because no thanks adulthood!) and after a year of showing my steady stream of visitors around the island, I started this blog to share everything I’d learned. After spending a lot of time in Hawaii (living there plus many many trips), I think I’ve put together a little gold mine of Hawaii travel tips and information.
But I’m not just a Hawaii beach bum (as if that’s a bad thing!). I’ve always had a love not just for going places, but for planning. I was one of those weird kids that carried travel guide books around with me for casual reading and spent hours looking over maps.
My family never would’ve thought that I’d leverage my odd hobbies into a job that sees me searching for the best beach in Hawaii or driving all 2500 miles of Route 66. But here I am.
When I’m planning a proper vacation (big difference between a “trip” and a “vacation”), I’m overwhelmingly drawn to the beach, but I just love adventure in general…whether that looks like the beach, the mountains, the city, the country, or the desert.
While this is “my” travel blog and it’s all about the trips that “I” take, it’s really all about you. My goal with this blog is always to help YOU plan the kind of trip you want. I’m the guinea pig that spends my time and $$$ testing everything out so I can tell you what’s really worth it or not. And boy will I tell you. When I really love something I will not stop talking about it, and when I’m…let’s just say “unimpressed” you will also hear about it. So, expect plenty of honest opinions and recommendations.
So, besides the travel thing…here’s me in a nutshell:
I was born and raised in Tulsa, OK before it was a “cool” place to be. The city’s been undergoing a major renaissance in the last few years, attracting more young entrepreneurs and creatives from the coasts. Exciting things are happening and I’m making more of an effort to explore my hometown.
I’m Native American on my dad’s side of the family (Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma) and we joke that I’m the only blonde hair, blue eyed on the rolls.
I was a history major in college (University of Tulsa) and I’m pretty drawn towards visiting significant historical sites and museums wherever I go. I have a National Parks passport (the parks service manages TONS of National Historic Landmarks besides the parks) and will go out of my way to see the landmarks and parks where I’m visiting and get my passport stamped.
On the other end of the spectrum, I have a complete obsession with all things Disney (and Star Wars) and am an on again/off again annual passholder at Walt Disney World.
I have a labradoodle named Juniper who starts to pout when she sees my suitcase come out.
I love tennis. Love playing it, love watching it, and it’s on my bucket list to go to all four grand slams.
I think You’ve Got Mail is the greatest movie ever made. I will die on this hill. Tom Hanks is a national treasure. As is Kevin Costner.
I watch classic sitcoms way more than anything else. I once bought bootleg DVDs of seasons 4, 5, and 6 of The Nanny on the internet (they were recorded off the Lifetime channel!ha) because they weren’t licensed for DVD and now pay for an HBO Max subscription just so I can stream that show. Other favorites on current rotation are the Golden Girls, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, the Dick Van Dyke Show, and the Facts of Life.
I will go out of my way to hit up an independent bookstore and I collect different editions of Jane Austen books. I write where I bought them inside the cover and it’s my favorite travel souvenir. I also read way too many Austen retellings and spinoffs.
I love art, architecture, and design in general. I usually choose hotels based on their design (love boutique hotels!) and love to see local art deco buildings wherever I travel (Tulsa has a large concentration of them so they’ve always fascinated me). Also there’s a Frank Lloyd Wright house in my neighborhood so I’d love to go to Chicago to see his studio and most famous buildings and homes.
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