Istanbul

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After a long but enjoyable flight from the United States via London we finally arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. Crowded and chaotic, the taxi line was our first glimpse at how things might function in Turkey. It took forever to get a taxi, but once inside, our glimpse of craziness turned into one of beauty. The bustling city is a museum in itself, full of history and architectural design created over the course of many civilizations, old and modern, that holds on to it’s heritage while comfortably adapting to western influences.

Riviera Maya – Mexico

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After dealing with several months of cold winter weather, we decided to head south and find ourselves some sunshine. We found just what we were looking for in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just 45 minutes south of Cancun. With many beautiful hotels, beaches, ancient ruins and a visit to the relaxing town of Tulum, our thoughts of winter faded.

Paris in November

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Paris for us is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Europe. Whenever we are yearning to explore and immerse ourselves into one of the greatest cultures of the world, we pack our bags and go. Over the years we have experienced the well know tourist attractions but also the simple treasures that Paris holds in almost every corner of the city.  Walking through the distinctly different neighborhoods, and indulging in the absurdly fresh local cuisine, we quickly understood why the French are so passionate about their country.

Return to Dubai

 

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Dubai is an exciting place to visit. It’s a city that is experiencing such new growth and it seems as if everyone wants to be a part of this journey to create something new and grand to see. The architectural designs of the buildings are reason enough to visit. We couldn’t wait to explore this city for a second time.

 

Galibelle

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With my friend Ana Seixas at Galibelle Oasis Centre

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Four Seasons Maldives – Restaurants

 

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The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru has several restaurants on their property. The quality of the food, and the service by every member of the staff was very impressive. Every meal was incredible. We were told there is a garden on the island, where many vegetables they serve are grown. We decided to take the breakfast and dinner package. This made our dining decisions very simple. You pay in advance, then order off the menu, choosing anything you like.