One Day in Qatar

Have you ever been to Qatar, or ever heard of it? Its a small and beautiful country in the Middle East, very close to Dubai. Its one of the richest countries in the world because of all of its oil. Its still growing though, and not as extravagant as Dubai, I would compare it more to Abu Dhabi. 

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So as you all know, I was living in Dubai for a couple of years. The thing is though, in Dubai as a Canadian, you are only ever allowed to be there for 40 days at a time (unless you have a Residence Visa). So what I had to do every 40 days (yes every 40 days for over 2 years lol) is drive to the nearest boarder, which was Oman, and exit the country, do a U-Turn, and then come back in and get a new entry stamp on my passport.

Can you picture how many stamps I have on my passport now??? After 2.5 years of exiting every 40 days. Lol.. And can you imagine how hard it is for me to travel ANYwhere with all these Middle Eastern stamps all over it. Lol boarder control in North America aaaaaaalways give me such a hard time about it every time I try to cross to the States. But anyways, back to my story... 

So one day, my husband had a meeting in Qatar and it was the same time I had to exit the country for a new stamp. So, he decided to take me with him for a quick little get away. I got to visit a new country, and get my stamp at the same time!

So that morning we flew to Qatars' capital - Doha. We stayed the day, and then flew back at night. It was one day of adventure and it was so much fun! Of course, when he went to his meeting I stayed at a coffee shop and worked from my phone, but other than that we got to explore the country. We honestly had so much fun. I love small adventures like that! Being spontaneous is my thing! lol

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Qatar is very beautiful. Doha, is a city by the water, and has many gorgeous buildings. There is a lot of construction going on because its an up and coming city so they are building lots of new hotels, residential living and office spaces etc. The next world cup (after Russia) I think will be in Qatar. 

As always, I filmed a bit of my adventure. You can watch the video by clicking on the link I posted below. 

Also, this is random but are you looking for a job in the Middle East? Try Qatar! There are so many job opportunities and they pay SO WELL! Depending on what package you land, and the type of job .. many jobs will pay for your flight there, pay for your house rent, car, and sometimes give you a little extra for furniture and food! Thats ON TOP of your salary! So check it out for work, or check it out for travel. Either way, you'll love it!

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Abu Dhabi, My Second Home!

I have way too many amazing memories in Abu Dhabi. My husband and I are crazy. So let me give you a little bit of a (quick) back story. My husband got engaged, and 1 year later said, lets move to the United Arab Emirates. So we got married the next day, with just our close family around, and then 5 days after that, moved to the UAE! Thats it. 

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We had no job and no plan, just a goal!

We landed in Dubai, and stayed in a hotel for a week while we soaked up the sun, enjoyed this new adventure we were starting.. and looked for jobs!

I ended up getting a job opportunity in Abu Dhabi 1 week after moving to Dubai, so we ended up moving over there. For those of you who don't know, Abu Dhabi is 1 hour away from Dubai. Oh, and a little more geography, for those who also don't know this: United Arab Emirates is the country, Dubai is one of the Emirates, and Abu Dhabi is another Emirate (of 7). 

So we ended up getting a hotel in Abu Dhabi and living at the Sheraton for 6 months while I worked at an advertising firm which was so fun and amazing! We couldn't rent an actual place though, because you have to have a residence Visa to do so, and for some reason my job wouldn't give me one lol. 

So anyways, thats how we ended up in Abu Dhabi! We lived there for over two years, eventually got jobs that gave us the ability to rent an apartment, and lived life to the fullest! You can just image all the adventures we experienced together! Some fun, some stressful, but mostly all amazing! 

Being newly Weds, and starting our life in such a daring way, was amazing! We took such a crazy chance and moved to a new country with only 6 days to get married, pack, and figure out our new life together! I love everything about that story... were just both so crazy and I love it. lol

Abu Dhabi and Dubai were amazing, and I have created so many memories that will last forever! It will always be home for me. I sometimes even feel more at home there, then I do in Canada. But thats a whole 'nother story!

Until next time... 

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Jurassic Park ATV in Kauai

Have you guys seen the movie "Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates"? ... Ok well, how about I tell you thats the whole reason why we even came to Hawaii in the first place. Sad, but true! Actually not sad, its amazing because we had an awesome time!

So you know the part where the go ATVing in Hawaii where they filmed Jurassic Park? I was watching the movie with my husband and when that scene came on I looked at him and said "OMG! We have to go to Hawaii and ride ATVs where they filmed Jurassic Park!!"

And I wasn't joking! Because a couple weeks after that we were packing our bags and heading to the airport because Norwegian Cruise Line partnered with us to make all my dreams come true (aka go to Hawaii and ride ATVs where they filmed Jurassic Park!!). 

My husband couldn't believe it. One minute we were watching a movie (which by the way I totally recommend because its THAT funny), and then the next minute we were landing in Hawaii catching a taxi to Norwegian Cruise Line dock to hop on and start exploring Hawaii. 

The cruise took us Island hoping to a few different islands and the last one was Kauai, the famous Jurassic Park / Indiana Jones Kauai! So I was on a mission to find that ATV tour and have the time of my life! 

Thanks to the oh so amazing Kipu Ranch Adventures they made it all come true! When we got to Kauai they had a representative waiting for us at the dock with a fancy car and he drove us to the farm where they were patiently waiting for us with a super cool (you guessed it) ATV, and a super cool tour guide!

I love adventure and speed so this was perfect for me. Also, I actually love the movie Jurassic Park so being in the fields and recognizing different parts of the movie where the dinosaurs come running and stampeding was so wonderful!

I loved every minute of it, and so did my husband. It was totally worth it! Oh, and check it out! Thats the swing from Indiana Jones!

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The Gold Coast Hawaii

Aloha! Today we are in Kona!!

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I partnered up with KapohoKine Adventures and they took me on a marvellous tour. It is called the Gold Coast tour, and as the music says, "I just wanna stay"!

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First we visited the Kona National Park and visited a Sea Turtle beach, then we went to Cloud Forest.

A man-made jungle that looks like it is over 100 years old, but is actually only about 20-25 years old.

The man who owns the property is a world renowned botanist, and he took what was a dried out volcano field, and turned it into a lush green and very alive jungle!

Our last stop for the day was at the Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee Farm, where we learnt how they make their fresh 100% Kona Coffee from scratch, and we even got to drink some too!

It was an amazing time.

Hope you enjoy and Happy Travelling!

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Dubai ATV Adventures

As you may or may not know, I lived in Dubai for just over 2 years. These were easily some of the best years of my life so far. 

Every day was an adventure and I never could get used to the fact that I actually lived there. Every day I would wake up and just look out the window and say to myself "wow". It was almost like I was dreaming the whole time. 

I don't know what it is about Dubai that I loved so much. Theres just something about it though, that will always hold a special place in my soul. 

From the people, to the food, to the adventures, every day was a blast!

One of my favourite things to do in Dubai was to visit the desert. When we first moved to Dubai we did the typical Desert Tours that tourist do. But being that we lived there for so long, we couldn't keep living the tourist life, we had to live and truly experience the local life. 

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Some of our friends called us up one day and asked if we wanted to rent some ATV's and take them out in the desert. Of course we agreed, because I always love a good adventure, and so we packed our stuff, prepared some lunch and headed to the desert. 

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We all met up literally in the middle of no where.. I am still unsure as to how the GPS knew where to take us, but my husband was driving so I guess I will never know (lol). 

Our friends brought some meat to bbq, and ordered some ATV's to be delivered in the middle of nowhere. It was one of the best times of my life. But then again, I guess I say that about everything... but it really was! My sister and best friend were in town too at the time visiting me from Canada so it was the perfect adventure for all of us to experience together. 

After spending the day on the ATVs, getting sand in our hair, jumping off of dunes, crashing, and having fun, we set up the fire (the guys did) and BBQd the meat they brought once it got dark and the stars were out. 

Theres no better feeling then being with the people you love, and experiencing a moment that you cannot get anywhere else. 

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