Summer Road Trip Part 3: Santa Barbara

  Two weeks into our California road trip, we hit Santa Barbara, and a definite change of pace. Santa Barbara lies a couple of hours North of LA, and is a lot quirkier and more laid back. The city was the birthplace of the Spanish architecture revival in this part… View Post

Summer Road Trip Part 2: Carmel and Big Sur

After spending a week in LA at the start of the summer, we headed North to Carmel and Big Sur. This part of the coast looks very different to our last visit in 2015. In case you missed the news, this part of California has been hit hard by fires… View Post

Summer Road Trip Part 1: LA, Baby.

“Did you change your tickets?” asked the check-in agent. “Er, no,” I replied. “Only I can’t find you on the system.”  I’m not going to lie. Our summer trip began with me trying to do calm breathing (in for five, out for seven) and not have a heart attack. It… View Post

Essentials for a Family Road Trip

  With just eight weeks to go until the end of the school year, we’re officially on countdown to our annual summer road trip. This year should be exciting. We’re flying to Los Angeles and driving down the coast to San Diego. Then we’ll turn inland to see Palm Springs and the… View Post

5 Reasons to Go Back to Dubai

The more I travel, the more I feel like different destinations have their own personalities. Take France, for example. France wants you to have a nice time, but to learn something while you’re there. Spain, in contrast, just wants you to have fun, and not take it too seriously. And… View Post