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Tips for Driving on the Opposite Side of the Road

Tips for Driving on the Opposite Side of the Road

Can you confidently drive on the opposite side of the road? Read my tips on navigating from one side to the other.

Australian Foods You Will Secretly or Not so Secretly Love

Australian Foods You Will Secretly or Not so Secretly Love

OK, I’ll admit it, Australian cuisine doesn’t seem the most exciting. You’re probably not planning a trip to Australia specifically to try the food… you probably haven’t even thought about what foods to try. But there are some winners out there. Below are some Australian…

Tips for International Travel with Young Children

Tips for International Travel with Young Children

I travel between Hawaii and Australia about once a year. Before having children, the trip was easy to make, now with two children under four years, it has become a learning and patience generating expedition. Here are my tips for International travel with young children.…

Ten Things I Miss the Most About Hawaii

Ten Things I Miss the Most About Hawaii

Hawaii is such a majestic place, here are the Ten Things I Miss the Most About Hawaii. The thoughts of a Hawaii girl going on six years of living away from Hawaii. These last few weeks have been an emotional struggle with the loss of…

Imitation Crab Rangoon Wontons

Imitation Crab Rangoon Wontons

Imitation Crab Rangoon wontons are crispy deep-fried wontons filled with crab meat (in this case imitation crab) and cream cheese. I took these to a house party in Australia and now I can’t get out of making them. Fairly easy to make, but it does…

Australian vs. American Foods – Which is better?

Australian vs. American Foods – Which is better?

I have found some significant differences in Australian vs. American foods. Below are five differences in Australian vs. American foods and culture, opinions from an American Expat currently living in Australia. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and have been living in Australia for…

THE AUSTRALIAN SLANG YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE AUSTRALIAN SLANG YOU NEED TO KNOW

When I first moved to Australia, I was a bit of a fish out of water. There were so many everyday words and phrases that I had NO idea what they meant. Here is my list of Australian slang that you need to know when…

AMERICAN TO AUSTRALIAN FOOD SUBSTITUTES

AMERICAN TO AUSTRALIAN FOOD SUBSTITUTES

When I moved to Australia I never realised how difficult or impossible it would be to find some of what I would consider standard American foods needed in so many recipes! Here is a list of hard to find American to Australian food substitutes to…

5 Tips for Moving to a Foreign Country

5 Tips for Moving to a Foreign Country

No one had to tell me that packing up your entire life and moving it an ocean away was going to be hard. But life is short and adventure is waiting so why not. Read below my 5 tips for moving to a foreign country.…

Easy Slow Cooked Kalua Chicken Salad

Easy Slow Cooked Kalua Chicken Salad

Nothing reminds me of home more  (well food-wise)  then the smokey aromas of kalua pig, best when fresh from the imu, but who are we kidding  – we can’t all be committed to having a huge pit in our backyard. And so much time and…