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About Me

Hello there! 

My name is Ashley and welcome to my blog- 

This is a blog about my world travels and life living abroad, my new journey into motherhood, and my passion for everything health.

If you are interesting learning more about living life as an expat, hearing some travel tidbits, advice on pregnancy and parenthood, or gathering some ideas on all things health related- you are in the right place!

I’m an American Expat currently living in Abu Dhabi with my lovely husband and my adorable dog Porter. We made the move a little over a year ago when my husband accepted an amazing job opportunity. Both born and raised in the same small town, it was our life's goal to get out and travel the world.

There will be a new little man in my life expected to make his depute August 2017. I am thrilled to embark (and share with you) this new adventure into motherhood and talk about my pregnancy experience.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Health Science in Health Education and Promotion and working on a Digital Marketing Certificate. At this current moment (due to our relocation to the UAE) I'm a house wife sharing my wisdom with you, while seeking out employment options.

I love to travel and explore and believe life is meant to be an adventure. We live our lives by this. My husband and I have made it a goal to explore a new country every year since we've been together- it's been a thrilling 6 years.

I'm passionate about all things health, especially nutrition and fitness. I've spent most of my adult life learning and living with my health in mind. I enjoy sharing my wisdom and success in this aspect with others and I hope I can share this with you too.

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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

Overnight Getaway in Ras al-Khaimah

Overnight Getaway in Ras al-Khaimah One thing to know about me-- I love a cheap getaway.

Living in Abu Dhabi allows you access to many beautiful hotels and resorts-- making it easy to enjoy a fun stay-cation. If you're visiting the UAE and feel up for a little adventure-- you can indulge in a mini getaway too. You can stick around Abu Dhabi, take a short trip to Dubai, or venture a little further North (like we did) to Ras al-Khaimah
The United Arab Emirates is a small country so taking road trips are a breeze--it will only take you a few hours to drive through all of the Emirates. (click here for more information about the UAE)

With a little one on the way, I’ve done my best to enjoy as much fun and alone time with the husband as I can before my whole world changes.

We found a great deal through a Facebook ad (I guess they really do know how to target their audience) on an overnight stay at an all-inclusive resort in Ras al-Khaimah -- all food and beverages were included. It …

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 …