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Dubai Shopping Guide

When I travel to new lands I don’t want to buy things I can get in my home country. It’s way more exciting to get unique items found only at my destination. Before traveling to the U.A.E. I searched all over for the best things to buy in Dubai. The first place I suggest going is the Dubai Mall. Besides visiting the Burj Khalifa, there are a million other things to see. Try Candylicious, where there is every kind of…

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Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina Review

When it comes to accommodations, I have a few things I look for. I’m not too picky. As long as it’s clean and not too dated (stuck in the 80s). The Hilton Garden Inn Al Mina exceeded my expectations. The lobby was large and the decor was nice. There were little Arabian touches throughout the decor. The staff was very friendly. The tour desk staff in the lobby gave us good ideas as far as what to do and how…

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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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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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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 MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! It’s like seeing the whole world under one roof. You have the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Ancient Europe! The MET is another quintessential New York City experience. I visited the MET earlier this month with my father. Visiting the Islamic Art Exhibit was a top priority. There were other exhibits I was excited to see as well. Asia There was a special exhibit in the Asian section for Korean…

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Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

We talked about eating in Asia. Now let’s talk about Asia shopping! I only love to shop when I’m away from home ironically. Asia is a shopper’s paradise. There are traditional markets and highrise department stores. But my favorite place has to be the subway stations! South Korea Skincare is a staple in South Korea. You may have heard of the Korean 10 Step Skincare Routine. I recommend the Myeongdong area of Seoul for all your skincare needs. It’s Skin…

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Skyline Architecture: that Takes Your Breath Away

A skyline reminds us of the beauty of nearby and foreign cities. The architecture they display capture a whole moment and give us wanderlust. Take Buenos Aires (above) for example. Look at the way the buildings are are different sizes and shapes. I love that contrast. Let’s transport ourselves to nearby and far away locales. Keep scrolling and picture yourself traveling to new and interesting places. New York City New adventures await me everytime I visit New York City. It…

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Save for a Big Trip: How to Motivate Yourself

No matter how much money you make, if you don’t save, you’ll always feel that you can’t afford to travel. Let’s change that. I’ll show you little ways that can motivate you to save. Travel Savings Tip # 1 Look at purchases in number of plane tickets You’re probably scratching your head. You just broke your phone and you want to buy a new one. The phone you really want is $1,000.00. For a thousand dollars you can go to…

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My Top Spring Travel Essentials

Spring is a great time time to travel. Warm destinations are not piping hot (like Dubai, above) or crowded with summer tourists. I gave my suggestions for unique Spring Break destinations in a recent post. Now it’s time sto share my spring travel essentials for the perfect trip. Spring Layers Spring weather can be extremely unpredictable. One day it’s 60 degrees and the next it’s in the low 40s. You need to be prepared for these changes. Pack items you…

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