I am completely and utterly blown away by the world, and I am incredibly grateful to have the privilege to get to see and experience so many different cultures and histories. This past week, I was in Dubai for a financial crimes training for work, and when I wasn’t working, I was out exploring the…… Continue reading Dazzling Dubai
Being my first time to the Middle East, I was unsure about what to wear as a woman in Jordan. I knew that I would not be expected to cover my hair, but I was concerned about how tight my clothing should be, how much of my arms I should show, and even what shoes…… Continue reading How to Dress as a Woman in Jordan
“Welcome to Jordan! I hope that you will enjoy my country,” our first uber driver told us. Both my sister and I were blown away by the graciousness and kindness of the people in Jordan. People who loved their country, who were proud of their country, and thankful to have two American ladies wanting to…… Continue reading Welcome to Jordan!
1. Stay in an Airbnb apartment – Airbnb has truly revolutionized how we can travel. Pulling up an app, zooming in on a map, and scrolling through various pictures of apartments in a city, you can find a entire apartment or room to stay in for a very affordable price. Sometimes, even less than what…… Continue reading 5 Money Saving Travel Tips
I knew living outside of the US would have its challenges. That’s what everyone talks about – the culture shock, a variation in the pace of life, a new language, different foods, strange people, security problems, currency differences. The list goes on and on. Most of these commentaries about living in a new country have to do with…… Continue reading The Hardest Part of Living Abroad
In going to Zanzibar, I didn’t realize I would be amongst mostly Italian tourists. Walking through the villages, the children all were yelling “Ciao, ciao”. I am sure there is an easy direct flight from Italy which makes it a popular tourist destination for them. The first day we spent exploring Stone Town. This was…… Continue reading Benvenuto a Zanzibar
There is something about soft sand, the sound of the waves, and walking endlessly on the beach that will always enchant me. The beach will always be my home away from home. Last weekend, I went to Diani Beach on the coast of Kenya. While tourists are no longer coming to Kenya due to fears of…… Continue reading Forever a Beach Bum