One Happy Island

Aruba is known to be a very happy island and I had the opportunity to see just why. This Dutch island has brightly colored houses, dazzling turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. The people are very diverse in color and their native language is Papiamento, which sounds like a cross between Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch….

The Lost City

Valleys, sandstone, sun-baked clay and salty waters….Jordan is a real sight to see. My good friend Heather and I visited Jordan during the Eid holiday back in September and we were not limited in the many photo ops Jordan had to offer. We started our exploration at the Dead Sea where we lathered ourselves in…

The Journey continues….

Hey Bloggies! Your favorite traveling teacher is back. Yes, I know it’s been a while but let’s just say that I’ve been a wee bit busy. So let me fill you in….. My two year contract with ADEC ended in August of 2015 and I decided not to renew, however, I chose to stay in…

Nikki in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal is a city of temples and shrines and a rich religious and cultural history. It is wedged directly in between China and India. Its beautiful landscape boasts magnificent views of the most eye-catching mountain peaks and valleys in the world. The highest mountain peak in the world, the Himalaya Mountains, can be seen from…

Grecian Holiday

Before returning home last summer I took a trip to Greece. I spent three days in the capital, Athens and another 3 days on the beautiful island of Santorini. Greece was everything I had imagined it to be: historical, exciting, and beautiful! In Athens, I toured the city via Hop-on/Hop-off bus. A two-day pass allowed…

Traveling tips

Planning: Thoroughly research the country you want to visit (trip advisor, books, blogs, etc.). Decide on what you want to do/see when you arrive to this country; figure out how you will navigate the country while there (train, local flight, shuttles, ferry, etc.). Start pricing international flights and accomodations about 1-3 months in advance. Set a realistic…

Mission Un-Impossible: Kenya, Africa

Kenya, Africa: A scenic, culturally rich landscape, filled with vibrant people, blue skies, vast jungles, and ferocious animals. Traveling around the world is amazing! But the best part about it is the people you meet along the way. When I backpacked through Europe 2 years ago, I met so many amazing people, heard tons of unique…

Border Run

February 2014- My buddy Devin, her friend Patricia and I went on a camping trip to Oman. Oman is a bordering country of the UAE. It was a 4 hour drive from Al Ain to Khasab, in which required us to drive through three of the emirates before landing at the Oman border in Ras Al Kaimah…

Thailand

During my winter break before heading back to the states I visited Thailand. Thailand is located in Southeast Asia, off the coast of the Andaman Sea. Acclaimed for its tasty food, captivating culture, tropical climate, extreme entertainment, breathtaking views, and dreamy islands, Thailand is a must see! Bangkok, made famous by the popular movie “The Hangover” is the capital of Thailand. Bangkok is a…

A Moment of Reflection

Happy Holidays!!!! As Christmas approaches, my anxiousness is sky-rocketing. This Christmas will probably be the best Christmas I’ve had since my college days; when I used to go back to New York from Atlanta. I have been living overseas for 4 months now and it hasn’t been a walk in the park. Although things have…

The Adjustment: A rough start

1. the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. Moving to a foreign place requires a massive adjustment period. For some, adjusting can be effortless but for others it can break them down and make them fall into an extreme state of…

The Dress Code

The fact is….there is a dress code in the Middle East. In the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Native women wear a Black Abaya and a Sheyla, while the men wear a Kandura and a Gutra. Although this is traditional wear for the locals, all visitors are expected to abide by a dress code that is…