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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Guide to Survive an International Flight (with kids!)

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. Get a free carry-on checklist below! You know how long a flight is from the USA to Dubai? From NY, it’s almost 15hrs. Yes, 15hrs. Holy crap, it is such a long…

The Wildlife Center You Will Love

The first things that comes to mind when I think of Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, then the Burj Al Arab, and other things like Mosques, traditional Arab clothing, and Middle Eastern foods. Dubai (and really the entirety of UAE) is more than just a small handful of things. I…