Tag: Holidays

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 […]

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Costa Brava

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Costa Brava

Costa Brava spans 60 kilometers (37 miles) along the Catalan coastline from the city of Blanes to France. The region is a sought after holiday destination for both foreigners and locals alike due to its rugged terrain, beautiful coves, mouthwatering seafood and quaint beach towns. […]

Easter Traditions in Spain: Las Monas de Pascua

Easter Traditions in Spain: Las Monas de Pascua

Semana Santa (Holy Week) for Christians is a special time in Spain. Although the reputedly religious South of Spain is more well-known for its Easter traditions, pastry shop windows in Barcelona will be filled with las monas de pascua for the occasion. Las monas de pascua are hollow […]