Thanksgiving is one of the things I brought home with me when I moved back to Denmark back in 2014. I love this holiday because it – to me – is all about being grateful. Of course there is an entire history lesson behind it, but since we don’t have a holiday in Denmark that is dedicated to being grateful, I thought it would be fun to show my family and friends what an American Thanksgiving is like. I have now hosted Thanksgiving twice – in 2018 and 2019 – and it has been a great success. It has become a tradition in my family that I host Thanksgiving every year and everyone is always looking so much forward to it. However, it wasn’t easy hosting Thanksgiving for the first time outside of the US. There are so many recipes to find and some of them need American ingredients or use American measurements like cups or fahrenheit. It took me months of planning before the actual day. Therefore, I decided that I wanted to share some of my tips and tricks on hosting Thanksgiving outside of the US and hopefully it will help you if you ever decide to try it out for yourself.
The Blue Mountains are absolutely stunning and a complete must if you are visiting Sydney. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience some of that famous Australian nature – especially if you’re not planning on visiting some of the other national parks in Australia, but still want to experience a bit of what the Australian nature has to offer. There are a lot of expensive tours and HOHO busses to go on if you’re not really interested in hiking or going by yourself. However, I love hiking and exploring without a million tourists around. If you do too or if you’re on a budget, you can easily go on a day trip to The Blue Mountains for under 3 AUD ($2) – and that includes visiting 3 of the small towns in the mountains.
This is how we did The Blue Mountains for under 3 AUD.
Who doesn’t love a good deal? I know I do! Especially when there are a lot of money to save on flights. Flying around the world can be quite expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You just have to be smart when booking your flight. You can easily research some great tips and tricks travellers use when booking their flights. I spend a ton of money on flights each year, but I would much rather spend my money on exploring my destination. I’m sure most people would. Which is why I want to share my best tips and tricks and my booking process step by step, so that you can get the best deal possible on your next flight.
Bangkok is a busy city. However, it is also a very beautiful one. Looking at pictures on Pinterest of all the skyscrapers and grey buildings, you might not see that, having not been there. But the beauty of Bangkok is not the busy streets and tall buildings. It’s the temples, the people and of course the food! There are so many temples in this city – each and every one unique and important to the locals. But the one thing they all have in common is the fact that they are very beautiful – filled with gold, wall paintings and greenery. The people are very nice and polite – except in traffic. And the food in Bangkok beats most of the food I have ever had. Asian food is of course the most popular food in Bangkok – anything from traditional Thai food to Japanese sushi to Vietnamese Pho is to be found in all the food courts in the malls. However, you can also easily find a good Subway sandwich and a Starbucks coffee.
I’ll be the first to admit, I love a good quote. I mean, who doesn’t? I find some of them very inspirational and every time I find a good quote I want to turn my life upside down to live by that exact quote. Of course, I never do – it works for an hour or so and then I forget all about it. I find them helpful whenever I’m trying to be more positive, save more money for travel or for whatever I set my mind to. I love when I want to do better at something when I read a quote. Therefore I want to share some of my favorite inspirational quotes with anyone willing to be inspired. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up feeling inspired to travel.
Italian food is delicious. I think we can all agree on that. Therefore I made a list of all my favorite dishes from the Italian kitchen for those of you who want to try authentic Italian food during your visit in Italy, but don’t really know which dish to choose from the Italian menu. Sometimes you will be sitting in a restaurant, looking at the menu and not knowing what is going to be served to you after you choose one of the Italian dishes you can’t pronounce. Hopefully this list will help you pick something you actually know what is. It will be really difficult to find an Italian restaurant in Rome that doesn’t have at least one of these items.
Today is officially the first day of winter! That is a very exciting thing as it is also the first day of the month of Christmas! However, it is also the end of autumn… And I do love myself a good autumnal day! Which is exactly why a day in Oslo at the end of autumn is perfect day for me. Yes, the weather was colder than I would normally prefer. And yes, there was a lot of walking – and I mean literally 4-5 hours of walking. But this city is such a beautiful place – especially during autumn – which is why I didn’t even mind the cold or the walking.
Bali is a dream destination for many – and for good reason. It is simply an amazing island. I have come to love Indonesia after my visit. It has everything from paradise beaches to delicious Indonesian food to incredible waterfalls to beautiful temples. Bali is a destination I would recommend to anyone. And when I recommend a destination to someone, people tend to ask what to do there. Therefore I have now made a list of things to do on this amazing island for anyone who might want to visit someday.
I love New York City! But New York City is an expensive city to visit. No doubt about that. However, it doesn’t have to be too expensive! There are a lot of ways to save money when you’re visiting New York City. One of them is doing free things instead of the overpriced sights. There are plenty of things to do in this city without spending a dime.
Whenever I go on a long haul flight, like a connection from Dallas to London or Copenhagen to Bangkok, I always have a routine I follow. This involves a couple of things I buy beforehand, things I do or definitely do NOT do and rituals to do once I’m in the air. This routine helps me survive 10+ hour long flights, or any other flight for that matter, so that I’m ready to see my destination as soon as I land instead of just crashing in my hotel room. These are my best tips to survive a long haul flight.