Tag Archive: travel

Kids Playing Soccer in Morocco

We came across this local kids’ soccer game in Marrakech. The sun was noon-high and blazing. The field was ideal for urban play, with walls on both sides so they rarely had to… Continue reading

It Was a Rainy, Blue Town, Fanny Pack Shopping Kind of Day in Chefchaouen

I was SOooo looking forward to my time in Chefchaouen – Morocco’s “blue town”, nestled under the mountains with most all of the buildings painted some shade of blue. I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading

Riding Camels in the Moroccan Sahara Desert

My mom and I took a road trip to the Sahara Desert and I’m not sure where to start. How about our longer than expected (which translates to “I didn’t Google Map the… Continue reading

Marrakech Through My Eyes and Keyboard

I can only describe our days in Marrakech with some sort of stream of consciousness typing. I feel like any attempt at orderly documentation would go against our experience in this city. So in that… Continue reading

The Chaotically Amazing Marrakech, Morocco

Holy sensory overload. Arrived today in Marrakech from Madrid and had eight hours to kill before my mom met me from Seattle. Everything went incredibly smoothly, until my French-only speaking taxi driver stopped… Continue reading

I Found My Favorite Place – Eco Camping in Puerto Guadal

This moment happens to me on most every trip. I’m cruising along, staying here staying there, small towns, big cities, soaking up sun, trekking in the mountains… and then it happens. I find… Continue reading

The Towers of Patagonia (Day 5 of Torres del Paine)

I didn’t want to leave Cuernos! But we had to. When you enter the park they give you a punchcard with all the campsites listed on it. As you arrive at each one… Continue reading

Glacier Gray to Valle Francés (Day 3 of Torres del Paine)

It rained all night and I woke up to a somewhat wet tent, I hadn’t staked my rain fly out well enough. But the sleeping bag stayed dry thank goodness! The sky opened… Continue reading

Hiking to Glacier Gray (Day 2 of Torres del Paine)

Our first full day of hiking was broken into two sections – 11km from campsite to Paine Grande, where the other hikers land by catamaran from across Pehoé Lake, and then 12km from… Continue reading

Starting the Torres del Paine W+ Hike

Torres del Paine is a trek of somewhat mythical reputation, a trek that comes up in any conversation surrounding Patagonia. This means conversation at travel spots all along the way from Santiago to… Continue reading