Tag: Holidays

Guide to Celebrating the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood

I always enjoy watching Los Angeles light up with festive d├ęcor for a few months each year. I knew all about Universal’s highly rated Halloween Horror Nights (you won’t ever catch me there though), but what I didn’t know is that they have special events for Christmas too. So...

Hawaii Inspired Gifts That Even a Local Will Love

There are tons of people from Hawaii living across the globe and even more who are absolutely obsessed with all things Hawaii. While living abroad, I quickly came to realize that this is not an understatement. The isolated archipelago has a special draw. Its picturesque natural beauty and unique...

Algarve, Portugal: 6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

Algarve, Portugal has become one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country. The one-of-a-kind beaches, towering sea cliffs, lively fishing villages, and fresh seafood are just a few reasons tourists travel here. If heading to Algarve, make sure not to miss these six things: Benagil Cave Called the...

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 many ways, but returning home holds a separate set of challenges. Reverse cultural shock is real people! These unique gifts will help them...

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 reflected in the food...

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! I’ve been back for...