When renting a car in Morocco, the juice is worth the squeeze

“I am sorry, the next train to Azemmour leaves tomorrow morning at 6am.”This was exactly the last thing we wanted to hear from Casablanca’s airport train ticket salesman. We had landed in Morocco a couple hours earlier, after making our way through customs and post-flight security checks, we found the office of our car rental… Continue reading When renting a car in Morocco, the juice is worth the squeeze

3 important lessons traveling will teach you about your significant other

A few years ago I made plans to travel with a guy I had just started casually seeing. My suggestion, a cozy bed and breakfast, his response, “In an old house? That’s too weird. No way.” He obviously wasn’t into camping, Couchsurfing, or Airbnb either. The only option he would accept was a boring, stale,… Continue reading 3 important lessons traveling will teach you about your significant other

A few things I don’t spend all my money on, so I can afford to travel

The most common lame excuse I hear for not traveling is a lack of money. I get it, I am not a billionaire either. I work long and hard hours, often at less-than-desirable jobs, all in an attempt to afford adventures. But in the end it is not about money at all, it is actually… Continue reading A few things I don’t spend all my money on, so I can afford to travel

The One That Got Away…

Yeah, I still think about you; almost everyday I am reminded of you. Maybe that is unfair of me to say, now, after all this time has passed between us, but it is the truth. Hindsight is always the clearest, and honestly, I don’t think I fully realized what we had together, until now. I… Continue reading The One That Got Away…

…and that’s why Canada is a second-world country

“Good morning, this is Captain Dave Lemmons on board the tug vessel Itinerante. Calling to check into immigration and boarder control. Yes, that is correct. We arrived into Toronto Harbor this morning, from the Erie Canal.” I stood on the bridge, half asleep, overhearing the conversation and awaiting the next orders. The early morning chill… Continue reading …and that’s why Canada is a second-world country

How to Kick Homesickness Out

As exciting and wonderful as living abroad is, it can also be very difficult and lonely at times. New customs, unfamiliar faces, no comfort zone. There is often an adjustment period to cope with when moving somewhere new. And even more often, homesickness can sneak up multiple times, at any point while you’re living away… Continue reading How to Kick Homesickness Out