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…

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…

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…

Explore the Dubai Rainforest

Explore the Dubai rainforest. Wait, what? Dubai is on the coast . . . in the desert. So how is there a rainforest in Dubai? Answer: Indoors of course! The heat gets so intense in Dubai, but they (whoever “they” is) still want people to visit and have a good time (and spend money). So, they are smart and make many of their attractions indoors where air conditioning can keep everyone comfortable and happy. Dubai is…

The Jewel of the Arabian Peninsula – Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman, the jewel of the Middle East. In September 2016 we made the trek into Oman from Dubai, it was our first real trip/vacation since arriving in Dubai, November of 2015. What should have taken 5hrs maximum to get there took about 9hrs. Apparently gps was trying to screw us over and Google Maps does not cross borders except in a “Route Preview”. Mind you, we had three children ages 3 and under…

Great Eats You Must Visit in Utah

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. Visiting the “Motherland” of Utah when you live in Dubai requires getting your fix of foods that are either very hard to get elsewhere or only exist in Utah. I love food and I also love to try new things, so we usually try to hit…

Dubai Parks & Resorts, A Hot Spot of Fun

We were very fortunate to visit Dubai Parks and Resorts in January 2017, thanks to my husbands work. The company has an end of year party for the employees to socialize and relax together outside a work setting. Our first year here it was at Bounce, Dubai (which I missed attending) and this last one was at Dubai Parks and Resorts with a multipass to visit Legoland, MotionGate, and Bollywood which are all connected through…