Paradise, Paused

Your Hawaiian vacation is going great. You’re drinking, eating, swimming, tanning, snorkeling — and then you notice your wedding ring is gone. So who you gonna call? Ring Finders, of course. Chris Turner established the Ring Finders Directory in Vancouver six years ago. Turner, who had been running his own metal detecting service for more than 20 years, created the Ring Finders Directory to help people around the world locate their valuables with the help of local specialists. The finders are all independent contractors who set their own rates and terms, and while there are no guarantees, the site’s blog clearly illustrates the skill of the finders — read: many photos of successfully reunited owners and their objects.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.