Moroccan Impressions

  I went to Morocco with little research and few expectations, instead preferring a fresh experience which, of course, was ameliorated because I was joining my son Aaron, daughter-in-law Tammy and granddaughter Mali who had already been there a few months.  My first adjustments were to jet lag and living in ‘Charlie,’ their camper van.…

Poly-lingual Superpowers

Each new country we explore affords us the opportunity to examine, “What is culture?”  What are the harbingers of differences between humans around the world?  Food differs despite the same ingredients, but that seems to be a result of cultural differences, not a core game-changer.  Many on both sides of the globe would argue that…

Cuisine Moroccan

Partaking of a country’s food has always been one of my favorite parts of traveling, giving a sense of fully connecting me to a place and its people.  Breaking bread is a universal experience that brings people together, and cuisine is a strong expression of culture which is infused with the rhythms of daily life…

Is it Art? Or Craft?

This article is dedicated to and inspired by our dear friends Gretchen and Rodrigo who are intrepid travelers currently on their own journey with their family (check out www.learnlivetravel.com).  We have spent many hours in deep discussion with Gretchen and Rodrigo regarding what constitutes art versus craft and how we identify and value each.  …

Travels with Charlie

Like Steinbeck’s novel “Travels with Charley”, our journey is unique: Some would say that we are well-travelled. :) Aaron and I have been on six continents, and Mali five, we’ve had short, intense travels to countries near our own, and long draw-out adventures to multiple continents.  In all these journeys, we have never done any…