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Surviving your Summer Pregnancy and those Last Few Weeks

7 Ways I Survived my Summer Pregnancy in the Desert and the Uncomfortable Last Month I anxiously await the arrival of my son (any day now) in the August heat of Abu Dhabi-- one of the hottest places on earth. As I am finishing out my last few days of pregnancy, I share with you how I survived the summer and those uncomfortable last few weeks.

1.) Daily Trip to the Pool One of the best pieces of pregnancy advice I received-- go enjoy the pool, it will take the weight off. For me, this proved to be true. Submerging myself in water was the only place I didn’t feel pregnant and the best part- our pool is chilled in the warmest months. I wasn’t fully in tune with how tough the extra weight and pressure was on my body until I had a method of taking it away. The 9th month is the most grueling and the pool never failed me.

It’s a running joke between my husband and me-- I’ve pretty much lived my entire pregnancy in the pool. I’ve guilt him into going with me so many times, he’s complained

Making the Most of a Long Layover

Your Guide to a Long Stopover  The trip is booked and your countdown has started. The work days are numbered, the house is in order, and you’re excited to finally use (and enjoy) those hard earned vacation days. You can’t wait to do a bit of relaxing, exploring, or whatever you enjoy most in your travels. Only one obstacle stands in your way-- actually getting there. Working your way through airport security and partaking in the ever popular "hurry up and wait" scenario-- all to be stuffed in a sardine can for a grueling number of hours. You most likely have to make connections involving longer than wanted (or needed) layovers-- only taking away from those precious days off work.

When traveling internationally, we dread those long layovers the most-- by adding more time to the already lengthy journey. I’m here to tell you to embrace it and make those stopovers as long as possible when crossing another country's borders. Here’s why...

Last December while venturing home…

Moving from Small Town to Big City, Relocating from USA to UAE

From Small Town to Big City, USA to UAEDo you ever entertain the thought of moving from a small town to a big city? Wonder what about life in another country? There are a number of changes you have to adjust to when making the move abroad and most you probably wouldn’t give any thought to.

I’ve always held the notion far back in my mind-- I would love to live abroad once in this great journey we call life. Much to my surprise the opportunity presented itself and before I knew it-- off I was on a new adventure. Not once did I imagine I would make my move to the Middle East, but here I am and I’m better for it.

I grew up in a small town outside the capital of Boise, Idaho. You’re most likely unfamiliar with it, it’s not a place that sticks out to people when they think of the US.

To paint a better picture, I remember our little town installing its first stop light halfway through my senior year of high school. As a little kid, I remember most of the city limits consisting of countle…

Athens: The Perfect BABYmoon Destination

I love to travel and I enjoy having an excuse to do so. You’re entitled to a honeymoon for marrying the love of your life. Why not have a BABY-moon in celebration of creating a family? I don’t see a good reason not to enjoy one-- if you have the means to do so. A big plus-- you have the opportunity to enjoy a little getaway with your significant other one last time before it’s not just you two anymore.
Honestly, what is better than a Baby-moon to somewhere with amazing food, incredible sites, lovely people, and all-the-while keeping up the physical activity your doctor ordered.
I have always been in love with the idea of visiting Greece. Something about the pictures, the mythology, history, even Greek food have always drawn me to it and since I’ve had the desire to travel-- it’s always been one of my top bucket list destinations.
Back in March while mindlessly messing around with something in the kitchen, my husband asked “want to go to Greece this weekend?” I stopped in my tracks …