Writing my Transition Story

A perusal of any several of the thousands of blog posts written on expat transition—either incoming or outgoing—is sure to reveal at least one or two of the many horror stories that tend to grace many of these pages, replete with tales of driving on the wrong side of the road, overwhelming depression, and untold…

“How Do You Do It?” aka Traveling on a Budget

I’m well on my way to my (new) goal of traveling to thirty countries by time I turn thirty. Last week, I ticked off #23 with my four-day trip to Morocco. (Which, by the way, if you get a chance, go to Morocco. It was incredible, and I already want to go back someday!) By…

Morocco

Five days in Morocco is nowhere near enough. It is a gorgeous country, and holds endless potential for adventure: surfing, cycling, motorcycles, hiking, climbing, etc. But for this trip, I opted to spend the majority of my time with friends in Fes, and for that I have no regrets. I am leaving Morocco encouraged beyond…

April Adventures

Because I love traveling and exploring new places, I was busy brainstorming travel ideas for spring break soon after Christmas. Initially, the chance to meet up with some former students and friends influenced my decision to wander through several European cities instead of visiting other parts of Africa or even Asia. The plan evolved into…