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Aussies Round the World: The cowgirl of North Carolina

It took a move from the country NSW town of Gunnedah to the United States to turn young Aussie Chloe Cox into a rodeo star making her mark on the international circuit. Despite the fact that her parents both rodeoed in Australia – her dad was a bullfighter and her…

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6 Best Christmas activities in San Francisco

A Christmas season trip to San Francisco can be just as magical as any other northern hemisphere destination, despite the lack of snow. If you’re having trouble finding the best Christmas activities in San Francisco, I’ve compiled them for you. At least one of the events hark back to European…

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The Couples Travel Quiz

Couples travel can be a little trickier than you’d imagine. It all depends on your travel personalities, what you want to get out of a holiday or vacation and how patient you are. So when The Annoyed Thyroid put up this Couples Travel Quiz Tag, I loved reading it so…

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Surgery in the US: What to expect

The scariest part of moving from Australia to the US was finding out a few weeks before departure that I needed surgery. Most probably surgery in the US. Long story short (and you can read the long story here), I used to run half marathons. And then I couldn’t because…

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Where to get Aussie Meat Pies in the US

When you’re far away from home for a long time, you sometimes need a bit of familiar comfort food. Nothing brings back memories like smell and taste and meat pies fit both of those bills for Aussie expats. But they can be a little difficult to find in the US,…

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Six ways to spend Thanksgiving 2017 in San Francisco

Thanksgiving doesn’t really mean much for expats. It’s not a holiday that we have memories from childhood of (unless you grew up in the US). Unlike New Year’s Day or Christmas, in some cases, Thanksgiving can turn out to just be two days off work that feel like you’re on…

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America’s pumpkin spice obsession

It’s the most pumpkin spice time of the year. I’m not a coffee drinker so before moving to the great US of A, I don’t think I’d heard of pumpkin spice before. That all changed two months into my expat experience when October rolled around. Pumpkin spice was everywhere. In…

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Paul Kelly at San Francisco’s Slim’s

Australian music legend Paul Kelly is finishing off his US tour tonight with a show at The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood. I was lucky enough to nab a free ticket* to his performance at Slim’s in San Francisco last night, so you could say this blog post is tainted…

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An expat’s letter to her former homebody self

Today’s post comes courtesy of Denyse Whelan’s Life This Week link up. The prompt suggests a letter to your 20-year-old self. My 20-year-old self did not have a handle on things by any stretch of the imagination. All frizzy hair and no idea about dressing well or not being strange…

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5 Reasons you need to see a US soccer game

Sports are a huge part of life in the US – be it the NFL, baseball, basketball, hockey or soccer. Getting to a game is on the bucketlist of travellers to the US for good reason. The atmosphere is second to none, you’ve got to try the food, there’s entertainment…

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