Category Archives: Stop Overs & Quick Trips

A Weekend Itinerary in Doha – Why You Shouldn’t Just Fly Through Qatar!

With a weekend to spare, Nathan and I decided to hop over to Doha, Qatar.  Though I work with a number of teachers that have lived in Doha in the past, I’d heard mixed things about just how worthwhile the city was. Is it work a stopover if you’re flying through?  Should you book a flight […]

48 Hours in Lebanon: An Itinerary and Budget

48 hours in beirut budget and itinerary lebanon

Having moved to Abu Dhabi a little over a year ago with the intention of travelling, we’ve surprised even ourselves by just how much of the world we’ve been able to see. The United Arab Emirates are an ideal base from which to explore and with a long weekend just gone, there was no chance […]

Out and About in London

London catches the eye and heart of nearly every traveller that ventures within – it’s up there with New York City; vibrant, exciting and full of history, but with the added bonus of being an easy point of entry to the rest of Europe.  It would seem that London offers something to practically everyone… “You […]

The Giraffe Center – Nairobi, Kenya

Looking into their gorgeous deep brown eyes, framed by fluffy eyelashes, there’s no doubt there’s something special about the lanky (but adorable) giraffe. If you find yourself with a little spare time in Nairobi, you may like to pop along to the Giraffe Centre (open from 10am – 5pm every day) to get up close […]

Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage – The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Africa is top of practically every animal lovers travel wishlist and with even a short stop in Nairobi, you can get up close and personal with a number of gorgeous orphaned elephant calves, making your quick break in Kenya even more memorable. The calves come from all around Kenya and are picked up by the Trust in response to the […]

Fun in the Sun – Aquaventure, Dubai

The weather here in the United Arab Emirates is starting to warm up again, so before the crazy heat sends us racing for the confined, air-conditioned comfort of the malls, we figured it was time to check out Aquaventures over in Dubai.   This iconic water park sits to the side of the Atlantis hotel, the jewel […]

10 Tips to Help you see Petra like a Local

I didn’t realise how much I wanted to see the ancient cliffside carvings of Petra until travelling to the Middle East became a reality for us… once our move to Abu Dhabi got locked in, however, it was almost all I could think of!  Everywhere I turned, I spotted incredible photos of the infamous Lost […]

Skipping through Stockholm, Sweden

On my way to London recently, I had the opportunity to spend the day in Stockholm, Sweden and an opportunity like that couldn’t be missed! Hunting out a well-priced fair saw me fly via Sweden on Norwegian.  They were significantly cheaper than the other airlines flying there and I was pleased with their service, especially […]