Hawaii Island Hopping!

Sophie O'Neill Start Date: Sep 13, 2017 - End Date: Sep 12, 2018
  • Hawaii, United States of America

My Travel Story

by: Sophie O'Neill Start Date: Sep 13, 2017 - End Date: Sep 12, 2018
Aloha! I am travelling to Hawaii for 3 months from: (October 2017 - January 2018)

My name is Sophie O’Neill. I am nineteen years old and live in the rural countryside of county Meath on the ancient isle of Ireland. I’m interested in horticulture, permaculture, organic farming, ecotourism, self-sufficiency, ecology, outdoor recreation, environmentalism, the natural world, travel, heritage, plant-based cuisine, food production & preparation and in I’m becoming increasingly motivated to gain knowledge and experience with vanilla, cacao, exotic fruit, coconut and flower production in particular and get involved in new and existing communities and projects.

I want to explore and discover the Hawaiian landscapes, culture, cuisine, lifestyle, etc. I hope to travel to a variety of regions and I will be spending time on Maui, Molokai and Oahu, (and possibly other islands). I am interning on a vanilla & exotic fruit farm and will be house/pet sitting for a few weeks in December but will have time for travelling/island hopping and hope to meet up with a travel companion/s to explore the Hawaiian landscapes with (reserves, valleys, waterfalls, beaches) and possibly some other outdoor recreation, activities and hope to attend a few farmers markets. I will be attending the Made In Maui County Festival on 3rd-4th November with my intern host and will be helping in the sale of their vanilla and vanilla infused products. I would love to travel around and tour Maui, and take a trip on the road to Hana and visit the black sand beaches,waterfalls, etc!

Any donation toward my travel expenses would be genuinely appreciated! Mahalo :)
  • Hawaii, United States of America