Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon, is a beautiful, and largely unexplored by tourists. Riding a classic motorcycle is the best way to see this magical country.
A few years back, when walking the Camino de Santiago, I had Yesterday, by The Beatles stuck in my head for days. I ended up writing a Camino inspired version.
It’s been years since I’ve taken a road trip down HWY1. Why did I wait so long?
I’ve been shooting with the Leica M10 for about a year now. It brilliantly blends the benefits of digital with the tactile feel of analog with amazing travel photos. It makes you work for each shot, and in doing so, feels so rewarding when you begin to master it.
I’ve always wanted to try a Turkish bath. Call me crazy, but the idea of paying someone to throw cold water on me,and slap the crap out of me sounds like an experience I want to try. When the opportunity presented itself after a hot and dusty day exploring the ruins of Petra, in Jordan, I jumped at it. As much as I have seen the general idea on tv and in movies, it doesn’t really prepare you for the real thing.
I couldn’t sleep last night. My mind was full of thoughts and dreams, of unaccomplished goals, and the need to keep moving, to keep growing, and make some changes. Of course, this lead me back to the Camino
I recently read an article, The Evolution of a Long Term Traveller, from one of my favorite travel bloggers, Nomadic Matt. I got me thinking about my own experiences. You need some way to process them or risk becoming jaded and burnt out. Over the years I’ve discovered a way that helps me center.
I’ve often thought that you can tell a lot about a country, and it’s people, by the cuisine. After a few weeks in Morocco, this is definitely true, especially when it comes to the sweet mint tea served everywhere.
Essaouira, nestled on the west coast of Morocco has drawn writers and musicians for countless years. Hendrix spent a lot time here in the sixties enjoying the narrow alley ways of the medina and vibrant nightlife. It’s one of those cities that only gets better with age.
The Sahara is a harsh and desolate place. The sun bleaches the color from everything. Yet it holds a unique beauty all of its own. In some way it also makes you realize, and appreciate, just how much color there is in the rest of the world.