Author Archives: Sarah S - Exploring Kiwis

Diving in Fujairah: Al Boom Diving – The Best in the UAE

Many visitors to the United Arab Emirates are surprised to find that this Middle Eastern country is home to a number of memorable dive sites.  Sure, countries like Egypt are known for their diving, but the UAE? Not so much. If you’re looking jump in and see the UAE’s ocean life for yourself, there’s one […]

Thailand Island Hopping: The Ultimate Guide to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Ko Tao

Thailand is a melting pot of diversity that has something for everyone and every budget. Historical and scared spaces and rice patty fields, mixed amongst the lush jungle – there’s something for everyone.  Perhaps the highlight of Thailand though, its incredible island-hopping scene, which is practically unsurpassed anywhere in the world. If you need some […]

Glamping at Longbeach Campground – Luxe Adventure in the UAE

With Abu Dhabi just a memory for us now, Sarah S has returned to her temporary home and is out making the most of the cooler UAE weather… Having spent the summer traipsing through Central Asia I find myself back in the desert, longing again for the excitement and adventure of camping.  My boyfriend however […]

A Stylish Staycation: Reviewing A Day at the Ajman Hotel

There’s nothing quite like a staycation when you live in a part of the world that people dream of visiting.  The chance to escape reality and pretend you’re on holiday, all without the expense of flights and the hassle of extended travel times. After a hard and extra stressful work week, I couldn’t wait to […]

Stopping Over in Dubai – A Newbie’s Guide

Dubai truly is the epitome of luxury, the cars, the buildings, the hotels and the attractions.  It has so much to offer! If you haven’t visited or you are planning to visit read more to find out how to spend a weekend in Dubai. Living as an expat in a different country is exciting but […]

The Royal Muang Samui Villas – Your Slice of Thai Paradise

If you’re looking for paradise, look no further – we’ve found it at Choengmon Beach on Koh Samui, Thailand! The Royal Muang Samui Villas have many fabulous room options. They range in price (to suit most budgets) and offer absolutr luxury to those seeking it.  Regardless of your choice, all  79 rooms are tastefully decorated […]

Adam’s Peak: A Spiritual Awakening in Sri Lanka (with Amazing Views to Boot!)

Adam's Peak Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak is a mountain located in central Sri Lanka (known locally as Sri Pada), the mountain is famed for the “sacred footprint”, though who the footprint belongs to will differ depending on your religion. Buddhists believe the footprint was left by Buddha, Hindus claim it belongs to Lord Shiva whilst Muslims and Christians consider it to […]

How to Pick an African Overland Tour – A Guide to Booking the Trip of a Lifetime

Sarah recently planned an overland trip in Africa (without spending a fortune which is no easy feat).  This post shares her top tips to help you select the perfect budget overland trip for your needs. Overlanding and travelling in Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience – one that I had been dreaming of since I was a young […]

Finding Our Way Around Sri Lanka… A Nine Day Guide to Paradise

9 day Sri Lanka Itinerary

Headed to Sri Lanka?  If so, snuggle up on your sofa and dig into Sarah’s post – it will give you all the basics you need to plan your trip and then some!  It’s a beauty of a post and will help ensure you maximise your time on this island paradise.  Happy planning… I find sometimes the […]

Another New Kid on the Block (or is that Blog?)… Meet Sarah Sullivan

Sarah S Exploring Kiwis tulips

Kia Ora! I’m Sarah, originally from New Zealand but currently residing in Abu Dhabi working as a teacher at a local school. My passion for traveling all started with a stint working at a summer camp in America.  The exposure to meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and trying new foods, ignited a fire in […]