Road Trip Essentials

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more  about it on my Disclosure Page. I have some relatives that live far away from my own family and so we find that about once a year (if we can afford it) we travel to see someone somewhere. Typically we used to fly to Utah to see my in-laws and one of my sisters. Now that we have three kids though, flying is a bit…

Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my Disclosure Page. I know, I know, Thanksgiving has not yet arrived! But what if you find the perfect little gift to shove into a stocking for that special someone before then? Well, hopefully something in this post is a good fit and I can be at least a little helpful. I love looking at Christmas gift buying guides because either I really…

Gifts for Your Travel Junkie

This post contains affiliate links, read more about it on my Disclosure Page. Halloween is barely over and Thanksgiving is yet to arrive. So why should you be thinking of Christmas gifts now? (Or if you are reading this at a different time of year, maybe a Ramadan, birthday, Hanukkah, or anniversary gift) The answer is, you know you’ll run out of time, spend more money, or forget about it and get your…

The Best Produce and Meat Market in Sharjah

When looking for vegetables, fruit, and fresh meat or fish there is certainly a variety at most markets. But what if you are looking for a little bit of a deal or something particular that you can’t seem to find at your local market? Souq Al Jubail, or the large produce market in Sharjah is a good place to try your luck in finding something new, at a better price, or a better quality…

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…