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Laura’s Bio

Laura is a Riyadh based travel blogger, entrepreneur and designer. She runs an award winning blog, Blue Abaya, which covers her journey and explorations in Saudi Arabia and beyond. Laura is mother to two multicultural kids, who like herself are true nomads at heart. They love discovering new places, collecting seashells on beaches and walking through magical forests.

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7 Best Family Beaches on the Arabian Peninsula!

A relaxing day at the beach during summers is a great activity for families! Here are five amazing beaches located in different places around the Arabian Peninsula that are perfect to visit with your kids. Read More

Posted on September 20, 2017

5 family summer escapes for Eid Holidays!

Are you planning a family vacation for this summer’s Eid break? The perfect places to spend Eid Al Fitr are locations where one can relax with beautiful scenery, recharging after Ramadan and enjoying quality time with the family. Read More

Posted on June 15, 2017

10 steps to boost your child’s immunity when travelling

Travelling can be fun and relaxing but it can also be stressful especially for us moms. At the end of the day travelling and seeing new places takes a toll on both adults and children. Read More

Posted on January 31, 2017

Smart hacks to save money when planning a vacation with your kids

I often hear the question: “How do you manage to travel so much with the kids”? It must be so expensive! Well I’ve got good news for you because if you plan your trips well ahead and research properly, you can make it happen for a very affordable cost. Read More

Posted on December 22, 2016

Gifts for mom and toddlers who love to travel

When it comes to traveling with small kids moms can greatly improve their experience with a few tricks up their sleeves. The following list has some great ideas for what to get a traveling mommy to make their trips even more enjoyable! Read More

Posted on August 29, 2016

8 places to escape the heat in the Gulf

Believe it or not there are places in the Gulf region where the weather is cooler even during the hottest summer months. A trip outside of the region is not always necessary to escape the heat. Check out some of these suggestions for a cool escape with your family! Read More

Posted on July 25, 2016

Lesser known travel destinations in Europe for summer

This summer check out some of these lesser known gems in Europe with your family! There’s so much more to discover on the paths less traveled.

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Posted on June 21, 2016

14 Ways to Survive a Flight with kids

With the upcoming summer holidays parents everywhere are planning for vacations which often involves flying with kids. As a frequent traveler myself, I have gone through a certain trial and error process with trying to find out ways to cope onboard with my two kids.

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Posted on May 19, 2016

Desert Trip Check List With Kids

Want to visit the desert but not sure where to head or what to take with you? Going out for the first time might feel scary at first, but it’s good to keep a few safety tips in mind and be well prepared to ensure everything will go as smoothly as possible.

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Posted on April 21, 2016

Ten reasons to Travel With Kids

People often ask me, how do you do it? How do you travel with the children still being so young? When I get this question, it does seem like an intimidating and frightening thought, when just getting the kids to dress and move out

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Posted on February 02, 2016

Out and About with Laura

Hello there everyone! My name is Laura and I run a website geared at helping expats make the most out of their time in Saudi Arabia. I'm also a freelance travel writer and photographer.

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Posted on November 10, 2015

Read more from our Moms

15 Minutes of high-intensity interval training for busy moms!

I’m sure you’ve heard of HIIT workouts before, right? If not, well then read on and thank me later. HIIT is an acronym for ‘high intensity interval training’...Read more

Posted on November 22, 2017

The Importance of Saying No To Your Children

Why didn’t anyone tell me how hard parenting is? Don’t get me wrong I love my little one and I can’t imagine my world without her. Everything I do and every decision I make is made with how it will impact her in mind... Read more

Posted on October 23, 2017

10 tips to set a sleeping routine for your toddler

Let’s face it: some of you would say that it’s too early for a one year old to get into the habit of regular sleeping patterns and some of you would fear it might be too late any time after. Read more

Posted on October 03, 2017

7 Best Family Beaches on the Arabian Peninsula!

A relaxing day at the beach is a great activity for families! Here are five amazing beaches located in different places around the Arabian Peninsula that are perfect to visit with your kids. Read more

Posted on September 20, 2017

9 simple desk exercises for working mamas

As a mother with a full time job, one of my main struggles is finding the time to work out. I truly believe that this struggle extends to almost everyone. Time is fleeting and we feel it every day. Read more

Posted on August 28, 2017

Benefits of Art Therapy for Children with Special Needs

Art is a wonderful venue for people of all ages. Open the world of art to children and the sky is the limit. Now unlock the wonders of art for a Special Needs child and amazing things can happen. Read more

Posted on July 24, 2017

Ways to help your mom and toddler stay active!

The importance and necessity of exercise in our daily lives is often forgotten, especially here in the Middle East. This is evident in our health-related statistics like the high rate of diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, and the list goes on. Read more

Posted on July 06, 2017

5 family summer escapes for Eid Holidays!

Are you planning a family vacation for this summer’s Eid break? The perfect places to spend Eid Al Fitr are locations where one can relax with beautiful scenery, recharging after Ramadan and enjoying quality time with the family. Read more

Posted on June 15, 2017

Make time to care for your own well-being mamas!

As a mother, you need to look after yourself - after all, your mental and physical health has never been relied upon or tested more! Here are three simple self-care steps that will help you: Read more

Posted on April 27, 2017

10 steps to boost your child’s immunity when travelling

Travelling can be fun and relaxing but it can also be stressful especially for us moms. At the end of the day travelling and seeing new places takes a toll on both adults and children. Read more

Posted on January 31, 2017