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American Foods You Can Find in Australia

American Foods You Can Find in Australia

When I first moved to Australia in 2013, finding American foods was quite a challenge, especially in regional areas. Fortunately, the landscape has changed, and today, there are various American USA foods readily available across the country. While specialty shops catering to American tastes do 

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 

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 

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.