Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#TravelTuesday: The Big Move To Dubai

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View From My Front Door
September 24th marked my 2 month anniversary of moving to Dubai and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to accept a flight attendant job in Dubai and move to the other side of the world but I'm glad I took a leap of faith and went for it. The last two months have been a complete rollercoaster of emotions for me, but lets start from the beginning.

On July 24th 2014 I landed in the sweltering heat of Dubai with 50kg of my belongings, exhaustion from my 20+ hours of travel time with no sleep, and a dream. That dream was to travel the world...and get paid for it! As you all know I love to travel (that's what my blog is all about afteral!) but I'm sure you also all know how hard it is to work a "job" and save for one lousy 2 week holiday, maybe, if you can manage to afford it after all your bills. Now I can say that dream is a reality living here in Dubai as a flight attendant for the worlds most international flight company.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

#TravelTuesday: Pura Vida Costa Rica #tripofalifetime!

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Pura Vida - Pure Life, it's what the Costa Ricans live by. Last month I was in Costa Rica leading a #tripofalifetime for a bunch of grad students from Canada in a place just outside the city of Liberia for the company S-Trip! It may sound tedious having to watch out for a bunch of drunk 17/18 year olds who just graduated but I have to say I actually really enjoyed myself despite the lack of sleep. The students ended up being some of the coolest people and for the most part they were pretty well behaved. Of course there was all the things you expect like sneaking out after hours, changing rooms, super drunk ramblings, cuts, scrapes and even some bee stings (myself included on that one) but overall it was a solid group of around 150.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

#TravelTuesday: Top 5 Places I've Visited

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Last week I brought you my Top 5 Places I Want To Visit so I only thought it was fitting to now tell you my top 5 places I've already visited and why I love them! If after this list you aren't satisfied and want to take a look at ALL the places I've visited you can check out my Travel Bragging page. I usually keep this page up to date as to where I am, where I've been, where I'm going next.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

#TravelTuesday: The Top 5 Places I Want To Visit

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Painting by Michael Tompsett

I'm now counting the days until I move to Dubai on July 24th and I thought it would be fun to fantasize about all the places I'm going to be flying to and what my top 5 desired destinations are! To be clear this is a list of places I haven't yet been to. I've been very blessed to have traveled quite a bit in my life and if you want to see the full list of where I've been you can do so HERE.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

#TravelTuesday: Keep Calm and Move To Dubai

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On May 18th at exactly 11:30pm EST I received a phone call that has forever changed my life. In my previous post I spoke about how I had interviewed with Emirates on a whim through a suggestion from a friend and now that whim is taking me on my next big life adventure. I received my "Golden Call" as they call it in Emirates world to officially be asked to join the company as a flight attendant and be based in Dubai, UAE. I. FREAKED. OUT.