Hi! I’m Dr. Kiki, thank you for being here.

Kiona, Ph.D., M.S., M.A. is the founder of How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch, which was launched in 2016. Born and raised in Hawai’i, now living in Texas, she travels the world spotlighting different cultures and uplifts marginalized voices, while inspiring people to travel mindfully. As an academic, her mission has always been to deliver education through travel in a digestible and accessible way. 

Her work has gotten her Travel Content Creator of the Year by Audacity Fest and World’s Best Influencer by Fodor’s Travel. In addition, her travel expertise has gotten her features in Outside Magazine, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Pop Sugar, Next Shark, and many more. She hosts a biweekly podcast called How Not To Travel, has monthly education trips to Cuba, has a locally run Airbnb company, and writes quarterly articles for Sisu Magazine, amongst other publications. She’s been the keynote speaker at the Cosmos Summit, panelist at World Travel Market, and moderator at MissFits Fest. She’s even been invited to do stand-up comedy at The Megaphone Show in Austin, TX.

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