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Month: April 2018

What to do in Abu Dhabi

What to do in Abu Dhabi

When people think of the U.A.E, they think of flashy cars and millionaire mansions. But what do you actually do when visiting the so-called “richest city in the world”? My first pick is strolling down to the Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace Marina. It’s a beautiful little oasis in the desert. Near the Marina is the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. In the Heritage Village you are able to watch local artisans create items like rugs, and leather goods. It’s your window into…

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What is a Brand Style Guide

What is a Brand Style Guide

Imagine that one day someone made the Coca-Cola logo orange instead of red. That person would be looking for a new job very soon. They did not stick to the Brand Style Guide. Brands need consistency to be able to market to and keep their customers. The are trying to build a brand that consumers will easily recognize and want to trust. But what does a Brand Style Guide include? This varies from brand to brand. One common item is…

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Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai Desert Safari

A desert safari should definitely be on your list of top things to do in Dubai. Where else can you come in contact with sand as far as the eye can see? It was at that point that I realized just how far away from home I really was, in the middle of an actual desert. And it was an amazing feeling. The sand isn’t like the sand found on beaches where I live in Connecticut. The sand was almost…

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Abu Dhabi Architecture

Abu Dhabi Architecture

You may have heard about Abu Dhabi, but were not quite sure where it was. Many more people have heard of its fellow city-state Dubai. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates  (UAE), considered by many as the richest city in the world. I was able to visit both Dubai and Abu Dhabi on my recent trip to the UAE. One of the things that really stood out to me in Abu Dhabi was the architecture. One…

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Dubai City Guide

Dubai City Guide

Many people hear about Dubai and think about glitzy skyscrapers and fancy cars. But what are you actually supposed to do in Dubai? I’ll share what I did and maybe it can help you plan your next trip. One of my first stops was the Dubai Museum. It takes you back to what life was like before Dubai found oil. Things were much simpler before oil was found in the late 1960s. Pearls were the most important export back then…

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New York International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

Sunday ended the New York International Auto Show. After not having gone in a few years, it was nice to be back. I was especially looking forward to the new Honda Accord. Sit back and see some of the sights. A very cool feature was the Toyota Camry Thrill Ride experience. It’s the chance to get a test drive (you are not the driver) in Toyota’s newest Camry. One of my friends who I attended the show has been a…

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Emirates Economy Review

Emirates Economy Review

As you may have seen on my Instagram, I was in Dubai the beginning of this month. It was my first time traveling to the Middle East, as well as my first time flying Emirates. I had heard a lot of things about Emirates, as well as other airlines from the Middle East  such as Ethiad and Quatar. I had high standards to say the least. I’ll break it down into a few categories: airplane, food, staff and entertainment. I’ll…

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Dubai Architecture is Definitely ‘To Die For’

Dubai Architecture is Definitely ‘To Die For’

Before visiting the United Arab Emirates, I had seen pictures of the architecture and was blow away. When you boast the tallest building in the world you have a lot to live up to. When you see the Burj Khalifa in pictures it looks so impressive, but how would it stand up in person? Leaving the airport, I caught a glimpse of the glistening tower. And to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed. It was just another building standing next…

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The Night the Lights Went Out

The Night the Lights Went Out

The following is a tale from our guest writer, Yvette. Just a normal night after work. People are rushing to catch their trains, buses or whatever their mode of transport to get home. Mine was the subway. New York’s subway near Central Park in Manhattan. After being on the train for a few minutes, the train stops and the lights blink. Then total darkness. Nothing new. Maybe the train ahead was switching tracks. So, as usual, you continue your thoughts…

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