LiAnne Yu

LiAnne is an anthropologist who splits her time between San Francisco and the Big Island, Hawaii. She loves exploring the underwater world, talking story with old timers, and getting the dollar-fifty hot dog and drink deal at Costco. She is the author of Consumption in China, published by Polity Press. You can find her travel stories at

8 unsung heroes who are changing Hawaii

10 signs it’s time to get the hell out of Silicon Valley

A Love Letter to the Richmond District, San Francisco

5 uncomfortable truths about living in Hawaii

Let’s move past the default (white) perspective in travel writing

11 rites of passage every Asian-American goes through

17 signs you were raised in a Chinese-American family

Truthfully, I miss shopping in socialist China

10 things to do as a first-time traveler to New Orleans

14 signs you’re married to a German

How 100 million Chinese travelers are changing global tourism

12 signs you’ve been in China too long

5 international foodie dishes made with Spam (plus 2 recipes)

10 things you should know before traveling to Hawaii

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