Cuisine

The Perfect Gifts For People Who Just Returned Home From Abroad

The Perfect Gifts For People Who Just Returned Home From Abroad

If someone just returned home from abroad, they will be feeling a mix of emotions. Working and living in a foreign country is always difficult in its own way, but returning home holds a separate set of challenges. Reverse cultural shock is real people! These […]

Thanksgiving in Hawaii: Locals Celebrate With a Mix of Cultures

Thanksgiving in Hawaii: Locals Celebrate With a Mix of Cultures

Thanksgiving in Hawaii is celebrated unlike anywhere else. The holiday is one of the few special occasions where the entire extended family gathers to ‘talk story’ and eat some amazing food. There are so many different cultures present in Hawaii and that diversity is also […]

32 Things I Miss About Hawaii, and 3 Things I Don’t

32 Things I Miss About Hawaii, and 3 Things I Don’t

Hawaii will always be my home. It’s where I grew up, made my first friends, went to high school, and therefore remains a significant part of my complex cultural identity. I can’t believe it’s been so long, but I left Hawaii over seven years ago! […]

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

As the season begins to change in Barcelona, workers are getting ready to trim the normally lush trees that line the city streets. Although it may not be very cold yet, it’s autumn in Catalonia. As with every season, there are special cultural traditions that […]

Sardinian Food: 8 Local Dishes to Try

Sardinian Food: 8 Local Dishes to Try

Sardinia wasn’t even on my radar, but I jumped head first at the opportunity to spend three weeks there in August. I arrived uninformed and left with much more than just a tan. I had an amazing time hiking, boating and exploring all the stunning, […]

8 of my Favorite Cafés to Work and Study in Barcelona

8 of my Favorite Cafés to Work and Study in Barcelona

Aside from having amazing coffee I would never be able to replicate at home, the perfect café atmosphere can also be inspiring. Many expats, international students and travelers (myself included) are always on the lookout for great places to blog, get some work done or […]