Abu Dhabi for a Day

The city of Abu Dhabi is located about an hour and a half by car from Dubai and worth a day trip if you have the time. Originally we were going to take a taxi for about $200 round trip/$100 per person as we didn’t know another way to get there, but as we’re walking…

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Dune Bashing the Arabian Desert

Every time I tell people I went dune bashing in Dubai, their first question is always, “What is dune bashing exactly?” The best way I can describe it is that it’s similar to off-roading, but instead of driving a pickup through the mud, you’re riding in a 4×4 SUV, driving up and over sand dunes…

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Lost Chambers Aquarium

Are you sick of looking at aquariums? If I show you more photos of one, will you scream? Don’t worry, I’ll keep it short. After our full day splashing around the Aquaventure Waterpark, and a tasty but slightly expensive (even with a buy one, get one free coupon from the Entertainer book) dinner at Ronda Locatelli,…

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Adventures at Aquaventure Waterpark

Are you ready for a day of good old-fashioned water slide fun? Cuz I totally am! There are several water parks in the city to choose from, and we have a buy one, get one free Entertainer coupon to Wild Wadi which would save us about $30 over going to the Aquaventure park. But I really…

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The Burj Khalifa

I love being up high. As a kid, I was always climbing trees. When I was maybe 12 years old, I fell out of one from about 15ft up. Thankfully, some branches slowed me down and I only had the wind knocked out of me. For my 18th birthday, I convinced my dad to take…

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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai is well known for many things. Lamborghini cop cars. Tall, modern skyscrapers. Extravagant everything. But what I didn’t realize is how much they love their aquariums. They seem to be everywhere! One of the first things I want to do upon our arrival (after sleeping off the long flight) is check out the Burj…

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Dubai or Vegas?

Dubai is weird. I’ve said it so many times. It’s the answer I’ve given to pretty much everyone who’s asked me about the trip. “It was really cool, but really weird.” Standing at one of the metro platforms, someone came up to me and asked if I lived there. Me – blonde hair, blue eyes,…

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Concordia and Copala

One of the few activities we did during our stay in Mazatlan was a day trip to the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and two charming towns located there. The previous day we had negotiated with a taxi driver to take us out to Concordia and Copala for a set price, which split between…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Travel combined with some bad jet lag and a cold have pretty much knocked me out at 5 or 6 pm every night this week. But I think I’ve finally caught up on my sleep and the cold is fading. Yay for normalcy! Anyway, to…

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Mellowing Out in Mazatlan

First of all, apologies for some of these photos being really small and low quality. They were taken many years ago with a very old camera. Fortunately most of them turned out alright, it’s just a few that aren’t as good, but I felt that they were part of the story and wanted to include…

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India Breakdown and Travel Tips

We’ve come to the end of my travels for 2012! I went to a lot of places this year, in part due to having saved up vacation time in 2010 after I bought my house (and couldn’t afford to leave it, let alone travel) and partly because of two weeks of “sabbatical” given by my…

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Up Next – Dubai!

I’m so excited to tell you about my next adventure! I’m going to Dubai (with a stopover in Boston) and I’m leaving today! Well, leaving for Boston today. We leave for Dubai tomorrow night. [Image via] My friend Maggie (who I’ve traveled to Spain, India, Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey with) and I were discussing our next vacation destination…

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