Category Feet First

Ayutthaya, Bangkok: What Remains

    I love temple hopping. It probably comes second only to my love of beach days and boat trips. If you are able to do all at once (see Tulum) then you are LIVING. THE. DREAM. The Historic City of Ayutthaya is a short bus ride north of Bangkok. Once the largest and most powerful […]

Waking up in Bangkok

After 8,761 miles, 20 hours of flying and three months of anticipation the day had finally come for me to wake up in Bangkok. The smell of burning incense filled the air, while the sound of firecrackers popped along the banks echoing back and forth as morning rituals got underway. With half a plan we caught a boat […]

Merzouga, Morocco: a noiseless oasis

Sitting quietly among 9 million miles of desert is surreal, tranquil and soothing. I could lay by the sandy pool overlooking dunes indefinitely. If you want a lazy escape as a traveler away from any artificial distractions this is it. An immeasurable space with a deafening silence. Our schedules were full: short searing walks – […]

Tangled up in Tangier…

You can get lost in Tangier very easily. Both in the physical sense and in the emotional. Streets wind in all directions. People and animals intertwine among the crowds. Colors, sounds and scents explode indifferently. An uncontrolled medley of mosaics and mosques, textiles and felines, leather and oranges. Orientating yourself can seem nearly impossible. This was our layover […]

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 […]