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Slow Cooked Kalua Chicken Salad

Slow Cooked Kalua Chicken Salad

Nothing reminds me of home more (well food-wise) then the smokey aromas of kalua pig, best when it’s fresh from the imu (traditional Hawaiian underground oven), but who are we kidding  – we can’t all be committed to having a huge underground oven pit in our Read more

Top five things to know before traveling to Australia

Top five things to know before traveling to Australia

This page provides a list of top five things to know before traveling to Australia. It covers important topics such as visa requirements, weather, culture and etiquette, transportation, and wildlife. It is a helpful guide for travelers who are planning a trip to Australia and Read more

The unprecedented Australian weather that I was not prepared for

The unprecedented Australian weather that I was not prepared for

I would have never expected to experience extreme drought, bushfires, floods and especially not COVID-19 all in the span of three years. Growing up in Hawaii, I have been faced with different natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Extreme bushfires and Read more

How to repurpose a bookshelf into a hall tree

How to repurpose a bookshelf into a hall tree

How to repurpose a bookshelf into a a beautiful hall tree to organise your hallway!

Imitation Crab Rangoon Wontons

Imitation Crab Rangoon Wontons

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 take Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more