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10 Quick with Aloha Kiona

10 Quick about Kiona

10 Quick is a new series on the GoWonder blog where we ask inspiring women 10 quick questions to get to know them and have a sneaky peek into their life. Kiona is the founder of the blog How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch for travellers who like to keep it real, honest, responsible, and budget friendly.

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Something you can’t leave home without? 


I can’t leave home without my phone! All my business is done through my phone so it’s a must!

Where do you live and what do you recommend for those who travel there?


I’m from The Big Island of Hawaii so you MUST go to Kilauea Volcano, which is still erupting to this day! (Don’t worry it erupts into the sea, but you can still see lava pouring into the water.)

You are obsessed with…


I’m obsessed with swimsuits. Like I can’t stop, won’t stop. Why are they so freaking CUTE?!

Name a female hero you admire?


I know this is so cliché, but I admire Oprah Winfrey. She was the first for so many things and paved her own way despite the hardships of her childhood that she didn’t let hold her back. She also has helped so many people along the way. I also love that she didn’t let society determine whether she got married or had children. She did everything her own way. I just wanna be like Oprah when I grow up!

Night in or night out?


Night in!!! I wake up at 6AM! I can’t make it past 10! Sorry! Let’s play board games? Or watch the Bachelor and talk shit?

What motivates you


I’m going to be real and say my everyday motivation in business is money. Because money allows me to bless other people who don’t have the means or access to the privilege that I have.

Components of a good day


Learning a new thing. Helping a new person. And a beach, duh.

Your favorite quote


“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.” –Maya Angelou This quote speaks to me because in the process of running my own business, collecting four degrees, and starting a blog, so many people have tried to cut me down (as well as inspire me). But like Maya Angelou, STILL I RISE.

Your favorite app at the moment?


Instagram. Can we even function without Instagram these days?

Describe wallpaper that is on your phone?


It’s the default wallpaper haha. I didn’t even realize you could change it. Things…sometimes you don’t have time for when you’re a female entrepreneur!

Curated by Melissandre
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