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Our favorite mobile apps that make traveling so much easier.
Travel Tips

Our favorite mobile apps that make traveling so much easier.

28 February, 2020
Traveling can be tricky, especially with small children in tow. However, it’s now infinitely easier than it used to be a decade or two decades ago. I still remember how I had to navigate in a foreign country using a paper map, and booking a hotel was only possible either over the phone or via […]
10 tips to survive moving to another country.
Travel Tips

10 tips to survive moving to another country.

14 February, 2020
In 2020 I’ve officially moved back to the desert, after spending 8 months in Poland. The year 2019 taught me a very valuable lesson: home is not always a place where you were born and raised. Home is where you feel most comfortable, where your family is, a place you long to come back to […]
Traveling mama, behind the scenes: when things go wrong…
Lifestyle

Traveling mama, behind the scenes: when things go wrong…

14 December, 2019
I might come across as this extremely organized traveling mama who plans her trips perfectly and loves to give people advice. However, my travels are definitely not all unicorns and rainbows! In MY PREVIOUS POST, I’ve included some tips about traveling solo with kids. Granted, that particular trip went pretty well. The way back, however, […]
The Maldives or Seychelles? Which one is the best island getaway?
Destinations

The Maldives or Seychelles? Which one is the best island getaway?

22 November, 2019
If you visit any travel forum and ask about a perfect island getaway, you’ll notice an interesting thing. Commenters will instantly divide into two camps, trying to convince you to choose either the Maldives or Seychelles. A lonely voice here and there might suggest Zanzibar (which I’ve already written about HERE), Bali or Mauritius. Sadly, […]
Perfect winter holiday destinations, if you’re based in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

Perfect winter holiday destinations, if you’re based in Qatar.

19 November, 2019
UPDATE: before you choose your destination, check the current covid situation there to make sure you’ll be allowed to enter the country, and what documents you need to present! So this one is for all of you Qatar-based families who are still not sure where to travel for the winter break. Been there, done that! […]
Flying mom 101. Frequently asked questions.
Travel Tips

Flying mom 101. Frequently asked questions.

08 November, 2019
If you are anything like me, congratulations, you must be a typical Type-A traveler! Wanting to have all the details of your trip sorted before departure becomes your #1 priority. You’re worrying about every single small thing that can go wrong and google millions of questions. Personally, my biggest issues always revolve around airports – […]
Traveling in your twenties vs traveling in your thirties.
Lifestyle

Traveling in your twenties vs traveling in your thirties.

29 October, 2019
Hello, my fellow 30-somethings! Have you ever prepared for a trip and suddenly thought: “Damn, my 20-year-old self would not recognize or approve of what I have become!”. ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah, me too! I had this revelation when I was packing for our road trip back in 2019. It really made me laugh out loud! I […]
5 lifesaving tips to survive (and enjoy!) a road trip with small kids.
Travel Tips

5 lifesaving tips to survive (and enjoy!) a road trip with small kids.

22 October, 2019
As you already know, back in 2019 we’d temporarily shifted from Qatar to Poland. And what better way to celebrate moving to a different continent than by organizing a road trip with kids, somewhere new? ๐Ÿ™‚ It started quite innocently, a simple idea to visit friends in Hamburg, Germany. Sounds basic, right? We thought so […]
Lisbon with kids.
Destinations

Lisbon with kids.

01 October, 2019
Mamas! Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your beloved hubby gets to enjoy himself abroad on a business trip while you stay home on babysitting duty, with all the jealousy cleverly concealed underneath a โ€œhave fun, darling!โ€ smile? Guilty! That was what triggered me and resulted in our Lisbon family adventure! When […]
10 things to keep in mind while packing for a family vacation.
Travel Tips

10 things to keep in mind while packing for a family vacation.

24 September, 2019
Traveling with kids is challenging for so many reasons and in so many ways. Among hundreds of things that can go wrong, we need to do our best to make sure that whatever is under our control is executed perfectly. Packing wisely for a family vacation is one of those things. Below list has been […]
Best and worst bullet journal travel spreads.
Travel Tips

Best and worst bullet journal travel spreads.

20 September, 2019
Those who met me know how crazy I am about everything related to bullet journaling, in addition to being a stationery junkie. It started as a love-hate relationship – I have absolutely zero talent in the drawing department, and setting up each notebook was an enormous challenge. Now, after over two years into journaling, Iโ€™m […]
10 worst packing mistakes I keep on making.
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10 worst packing mistakes I keep on making.

16 September, 2019
Packing. Something Iโ€™ll probably never be good at. It literally took me YEARS to become a decent packer, which I donโ€™t quite understand considering my obsession with time management and organizing (sorry, Marie Kondo!). Rookie mistakes still happen, frustration follows. Now, with three kids in tow, the bar has been raised even further. My list […]