Shellie's travels: Dubai and the four-story water slide 'Leap of Faith'

Shellie's travels: Dubai and the four-story water slide 'Leap of Faith'
KATU Reporter Shellie Bailey-Shah screams as she sails down the Leap of Faith water slide in Dubai. Photo courtesy of her travel blog www.aroundtheworldin72days.com.

A familiar face on KATU - Problem Solver Shellie Bailey-Shah - is gone for the summer. But not to worry - she'll be back and in the meantime she's sharing stories as she travels the world. Shellie is taking a three-month sabbatical to visit 11 countries in 72 days. And the best part? You can follow along on her travel blog.

In one of her recent posts, she and her boys try a four-story water slide. That's right - FOUR STORIES. The boys didn't seem fazed by the slide, but mom? Yeah, she was terrified.

Shellie and her family have been planning their trip since 2011 and hope that their stories and travel advice will inspire others to plan their own journey. If you'd like to send Shellie your thoughts, ask questions or just say hi, you can submit comments here. You can also go there to sign up for email updates from her blog.