The Taj Mahal has a love story behind it, as many of the best stories in history do… The Mughal emperor (#5) Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite of his three wives, died in 1631 during childbirth of their 14th child. Shah Jahan was so devastated by her death that he built the Taj Mahal…… Continue reading Driven By Love – – The Taj Mahal
I felt like I was on sensory overload for two weeks in India – the sights, the smells, the sounds, the feelings and the tastes. The trip went: Delhi > Varanasi > Agra> Jaipur > Udaipur, and we were in each city about two days. Here’s just a glimpse across the cities of what I…… Continue reading The Colors of India
…it’s about the people who you are with. I would not have traveled all the way to India if it weren’t that I could share the experience with my dad. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to spend two weeks together. Special one-on-one time that is increasingly limited by our geographic distance and…… Continue reading It’s Not About Where You Go…
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