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 – […]

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 […]

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 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 […]