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5 Kid-free Days in Langkawi

I couldn’t close the door. It was 11:30 PM and the house was asleep – except for the husband and I, tiptoeing out the front door, suitcase in tow. Suitcase. Singular. One bag for two people. This hasn’t happened in four years: were were going…

Arabian Nights Village: Serenity, At Last

My experience with local desert safaris has been limited to the cheap, run-of-the-mill tourist packages based out of Dubai. To a newcomer who isn’t seeking the romanticized ambience I had envisioned, these fit the bill nicely. Escape the bustling city, bash some dunes, and feast…

Staycationing in the Middle of Nowhere

Back home before we came here, our family used to spend a lot of time in the outdoors- taking trips to the countryside, hiking, exploring the natural world around us. Since moving here, between the summer temperatures that prohibit spending anytime outdoors and the centralization…