Category Beach

Diving into Ko Phi Phi (a haiku)

Search the world – this view. Fancy a dip? Diving in. Lush island blessings.

A Rock’n Birthday in Gibraltar

Turning 31 in Gibraltar rocked (pun intended)! Beautiful beaches, stunning backdrops and wonderful food. In my 30th year I successfully pulled off what I set out to do: chase my dreams, travel the world, play amateur photographer, and live to tell about it. My birthday was spent lazily touring the peninsula, enjoying port wine, eating pimientos de Padrón (new […]

Let’s go to Morocco!

Where to begin? Morocco was my favorite. Hands down. No question. From textiles to tajine, it was love at first site. Everything was foreign, everything was new, and everything was exactly what I knew I wanted for my post-30th adventure. I remember standing on the shores of Spain looking out across the water at Africa and wondering if […]

Lagos, Portugal – Earth’s Magnum Opus!

Lagos, Portugal is Earth’s masterpiece. Its Mona Lisa. Its Birth of Venus. Its Starry Night. Its Maryland crabcake. Sunbeams shimmer off sparkling turquoise water surrounded by rock islands and meandering tunnels that connect one beach to the next, to the next, to the next and so on. Picturesque caves allow lover style seclusion from the tides. For a […]

In Love With Lisbon!

Lisboa, my love!  Abrigada! After an uneventful 9 hour bus ride from Madrid I made my way over to Lisbon, Portugal. Everything was bright.  Everything was booming. Everything was beautiful. I stayed at the Golden Tram Hostel (perfection), and from there went on the best free walking tour with John Doe Tours (Hi Alex!). Bombino, my favorite nomadic […]