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    Essence Festival in New Orleans

    ALL ABOARD July started off with a bang in Nawlins (New Orleans) at the Essence Festival. I rode the Amtrak train there. It was a 7-hour train ride. For my fellow explorers, if you’ve never rode the Amtrak train before, try it. It’s an experience and a comfortable one. PROS CONS AIN’T NO PLACE LIKE IT New Orleans is in a class all by itself. The culture, cuisine, people, street cars, art, St. Charles Avenue, the French Quarters, the Riverwalk, the music, live bands, hospitality, and restaurants. There’s no place like it. The reason Essence continues to bring the festival back annually since 1995. If you’ve never been to Essence…

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    8 Things To Do in Abu Dhabi

    8 Things To Do In Abu Dhabi. On my first visit to the United Arab Emirates, I went to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In 2020, we lived in Abu Dhabi. Due to the onset of a global pandemic, we did not get to venture out much. Even though Dubai is my favorite emirate, Abu Dhabi will forever hold a special place in my heart. You’ll soon find out why. Fun Facts About Abu Dhabi: These are the 8 places I went to on my first visit to Abu Dhabi. 1/Jebel Hafit (Hafeet) Mountain Jebel Hafit was not on my initial places to visit but I am so happy to add…

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    14 Things To Do In Dubai

    My first solo trip was to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was THE place to travel. Others had traveled and came back with wonderful stories and posted lovely pics on social media. Thorough research revealed it was safe for a female solo traveler. Below you will find 14 things to do in Dubai. I enjoyed some of these on my first solo trip and others while living in the UAE. 1/Natureland Spa @ Rixos JBR Hotel – Turkish Hammam I recommend scheduling a spa visit on the day of arrival or the day after. The travel journey can take a toll on your mental and physical health. To rejuvenate…