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17 Things to do in Dubai

I miss Dubai Already after less than a month. I catch myself thinking that I will go somewhere with the kids and then . . . “No, I can’t, that’s in Dubai, not Florida”. Darn it. There are things that I wish I had had the time to do before I left and things I wish I had made the time for and saved up to do. You may be like me…

The Best Ice Cream Parlor – Part 1

If you grew up in Broward County, Florida then you very likely have been to Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor at some point in your youth. I have been there more often as an adult because it is a fun place to take visitors and the food is very good! Do you love large portions? Homemade soda? Homemade ice-cream? Quirky wall decorations? I love all of theses and Jaxsons has these and more…

Organized Moms Beach Bag

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also non-affiliate links for your convenience. I remember when (before I was married or had any children) I would ride my bike the 7 miles to the beach early in the morning and lay out on a towel in the sun. All I needed was a book and something to eat and drink and I would chill…

Save Money When Moving International

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links for your convenience. I recently moved back to Florida after living in the United Arab Emirates for close to two years. We lived in Sharjah and were less than ten minutes from Dubai. We had relatively quick and easy access to the Burj Khalifa, the seven star hotel Burj Al Arab, and many more…

The Sharjah Museum You Need to Visit

So many people visit Dubai, then stay at their resort most of the time with only a few outside travels to see the Dubai Mall + Dubai Fountain and Souq Al Bahar which are right next to each other. There is so much more to see than these few things! It makes me happy when people go a little further and see parts of Old Dubai (Deira). What I think is even better, when visitors make…

Southern Florida Bucket List

There is much more to South Florida than beaches, you have to know where to look is all. I grew up in South Florida. I spent a lot of my youth shut indoors reading and doing house work but I occasionally got to go see what was around me. When I was out of high school I managed to get out some more while attending college and spending time with my boyfriend (now husband). Having…

11 Things to do in Sharjah, UAE

Dubai is big and amazing but not everyone ends up living in the center of it. A cheaper option than living in Dubai is to be right outside of it in Sharjah. While living in such a unique area of the world it would be a shame to not try and explore some of what is available in all areas you are able to visit. Sharjah is one of the oldest Emirates in the United…

A Cool Moms Packing List & Purse for Dubai

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included for your convenience. A few weeks ago I shared a Girls Guide to Packing for Dubai  as well as a guide to survive that long international flight. There are so many different things to pack when it comes to being a childless adult or a mom or dad of any number of children…

Ways to Save for Your Next Vacation

This post contains some affiliate links, read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also non-affiliate links for your convenience. I know a small number of people who have money at any given time that they can use for a vacation. I am definitely not one of them. For those of us who don’t have a large amount of disposable income, when we want to go somewhere on vacation we…

Oh My, Henna

I had my very first experience with henna a while back here in the UAE. It was pretty neat, a little different than I expected as well.    Looking at the demographics of UAE, it is easy to see why henna is fairly commonplace. Henna has a very long history in many areas and the word “henna” is actually derived from an Arabic word and also called Mendhi (A Hindu word)(History of Henna). There…