How to Earn Money With a Travel Blog

I have not reached my one year mark yet with this blog, not even the six month mark. But, I have worked hard and am trying to emulate the dogs in the game so that at some point I can make a good full-time income working from “home”. This is a travel blog, I go try out new places close and far and share my experiences with you all. There is the…

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…

Keeping Kids Busy While Relocating

Pretty recently I moved back to Florida after living in Dubai for nearly two years. We sold or gave away most of our belongings from our flat in Sharjah so all we brought back was two boxes and a couple of bags. Mostly clothing. We did not find a place to live before arriving in Florida, so we took advantage of my husbands repatriation “package” from his employment. For us it was about…

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…

Have a Mommy Day at Intercontinental

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. This post also includes non-affiliate links for your convenience. At the beginning of the year I read from a lot of friends and other people, that 2016 was a bad year for them. Everyone was looking forward to a new and better year. 2016 had a rough end for me and there have been a lot of difficult times…

8 Things You’ll be Happy To Leave in Dubai

I have come to love Dubai. I don’t want to pack everything up and move on (Maybe because I don’t want to pack and move with 3 children across the world….that 14hr flight is h*ll). Relocation is coming up fast and I just hope that I can get things thrown together when the time comes. It’s in the nature of Dubai, everyone is coming and going. Did you know that…

10 Things You’ll Love About Dubai

I took a trip to Utah back in December 2016 and let me just say . . . I kinda missed some things from Dubai while we were away. I missed those things A LOT. And with the impending doom of leaving Dubai lurking around the corner, I have been noticing the small stuff and I want to savor it all. When you move to Dubai you generally don’t know exactly how long you will stay…

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…