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Lady Anne’s Insider Secrets on Traveling and Working in Dubai…

Hear the word Dubai and you probably think expensive.

And yes, with an economy built on the booming oil industry, the millionaires per square mile are higher than average.

But today, Dubai’s main revenue comes from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.  Famed for its skyscrapers, high-rise buildings and ambitious projects including man-made islands, hotels, and shopping malls it’s no wonder tourists are flocking to Dubai.

Local expert, Lady Anne shares her story moving to Dubai and what expat life is like in the ever changing city and the business and cultural hub of the Middle East…

Ruins of the Urartu Kingdom; Yerevan, Armenia

Only a fool discounts the events of the past and their effects on future actions. History not only serves to shape what we become, both as an individual and as a society, but also can be used to predict what might yet occur.

And if there’s one nation that has had to learn from the past but still move beyond it, it’s Armenia.

And where it would be easy to sweep history under the rug and move on, the nation has decided to showcase both its architecture and its stories.Continue

Take a Bath; Tbilisi, Georgia

Feeling weary?

Sore muscles?

Looking for a little R & R?

Maybe you should take a bath?

If you’re in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi, escape from your hotel and visit one of the city’s many sulfur baths. Continue

Discover the Walled Secrets of Acre Israel

Seldom do ancient cities survive the ebbs and flows of time.

Whether through war, famine or erosion it is not uncommon to see a populated center turn into ruins over the span of centuries.

When a place does manage to maintain its luster it becomes a rare gem, giving visitors the opportunity to travel through time by simply passing through its walls.

Such is the case with Acre IsraelContinue

Scuba Dive the Red Sea; Aqaba, Jordan

Mention Jordan and you’re likely to conjure up images of the Arabian desert.

Perhaps you will think of Petra.

Maybe the Jordan River or the Dead Sea will come to mind.

However, you are unlikely to think of scuba diving and snorkeling and Aqaba’s Red Sea is one of the country’s best kept secrets.

At the southwest tip of the country stands Aqaba, on the shores of the Red Sea.  Within the last ten years, the gulf city has become known as a premium destination for luxury resorts, high-class hotels, and for its variety of water sports.Continue