About Us


We are Rachel and Mike Hicks living in the Solomon Islands for the next year. This blog is a place for us to share our adventures as we explore the South Pacific.

Rachel is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. While in the Solomons, she will be conducting research for her dissertation. From time to time, Rachel may also post about her fieldwork experiences.

Mike is an Information Technology (IT) management professional and is currently supporting Rachel in her research.