Middle East

I’m hoping this is self explanatory but you can find any posts on Middle Eastern destinations here.

Qatar One Year On - Doha skyline at dust with a dhow boat in the aqua waters on the right

Qatar – one year on

It has been 365 days. 365 days since we got on a plane with many (many, many) suitcases. 365 days since we left our lives in Qatar to start a new life in Singapore. And, serendipitously, today is Eid, a time when celebrations would have been all over the city (pre-COVID, of course). It seemed […] Read more…

Joran With Kids - The reddish desolate landscape between Petra and Wadi Rum against a bright blue sky with hazy hills and mountains in the far distance

Jordan with kids – tips and planning

One of the most common questions we get about previous family trips is about taking our kids to Jordan. Jordan might be a bucket list destination for many but the region makes many parents nervous about travelling there with kids. I’ll give you the same answer I give our friends: Travelling to Jordan with kids […] Read more…

Things To Do In Jordan - Petra's Treasury stands majestically in the background with some tourists taking pictures of it. Two camels are lying down in the sand in the foreground.

Things to do in Jordan

Jordan was, and remains, one of our most memorable trips. Ever. From ancient ruins and desert camping to surreal floating experiences and beaches on crystal clear water, it has so, so much to offer. We absolutely loved our trip to Jordan and would highly recommend it as a trip for any family. I’ve written extensively […] Read more…

Baseball Mom - Thing 2 with 2 of his coaches and his 9 teammates sitting on the stairs in the hotel. The coaches are standing behind them holding the Qatari flag.

Becoming a “Baseball Mom”

On Wednesday night, for the first time in his life, I went to sleep in my house and Thing 1 wasn’t there. We’ve been away together and I’ve been away without him. But if I’ve gone to bed in our house, wherever that’s been, he’s been there. It was a strange feeling and left me […] Read more…

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