Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Uhhhhh really no words to describe today, except unbelievable. Oh and unbelievably hot. I’ve honestly never been more physically uncomfortable, because we were in 100+ degree weather AND there was 70% humidity AND we were wearing full-coverage abayas over our…

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Abu Dhabi Sightseeing

We drove down to Abu Dhabi (just 90 minutes away on a bus!) for the weekend to see the sights… such a beautiful city! We visited Corniche Beach for its beautiful white sand, Heritage Village, The Louvre, Emirates Palace which…

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Desert Dunes & Camel Rides

Best evening in Dubai, hands down! We went on an AirBnb ‘experience’ – a camel ride and dune safari in the desert! It was so inexpensive, given the hours of fun we had and the mountains of food we enjoyed……

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Birthday at the Burj

This was such a special time because my family came for a week and a half over my birthday!! Every year, I take photos on my birthday in this blue dress (and have been since I was 3 mo old!)…

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Exploring Dubai Resorts

Things are getting serious. Dubai is SO HOT and already very humid – and I was just informed by my coworkers that this isn’t considered ‘bad’ yet according to Dubai summer standards. Might die here. Will keep you updated. List…

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All the Dubai Hot Spots

First week in Dubai down! Seven more to go… I’m here for the summer doing an internship with an architectural and urban planning company – and what better place to study this topic than in Dubai! On the weekends, my…

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Peony Picking at Sunset

No words to describe how beautiful this evening was. And how easy my job was – I just stared gracefully at these gorgeous flowers in perfect 60 degree weather while my mom was doing some sort of heavy-duty-pilates-type lunges and…

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Hola Canola!

So these gorgeous Canola flowers popped up in our fields behind our house during the last month and I’ve been dying to photograph them! (Normally our fields are either wheat, barley, or lentils, so a color other than muted khaki…

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