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Lena

Living and working in Switzerland – I remember my homeland, Georgia, by occasionally attempting to fry chicken. I’m passionate about collecting funky socks and never leave home without a tube of red lipstick.

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Thanksgiving for beginners

Thanksgiving – celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November – is the most wonderful time of the year. Chr...

Talk like an American: The essentials

Since living abroad, I’ve learned that there are a few words and phrases that only American English can own. And we Am...

An all-American game: Baseball explained

Baseball season is in full swing (pun intended) – and there’s nothing quite like a hot summer night at the stadium che...

We’re letting you in on Tokyo’s best kept secret

Nestled in the middle of Shibuya’s towering skyscrapers, neon signs and bustling commuters lies Nonbei Yokocho. I woul...

5 hidden gems in Washington D.C.

From the Lincoln Memorial to the White House – there are loads landmarks and cultural sites in Washington D.C. that yo...

Talk like an American: 6 words you have to know

People from around the world have chased their dreams to America. From the towering skyscrapers of New York to the gra...

You haven’t lived until you try these Southern dishes

Comfort food is a way of life South of the Mason-Dixon line, where vegetables are fried, tea is sweetened and adding b...

Like a Local: Southern Talk

You can sit on front porches, sip sweet tea and eat fried chicken all day long but an authentic experience South of th...

Road trip essentials (Don’t hit the road without us)

If there’s one thing that the Land of the Free does best after doughnuts and bulk sizes, it’s road trips. From the wor...

A tapas experience in beautiful Barcelona

What is it that makes these tiny meals so delicious? Maybe it’s choosing more than one thing from the menu or just tha...