Kathleen Wong, National Geographic

Kathleen Wong

National Geographic

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Past articles by Kathleen:

What’s ‘crack seed,’ one of Hawai‘i’s favorite snacks?

Sour candies, shave ice, seasoned popcorn: These crunchy treats record the island chain’s many cultural influences. → Read More

Visit Hawaii cheaper: What to know about camping on the islands

If you're looking for an up-close and personal encounter with Hawaii’s natural wonders, you should skip a hotel and go on a camping trip. → Read More

20 Children's Books That Are Modern Classics

20 modern classic children's books that both parents and kids won't be able to get enough of. → Read More


Here's how volunteering can impact your health

We're hardwired to care. → Read More


Here’s how music can help to heal the mind

A Phoenix-based hospital practices medicine with musical accompaniment. → Read More


Here’s why your phone is the most powerful musical instrument ever

Smartphones rule the music industry. → Read More


These Black Activists Are Mobilizing A More Inclusive Movement

Black Lives Matter. Before those three words became a hashtag and an inspirational rallying cry for a new national movement, they were a heartbreaking plea for simple recognition. First shared publicly on a Saturday in the summer of 2013 — the day George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin seemed to say the opposite — “Black Lives Matter” was an affirmation of a basic humanity… → Read More


From a silver spoon to a sliver: why rich kids often lose it all

Like they say — shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations → Read More


These fashion entrepreneurs are stretching activewear beyond yoga pants

Everything these days is in constant motion — our cars, our plans, our fashion. Our schedules consist of racing against the clock to finish work so we can zoom through errands and still have time to be social. And the fashion industry has kept up with our rapid pace, quickly churning out new styles and convincing us we need new clothes every season and a new wardrobe every year. According to… → Read More


These NYC music venues are all about intimacy

When it comes to large-scale live music experiences, New York City has you covered. There's nothing like the energy of seeing your favorite band at Madison Square Garden or Jones Beach with 20,000 of your closest friends or sweating it out at a massive, pounding warehouse rave. But NYC is also blessed with a number of smaller, non-traditional spaces that offer music fans a more intimate,… → Read More


Here's why people keep going to psychics and fortunetellers

"Even if it is a scam, it's just an interesting way to look at your life." → Read More


Newfoundland is hardly new: Travel through 9,000 years of scenic beauty

When German philosopher Immanuel Kant described the sublime as the almost painful attempt to understand the beauty of nature, he might as well have been talking about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Located at the easternmost edge of the North American continent, Newfoundland is a sprawling terra incognita sandwiched between Quebec and the North Atlantic. With picturesque… → Read More


Here’s what’s causing your holiday food coma, according to science

Your post-feast nap, explained. → Read More


Toronto nightlife: These bars and hot spots offer a whole new world to explore

"Going out isn't just about having drinks anymore." → Read More


How to have a positive post-election Friendsgiving

A moment for healing, action and gratitude with the family you choose. → Read More


This pioneering astronaut blazed a trail for women engineers to follow

Eileen Collins and five badass women who are following her giant leap → Read More


These farms are helping refugees plant the seeds of a new life in America

Growing locally, eating globally. → Read More


This engineering student is leading an effort to graduate 10,000 black engineers annually

Pursuing a "big, hairy, audacious" goal. → Read More


US veterans build a greener future at home

"People in the military are obviously really mission driven, and this is a continuation of a mission." → Read More


Food networking: Citizen innovators use mobile tech to attack hunger

When it comes to food, Americans enjoy — and demand — a luxurious degree of choice. From the bounty of a supermarket to a variety of restaurants serving ethnic and regional cuisines — even a choice of apps to order and pay for your food. But according to a Sept. 12 report from the Urban Institute and Feeding America, some 6.8 million people ages 10 to 17 have only "impossible choices" — "from… → Read More