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…

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 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 flight! And if you don’t have a direct flight to your final destination you will have even longer. It is the worst flight…

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 have learned so much about travel just by living in the United Arab Emirates. Some of the coolest things are smaller and off the well…