Kingdom of MOROCCO | Marrakesh

Kingdom of MOROCCO | Marrakesh

Daughter of the Desert.  The Red City.  The Ochre City. Founded in 1071 the ancient city of Marrakesh cloaked in exoticism and yet approachable.  Friendly even.  I spent a week in and around Marrakesh and I have to say, it was very much as expected.  This was my first visit to Morocco.  There’s a lot … Continue reading

Kingdom of MOROCCO | Glitzy Gueliz

Kingdom of MOROCCO | Glitzy Gueliz

Just minutes from the medina, Gueliz is a sort of suburb of Marrakesh, and it’s nothing like what you’d expect.  Even if you don’t know much about Marrakesh, just them mention of its name brings to mind souks and slippers, mosques and mint tea, snake-charmers and desert-dwelling Bedouins.  A visit to Gueliz will change all … Continue reading

Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO

Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO

These days just saying the word “Mexico” in the US conjures up thousands of images and emotions in varying degrees, spanning politics to parties.  As much traveling as I’ve done, I had yet to visit our southern neighbor.  No spring break in Cancun.  No family all-inclusive on the Riviera Maya. There are 31 states and … Continue reading

Little Corn Island, NICARAGUA | Being There

Little Corn Island, NICARAGUA | Being There

WELCOME!  How about that panga ride, eh? If you are lucky enough to be staying at Little Corn Beach and Bungalow (LCBB) then someone will meet you at the dock to collect you and your bag and escort you to your breezy beachside paradise.  Enjoy a piña colada for me!  This magical little place was … Continue reading