Feature: Insights from Rachel Warren Wilson


I love the thought of being able to fly just a few hours and experience a whole new world. You can go from mountains to beaches to jungles, from hot to cold, and taste entirely new things you’ve never tried before. I get excited planning my trips to countries I’ve never visited before, getting to know the hidden spots only locals know about, and of course, taking some amazing pictures! Continue reading

Feature: Insights from Joan and Angela Semanda


Joan: I love to travel because new experiences enrich my life in so many ways. I am a people watcher; I love to learn by watching and staying in the background. Travel allows me to do this and gives me the freedom to do so because no one knows me. Overall I always get a new perspective on life when I travel.

Angela: I love getting out of the little box of the world I live in to experience other people’s culture. It’s easy to think the world ends at the end of your town but traveling helps me broaden my mind. I also love trying out new food and picking up different languages and learning that we are so different but still so similar. Continue reading

Dubai Miracle Garden – a visual journey

The Dubai Miracle Garden was exactly that – a miracle in the desert. With millions of natural flowers astonishingly shaped and designed into all kinds of things like castles, houses, aeroplanes and spectacular walkways.

Visiting the garden in the night time offered a unique experience of it’s own. The weather was cool, the environment was very calm and the structured flowers came to life with glowing lights all around. The enormous garden is complete with sitting areas, souvenir shops as well as Pizza Hut! Continue reading

Four places to see in Cairo (besides the Pyramids)

Aside from touring the pyramids which I talk about here, there was lots to see in the historic city of Cairo, Egypt – all of which can be accomplished in one day!

The four sites below are my highlights. However, aside from the Egyptian Museum, a Papyrus Institute, the Coptic (Christian) area and the River Nile on a Felucca (boat) that I talk about below, we saw so much more… Continue reading