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Visiting Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, Global Village

Before heading back to the pad, we drove out onto The Palm. Really, from the ground you can’t see much. From above it’s an...

Burj al Arab, Heritage Village, The Souks in Deira

The day started with a quick trip to the store, but there’s nowhere in Dubai where there isn’t something to gaze at. One of...

Dinner at Reem al Bawadi; Nightcap at Shakespeare’s

Later in the evening, Stephen wanted to take us out to an Arabic restaurant for dinner. Nduku asked if it was a fancy restaurant,...

Our Day Trip to Abu Dhabi, UAE

You know, I used to think that the United Arab Emirates was a part of Saudi Arabia. Seriously. I thought it was a special...

Strolling Through Emirates Mall in Dubai

Since Nduku’s sister and brother-in-law had to work, they got us tickets for the hop on hop off Big Bus tour so we can...

Najwa Running Around After the Dubai Creek Cruise

After we debarked from the hour-long cruise in Dubai Creek, we had a little time to wait until The Big Bus came back through....

Enjoying the Grass in the Deserts of Dubai

When I finally woke up, not sure what time it was nor what time my body thought it was, I went to the bathroom...

Just Getting to Dubai Was an Adventure in Itself

It’s been years since my last international flight. Pre-9/11 actually. Back then, though, the traveling abroad was back and forth to Germany where my...

Random Day in the Life

Road Trip to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

We have about three months before our first child joins us, but it's never too early to take her out on a road trip....

Thoughtful Friend

Najwa is recognized for being a thoughtful friend.

Najwa Makes Her Dewey Beach Debut

What to do for Labor Day weekend? Reminiscing about last year’s trip to the beach, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to take...

I Would Like Najwa To Consider Being A Scientist Of Some Sort, So I Got Her A Microscope

When is it still too young to start buying gifts that don't come in bright colors, make baby sounds or have long fake hair?...

Mapping Our Walking Tour of Manhattan

The lady and I were in New York this weekend, visiting Ingrid, one of Nduku’s friends. We were fortunate to stay at Ingrid’s Bed...

Hiking Whiteoak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah Mountains

Looking for a place to visit among the mountains of the Shenandoah, I randomly picked a hiking trail that led to a waterfall. ...

Dad Job #1: Ensuring Our Little Girls Don’t Grow Up to be ‘Little Girls’

Being a dad to a daughter has its challenges, for sure, but none is more important than encouraging our little girls to explore the world and become whoever they want to be.