ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Judy and Mel Malinowski love to snorkel. They have sought out great snorkeling and cultural experiences for many years, traveling to 70-some countries from Anguilla to Zanzibar in the process.

Although they are certified Scuba divers, the lightness and freedom of snorkeling keeps it their favorite recreation. They also enjoy surface diving, sailing and windsurfing.

Mel, Judy and their three children have hosted students and cultural exchange visitors from Bosnia, Brazil, China, Germany, New Zealand, Serbia, and Turkey in their home, and helped hundreds of other families enrich their lives through cultural exchange. Working with exchange students and traveling as much as their businesses allow has encouraged their interest in the study of languages, from Mandarin Chinese to Hawai'ian. They are graduates of Stanford University.

Mel and Judy live in South Kohala on the island of Hawai'i.