I will admit it: I never thought I’d move to China. For whatever reason, China never enticed me the way other countries and cultures have, yet here I am. Suspense building. Excitement bubbling. Impatience ensuing.Continue reading “I’m Moving to China!”
If you dream of bobbing in the Dead Sea, hiking in Petra, shopping in Dubai, or savoring the history in Tel Aviv, then you’re not alone. Perhaps the Middle East has piqued your interest. If so, you’re better off picking up a few helpful yet simple Arabic words to make your travels easier. And you don’t even have to be a lover of language to pronounce these 20 new words.Continue reading “20 Helpful Arabic Words to Make Your Trip to the Arabias Easier”
Jordan is one of my favorite countries in the Middle East. Lost City of Petra. Desert landscape. Ancient history. The Holy Land. Intricate architecture. And of course, the Dead Sea.Continue reading “Floating in the Dead Sea”
Whatever you call it–The Lost City, The City of Stone, The Rose City — Petra is the highlight of Jordan. It was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2008 and has since been making the bucket lists of travelers all over the world. If you’re squashing Petra into a day trip, like I did, arrive early. Petra opens at 6 a.m., and it’s totally worth beating the crowd to capture shots with the morning light. Late afternoon light is good too, but some areas are better lit at certain parts of the day.Continue reading “How to Make the Most of a Day Inside Petra”
So, where’s St. Louisiana?
I don’t know. Do you?Continue reading “The Girl From St. Louisiana: Expat Life in UAE”
Haven’t we all pretended to be better than tourists? As if we somehow fit into that level above. That’s because the stigma around “tourists” isn’t good.Continue reading “Why it’s Okay to be a Tourist”