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“Kids, this is where it all began!” An underwhelmed stare passed between them, then they glared at the tap in the ground – an unassuming piece of equipment with metal components, red wheels and a gauge on top. The tap … Continue reading
“Where’s Matty gone?” I turned around at the sound of Son1’s voice, a notch smaller than usual, and sure enough his brother was gone. It all happened in an instant. We’d spent a magnificent day exploring Manama – a cosmopolitan … Continue reading
If anything is going to make you feel like you’ve discovered paradise, it’s descending over some of the best beaches in the world, while peering out the airplane window at bone-white sand, lush greenery and the luminous cyan-blue water surrounding … Continue reading
Finding yourself alone inside a pyramid is now a real possibility After the revolutionary chaos of the past few years, many people will have struck Egypt off their list of must-see places for the time being. With good reason. But … Continue reading
Where do you dream of jetting off to this holiday season? Dear Christmas, What the heck? It’s not your turn yet. Sincerely, Thanksgiving. But even so, as the temperature falls, and the number of tourists flocking to the UAE swells, … Continue reading
Perched high above the Shenandoah Valley, in America’s dreamy Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive offers impressive views at every bend, with plenty of outdoorsy activities along the way. If there’s one thing Son2 is scared of it’s bears. So you … Continue reading
To skydive – verb: to jump/fall out of an airplane with a parachute attached. Why? The latest in my series of travel posts is contributed by a great friend and brave guest writer, Amanda Reid You don’t even have to … Continue reading
With its wide-open avenues, front porches, old neighbourhoods and views of the Potomac River, Washington DC is a city in which you can see the expansive sky – and feel the pulse of power When direct flights from the UAE … Continue reading