Budapest, Hungary – What to do in Budapest?

I was pleasantly surprised by Budapest, Hungary. There are so many historical landmarks within this city. The 2 mainre are 2 areas in Budapest which are separated by the Danube river. The land on the east side of the river is called Buda, and the west side of the river is Pest, creating Budapest. The cities became united in 1873, making the new name of the capital Budapest. At one point the Celts (people of the Iron Age) settled in Budapest, it was than later occupied by the Romans and then much later ruled by the Turks. Afterter the Ottoman Empire, the … [ Read more ]

Phuket, Thailand – What to see and things to do

Phuket, Thailand. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been. Personally, I enjoy Thailand because of it’s beautiful beaches, cheap scooter/motorbike rentals, daily foot massages, dining and fitness facilities. Phuket is Thailand’s largest island located in the south. There are 32 small islands off the coast of Phuket. The land is mostly mountainous with a mountain range in the west of the island, from the north to south and the west coast has several sandy beaches, whereas east coast beaches are often muddy. Gorgeous landscape for motorbiking in. You’re riding up in the mountains then dropping down Oceanside. The … [ Read more ]

Snowboarding The Tyrolean Alps at St Anton, Austria

We hit the slopes in St. Anton, Austria to see what the conditions were like in February. Conditions were spectacular! Such a great mountain to ride on. Reminds me of the Great Canadian Rockies. St Anton (also known as Sankt Anton am Arlberg) is located in eastern Austria. This resort village is known for it’s winter and summer activities. This is an interesting fact about St Anton: Ski instructors originated from here and emigrated to the United States in the 1930s. I came across St Anton for snowboarding because it’s listed in the top 5 of places to … [ Read more ]

Hotels on The Palm (Jumeirah) in Dubai, UAE

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island and it was created by using land reclamation. Land reclamation is carried out by filling the area with large amounts of heavy rock and/or cement, then filling with clay and dirt until the desired height is reached. The Palm Jumeirah is the first palm completed and there are other palms and man-made islands awaiting completion. In June 2001, The Palm Jumeirah started construction and residential residence began moving onto the palm in 2006. In 2009, the Palm Jumeirah Monorail was added. A 5.4km (3.4) mile monorail connecting the Atlantis Hotel to the mainland of … [ Read more ]

Dubai – Top Things To Do in Dubai

Dubai is known for it’s over the top extremities. Architecture, shopping, dining, waterparks and adrenalin pulsing entertainment. There is so much to do in Dubai. If you have been to Las Vegas (Nevada) this makes Las Vegas look like a McDonalds PlayPlace (room). There are so many things to do in Dubai. Let’s take a look at the things you can do in Dubai. The Burj Al Arab Also known as ‘The Sail’, it repeatedly voted the world’s most luxurious hotel. The hotel is located on it’s own man made island, overlooking the sea. A spectacular piece of architecture, the … [ Read more ]

Where To Stay In Dubai When Traveling for Business

There are so many areas to stay in Dubai! Where should I stay??  Dubai Creek? Deira? Downtown Dubai?? Al Barsha near the Mall of the Emirates?  Barsha Heights, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Bur Dubai and The World Trade Center…. It’s a long list! Below is a recommended summary of hotels located in the areas listed above. Keep in mind, it can be relatively easy to get around in Dubai since taxis are quite cheap and the Dubai Metro is a great way of commuting. 1. Sofitel Dubai Downtown (5 Star Hotel) The … [ Read more ]

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia – What Hotels Should I Stay At? Top 5 Hotels

So you’re traveling to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia? Perhaps it’s your first time traveling to Al Khobar or even Saudi Arabia in general? Not to worry! It’s not that bad.  Luckily, Al Khobar is located in the Eastern Province/State of Saudi Arabia. It’s a bit more liberal than other areas of Saudi. Often in other areas of Saudi, women are asked to cover their heads/hair with a hijab. But, in Khobar, you’re no longer required.  YAY! Women can not drive, while men can. So for us women, we just call a driver. Use a drive that has been recommended to you by your … [ Read more ]

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina Circuit) – Where to Stay?

Abu Dhabi is a well set up city for big events. They have an island dedicated to the events. The island includes a large mall, waterpark, hotels and of course, the Formula 1 circuit.Yas Island is a great choice for those who are interested in theme parks, entertainment and relaxation. Here is a map of where the Formula 1 Circuit is pertaining to Yas Island. First off, the airport code for Abu Dhabi is AUH. Another option to arrive in Abu Dhabi is to fly in through Dubai (DXB), rent a car and make the 125km drive to the circuit. If you’re looking … [ Read more ]

What Hotel Should I stay at during Formula 1 (F1) in Bahrain?

Choosing a hotel during this special time in Bahrain (usually in April) can be quite a daunting task. Thankfully, I have created a helpful list of hotels within 10km or less in the area of the Bahrain International Circuit. First of all, it is important to know where the Formula 1 circuit is located in Bahrain. As seen in the map below, the International circuit is located south of the main city in Bahrain. It is located 40km away from the Bahrain International Airport (BAH). 1. First off, the closest 5 star hotel  to the circuits is the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa … [ Read more ]

Bahrain Cost Friendly Hotels

Going to Bahrain for the Weekend? Here is a list of cost friendly Hotels with pools in Bahrain: 1. Ramada Hotel and Suites Amwaj Islands  The Perks of this hotel: Under $100 USD/night 4 Star Hotel Located on Amwaj Island Walking distance to the Amwaj Lagoon (Shopping & Restaurants) Outdoor swimming pool Spa Ladies Salon Check your travel dates for Ramada Hotel and Suites Amwaj Island here.   2. Elite Seef Residence The Perks of this hotel: Under $100 USD/night 4 Star Hotel 12 Minute walk from the beach Outdoor Pool and Spa Seef Mall is 1 km away … [ Read more ]