Leave Fear Behind and Take the Plunge

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. I have learned that I love to travel and try new things. Coming to live in Dubai in 2015 was the first time I had ever been outside of the United States of America. It was the first time I ever got a passport. Instead of…

Guide to Buying Souvenirs in Dubai

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. Wherever I travel I love to take a piece of where I’ve been home with me. For the most part it is photos of the things I see, hopefully I can be in one or two of them, but I love to take pictures…

At The Top SKY Burj Khalifa

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. In prep for a recent five day staycation, I made an itinerary to map out all our bucket list must-dos. One of our top items was to visit the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai. Before moving to Dubai there were a few details that I…

Get Lasik in Dubai

One thing that I had wanted to do for over 10 years was get LASIK. Starting in the 6th grade, I wore glasses and occasionally contacts. I had to, my vision was too poor to do much of anything without them. I did my research and asked friends and family about their own procedure and I decided that I wanted to get it done sooner rather than later. I checked out the ExpatWoman forums and…

Overcome Vacation Obstacles Like a Pro

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. Things don’t always go as planned. On vacation you can pretty well guarantee that multiple plans are going to fall through or something is going to happen that can derail you. I am no expert on overcoming personal obstacles, it feels like quite the opposite most of the time. I let little things, and even big things…

24hr Mom & Dad Staycation

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit my disclosure page. This post also contains links to non-affiliated products or services for your convenience. I’d like to share little about how I got to where I am in July of 2017. My husband worked in the greater Miami, FL area for 5+ years until his work offered an opportunity to work in Dubai for a few years. Our options were basically…

What if I’m Not Travelling?

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit my disclosure page. It’s odd to imagine a travel blogger who has periods of time when they do not travel. Personally, I can’t do long distance travel all THAT much (for now) because my husband works a full-time job and I look after our three young children who are not in school yet (Plus no nanny. Weird right?! Everyone has a…

How I Lost 50+lbs in One Year

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, visit my disclosure page. About a week into Ramadan I purchased an online fitness program. I didn’t plan on it but I had thinking about it for a while and the opportunity presented itself (there was a sale!). I know a lot of people make goals for Ramadan as  well, and getting into better shape seems to be a common one. Case in point – there have…