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Dune Bashing Desert Safari in Qatar

I held on, white-knuckled, as we drove 60mph over endless sand dunes, up vertical hills, steep drops down the other side, the back end of our car fishtailing wildly. I gritted my teeth. Welcome to a desert safari in...

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October 2017 Month In Review

October was the month of two firsts: Drew and I cumulatively spent more hours in airplanes than any previous month in our lives (87 hours, give or take, combined). The weather in Shenzhen turned to bliss. Yes, I said...

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The Intercontinental Doha the City

My introduction to Doha left me questioning my entire plan. After arriving off an overnight flight from London, I was looking forward to a short ride to the hotel, where a soft bed and blackout curtains surely awaited...

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Kyoto: Geishas, Soba & Bamboo

Kyoto and I didn’t get off on the best foot. When we arrived in Kyoto, after an amazing trip down from Tokyo on the high speed train Japan is known for, we expected smooth sailing in this small city. Our AirBnB...

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What to Eat in Japan: The Beginner’s Guide

You can visit Japan for its history, its culture, its nature, or its hyper-modern cities. But if you don’t dive into Japanese food headfirst, you are missing a huge chunk of Japanese life. The Japanese food scene...