Why was the Battle of Guadalcanal Important?

October 5th, 2017

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I was honored to work with Visit Solomon Islands and spend two weeks meeting the people and learning the history of the area. To learn more about the Battle of Guadalcanal and World War II see my articles, videos and photos below. Thank you to SMITHSONIAN for sharing my story, “75 years after the Battle of Guadalcanal, walk … Continued

It was an honor to interview Roy Roush about World War II and the Battle of Guadalcanal. Roush enlisted in the US Marine Corps on July 4, 1942 at 17 years old the day after the end of his junior year of high school. He had dreamed of being a fighter pilot since he was … Continued

During my two weeks in the Solomon Islands, I explored Honiara, Gizo and literally took a 10min flight to Mundo from Gizo! My dive computer did not even recognize it as a flight we were so low in the sky. I had a window seat and took great photos and video. The Solomon Islands include 900 … Continued

On August 7, 1942, the Battle of Guadalcanal began and it was a turning point in World War II. I wanted to explore this area and learn more about the people, the culture and the history for this important 75th anniversary. Where are the Solomon Islands? The Solomon Islands are an archipelago of 900 islands … Continued

During March 2017, I traveled for my first visit to the Solomon Islands to learn about the World War II history and take part in the spectacular SCUBA diving. This article is one of a series from my adventures and focuses on where to go in Gizo! Of the 2000 Americans that visit each year, most … Continued

April NEWS: Plant seeds and Watch them GROW! At times over the last few years, I have wondered if I am making progress. Was leaving teaching to write about travel the right choice? Lately, I see that the seeds I have been planting are taking root and growing! I am very proud of my accomplishments! My trip to … Continued

On June 4th and 5th, I attended my first ever Scuba Show in Long Beach produced by Mark Young. Imagine over 76,000 square feet of exhibit space, 300+ exhibitors, seminars, clinics, film festival, $40,000 in door prizes and a Saturday night party at the Aquarium of the Pacific with Marina Inserra, Miss California 2014 who … Continued