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.
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.
I have been in love with the thought of going to Hawaii since I was a little girl. I have always wanted to go, but I just never have… That is going to change! Now that I have graduated I will be traveling quite a lot, and I really want to include Hawaii in those travels! However…. My best friend and I have this tradition every other year, where we travel to somewhere new. Last time we went to Paris and this summer we are going to Bangkok and Bali. Next time could be Hawaii, but can I wait that long? 2 years is a long time to go around with a strong desire to go somewhere. Alternatively I can go alone when I take a year off and then go again with her in 2 years. That makes 2 trips to Hawaii within 1 year! I would love that, but do I want to go to Hawaii alone? These are the kind of travel dilemmas I struggle with….
As some of you might know, I was an exchange student in Texas a few years back. More specifically in Fort Worth, which is twin cities with Dallas. It has been a bit more than 2 years since I moved back home and last summer I went back to Texas to visit my host family. Texas is one of my favorite places and there are so many thing to do – some of them very unusual for foreigners, like bacon tasting.
The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. New York City is a city full of mysteries. This is one of the reasons why New York is one of my favorite cities – alongside with Paris – but I have only been there for a couple of days at a time… Therefore I have not done all the things I want to do in New York. I usually just visit the most popular must-sees in the city, but now I want to take a trip to New York that lasts longer than just a couple of days. Advice: A couple of days in New York is NOT enough!