Tara Zirker Follow Facebook Twitter Freelance writer and authorLived and studied in Hawaii Experience Tara Zirker is a former writer for TripSavvy for one year. Tara's experiences have taken her from Puerto Rico to Argentina, but her favorite place to live and work is Hawaii. As a contributor to publications such as Honolulu Magazine and Hawaii Business Magazine, she is always on the lookout for a good story. She is the author of a book on starting a business. Education Tara Zirker earned her master's degree in sustainable development from Hawaii Pacific University and studied political science during her undergraduate years at Boise State University. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.