Helen Shirts has been traveling since she was a child and currently lives in Hawaii. Born into a military family with an adventurous mother, Helen had opportunities to see much of the world at a young age. Her history-loving father taught her to learn about the places she visits. Helen received her degree in Culinary Arts from a top-rated school and continues to indulge in her love for regional foods. Writing about traveling, food, history, and culture comes naturally to her and it makes her happy to share this information with anyone who has an interest in travel.