Why It’s OK To Be A Tourist

I’m in a few travel groups on Facebook & Instagram + I follow a couple blogs that travel often. They’re all veteran travelers, or it appears that way. Maybe the most outspoken members are? One common theme I’ve seen a lot of since joining travel groups or following travel blogs is this idea to avoid […]

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A Day In San Antonio, Texas

Last week Wafiq & I went to San Antonio for a couple days because the immigration office is located there and he had a meeting… I took it as a stellar excuse to get out of Austin.   We stayed at The Crockett Hotel & what a pleasant surprise that was. Great location for everything […]

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The Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin TX

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to thee: The Barton Creek Greenbelt. I randomly fell across a “Greatest Hiking Trails in the U.S.” article and when clicking through noticed The Barton Creek Greenbelt made the list. Whaaaaaaaaaat?! I’ve never hiked the trail before & I live on the damn thing.  Literally, you can get there from my […]

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Super Casual – Intro. To 6th Street, Austin TX

Austin’s 6th Street.   For people who haven’t heard of it, 6th Street refers to a few blocks in downtown Austin full of bars & entertainment that is closed off to cars on the weekends –> Party central for Austin, TX. Some people are happy about it, some people are sad about it but this part of 6th Street is also […]

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What To Wear – In Dubai

What can you wear in Dubai? Don’t you have to be covered? I get asked this question all the time – Traveling to the Middle East & figuring out what’s appropriate for women. I’ve previously written about women in the Middle East, and what it was like to live there as a woman… But this post […]

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Dubai – 10 Tips To Pull Off A Perfect Trip

Dubai Marina

Take notes ladies & gentlemen – Last week I shared your MUST DO bucket list for Dubai & in order to keep that list as short as possible I left out a lot of tips, tricks, & notes to bring with you. Here are your 10 Vacation Notes to get through a trip to Dubai in the best […]

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Your PERFECT Dubai Vacation Itinerary!

The Perfect Dubai Vacation Itinerary Must Do List

Dubai! Dubai! Dubai! One of the questions I get asked these days is recommendations of what to do while visiting Dubai. Shortly after – I realized I never made a useful list of what to do when you decide to vacation in Dubai, which is really stupid considering I lived there for a year and […]

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Vacation in The New York City Emergency Room

If you follow me on Instagram you know I went to New York last weekend. Wafiq and I were especially excited to be in New York because some friends from Dubai were also in town… We got in late Thursday night, went to eat {delicious} Italian, then went to sleep. Friday, we decided to go […]

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Weekend Vibes: South Congress, Austin TX

South Congress, Austin TX South Congress is home to A TON of familiar places.  I remember first visiting Austin and driving down SouthCongress in complete awe. Local shops line the curbs and the beautiful Austin Skyline stands tall at the end of the road  {…and I want to take you there with me}.   Let’s get […]

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Life Goals: Packing Light

I’m going to New York this weekend – Ouiiiiiiiii! Wafiq’s sister is traveling to New York, so we thought it would be a fun weekend to meet up – Stay tuned.   TODAY I want to discuss packing.  How do you guys pack for weekend trips?  Except for the past 7 months or so I […]

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