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Staying with a Qatari Family

  If you followed along on Facebook and Instagram last month, you know I spent a week with family friends in Doha, Qatar. It was a unique experience because it’s one thing to travel to a new place, something else to travel to a new place solo, and yet another to actually live with locals.… Continue reading Staying with a Qatari Family

Qatar · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Eat in Qatar: Breakfast

Okay, so I ate a LOT of incredible food in Qatar! So much, in fact, that I decided to break down my usual “What I Ate” blog post into five: Beverages, Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, and Snacks and Sweets! There were just too many pictures and descriptions to fit into one blog post, so here it… Continue reading What to Eat in Qatar: Breakfast

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Qatar Airways Lounge, DOH

My trip to Doha on Qatar Airways was definitely one to remember, and the experience was only enhanced by their world-class lounge at Hammad International Airport (DOH)! So I decided to give you a sneak peek—even in the shower! The lounge is announcement-free, which is nice for resting purposes, but that means you have to… Continue reading Qatar Airways Lounge, DOH

Packing for Women · Qatar · Uncategorized

What to Wear in Doha, Qatar

It’s a very special What I Wore Wednesday! My recent trip to Qatar gave me a little bit of a packing challenge: what to pack for heat and humidity well over 100-degrees Fahrenheit that provides enough coverage. The solution was linen, light cotton, and some interchangeable pieces. Here’s what I came up with, and hopefully… Continue reading What to Wear in Doha, Qatar

DC Tours · Uncategorized · Washington DC

D.C. Tours to Request in Advance

It’s tour time in D.C.! Well, it’s basically always tour time in D.C. And for that reason, there are some tours you must–I repeat–MUST request in advance! Here’s a quick list of the most coveted tours and all the details on exactly how to request each one. The White House The most coveted, particular, and difficult… Continue reading D.C. Tours to Request in Advance

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Arabian Nights in Qatar

The Middle East is hot. It just is. The sun is relentless during the summer days, so people often sleep late, enjoy museums and shopping in air conditioned buildings during the day, and do much of their living at night! The sun goes down around 6:30pm and comes up around 4:30am, so the hours in… Continue reading Arabian Nights in Qatar

Qatar · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Drink in Qatar

This is a first for the blog! This is not my typical “What I Ate” post. I ate and drank so many new things on my trip to Qatar, I decided to do a post all about just the beverages! And stay tuned; I’ll be blogging all about breakfast, lunch, and supper in the coming… Continue reading What to Drink in Qatar

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Travel Mistakes (You May Be Making)

No one likes to be corrected–perhaps especially not me! But no one also likes to do the wrong things–perhaps especially when traveling and being outside of what is familiar. So I’m my sweet, traveling husband and I have put our heads together to come up with a list of mistakes we and others have made… Continue reading Travel Mistakes (You May Be Making)

Qatar · Uncategorized · what to pack

What Men and Women Wear in the Middle East

It’s a very special What I Wore Wednesday! This week it’s not about what I would wear, but what the Qatari people traditionally wear. My trip to Qatar was fascinating, and I learned so much! One of the things that concerned me most was dressing appropriately, but I really had nothing to worry about. Qatar… Continue reading What Men and Women Wear in the Middle East

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What to Know Before You Visit Qatar

Is Qatar on your “to go” list? I recently had a unique opportunity to visit some family friends there this summer, and I learned so much! So I came up with this great list of things to know before you go! Terminology The official language of Qatar is Arabic. All the words below are spelled… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Qatar