American Southwest Family Vacation

We followed historic Route 66 on our way to see the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, plus much more in New Mexico and Arizona.

End of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Here are our stories from two and a half years of living in Saudi Arabia while exploring the region.

Excursions to Oman

On two different trips, we strolled Muscat, hiked Wadi Shab, and sailed a dhow through the fjords of Musandam.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Bahrain

To round out our Spring Break to Oman and Dubai, we extended our layover in Bahrain and spent a couple days exploring the city. In addition to catching several movies and shopping at the City Center mall, we also visited the Qal'at al-Bahrain, explored the Bahrain National Museum, and strolled through the Bab al-Bahrain souq.
Inside Qal'at al-Bahrain (IG@PSCblog)
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Legoland Dubai

Rough draft, just for the photos. We spent a fun-filled day at the Legoland #Waterpark and #legoland Amusement park in the Dubai world complex. Here's how we planned our day. Anchor1.
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Khasab, Oman

HD city tour of khasab on day 3 morning and drop to Dubai
We ended our time in Oman with a visit to the museum inside #Khasabcastle to learn more about traditional Omani life. After that, we headed into the UAE where we had several entertainment options to choose from #outsidedubai. Anchor1.
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Monday, April 03, 2017

Dhow Cruise - Fjords of Musandam

The reason we came to Khasab, Oman was to see the fjords of Musandam. During our 6 hour cruise through the majestic landscape, we saw several pods of dolphins, the historic Telegraph Island, and lots more!

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Jebel Harim - The Mountain of Women

We started our spring break vacation with a mountain safari to Jebel Harim over the rugged terrain of the #musandam mountains? Anchor1. Adding to the adventure, rains last week made some roads nearly impassable. Emphasis on "nearly".



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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Oman Excursions

We visited Oman two different times for a long weekend each time. We enjoyed our time there so much that it made sense to create a summary page for our excursions to Oman. We highly recommend visiting Muscat, Wadi Shab, and taking a dhow cruise in the fjords of Musandam.


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We spent two and a half years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on our second tour in the Foreign Service with the US Department of State. As you migh...

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