A Simply Enjoyable Christmas

How can we find peace and joy during this holiday season with the all pressures to buy, make and do more? This year, give yourself permission to slow down and smell the Christmas tree.

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Garbage Trail

What happens when beaches are left to the mercy of the human race? Recently, we found a stretch of shoreline that was begging for compassion.

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Street Dogs

American Samoa is like many other places where dogs roam freely through the streets. How can you protect yourself and those you love from aggressive dogs, while still being humane?

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Layers of Samoa

Every culture has it’s dark side and digging deeper is bound to get messy. With everything going on in Hollywood, I began to open my eyes and see what was going on in the shadows of family pride in the Samoan culture.

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Our Samoan Thanksgiving

Our tropical Thanksgiving by the pool turned out to be more than we bargained for. Silly us, we thought we could count on clear skies during the rainy season.

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Money Talk with Kids

The world has changed over the last 30 years, we are teaching our kids to look at money differently than when we were kids.

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Island Girl

My true island experience begins, Nate took something from the ocean and I got it to my plate.

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Aunu’u- Umu

The chance of a lifetime, helping to prepare and then stuff ourselves on traditional Samoan umu.

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Aunu’u- The Tour

The perfect day, full of good company, good stories, and good food. And this is just part one.

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