Beach Day

When the weather is nice we try and get out to the beach on Friday mornings. It’s Sebastian’s favorite day!  When the tide is low there are a ton of small crabs scurrying about and that triggers his prey instinct, which is hilarious and a little frustrating at times. The lizards here at the apartment […]

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SUP Abu Dhabi

When we moved to Abu Dhabi we were pretty keen on trying out some of the local paddle boarding.  Our first trip out was to the Mangroves and we quite liked it.  It sort of ignited a little spark and we’ve contemplated getting our own paddle boards ever since. But then we had all of this […]

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Videos from Vietnam

A while back we picked up a GoPro for our trip to the Philippines. We knew we were going to be swimming with the whale sharks and a GoPro made sense.  You can read about that by clicking here – swimming with the whale sharks. Since then the GoPro has mostly sat in a drawer.  Well […]

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Vietnam – Our Cat Ba Island Adventures

The final part of our Vietnam trip took us to the coast and to Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba is on the southern edge of the famous Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay share the same unique limestone karsts that make a maze of islands in the bay and […]

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Vietnam – Phong Nha Farmstay and Hang Tien Cave Trek

If you’re following along for our Vietnam adventures you know that we were using Hanoi as a home base of sorts and our goal for the trip was trying to see some of the awesome natural attractions Vietnam has to offer. You can read about our days in Hanoi here – Vietnam A Few Days in […]

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Vietnam – A Few Days in Hanoi

During our trip to Vietnam we only ended up staying a few days in Hanoi, using it as our home base of sorts between trips to other parts of the country. Since we only had a short holiday in Vietnam and really wanted to spend some time outdoors experiencing the unique things Vietnam has to […]

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Tried and True International Travel Tips

Tried and True International Travel Tips I saw a similar list on an internet forum and thought I would add our take to it. These are our lessons and what we’ve learned through our travel experiences. Check your passport expiration date. Many countries require 6 months of validity, some only 3. I had to renew […]

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8 Things to See on Your Visit to U.A.E.

We’ve been trying to get our friends and family to come out to the U.A.E. since we moved to Abu Dhabi but until recently none of them had taken us up on the offer to host and play tour guide. My parents took us up on the offer in the Spring and so we had to […]

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must see for any visitor to Abu Dhabi! Established by the founder of the U.A.E. Sheikh Zayed, its brilliant white domes (there are 82 of them!) topped with gold finials greet every visitor as they head into Abu Dhabi.  The Mosque is uniquely situated between all three bridges connecting the […]

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Floating in the Dead Sea & Our Jordan Spa Experience

After our wonderful stay at the Marriott Petra we wanted to head up to the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea to have a float and rub some mud on our bodies.  The salts and minerals of the Dead Sea have long been used for their rejuvenation properties and was the site for one of […]

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