Monthly Archives: March 2010

joshua tree national park.

Adventures in and around Joshua Tree National Park:

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on the bike.

After several weeks of waiting around for various things to fall into place during my month of east coast winter, I got an idea in my head that would not leave.  I wanted to get on a bike and ride … Continue reading

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western escape.

The blizzards of February prompted me to buy a one-way ticket to the West Coast.  Though before heading for the warmer climate further south, I had an invitation to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  It was a great time to … Continue reading

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burkina faso.

I am not quite sure what led me to the decision to end my travels in Burkina Faso.  I knew very little about the place, only that the name of the capital city, Ouagadougou, had fascinated me since the first … Continue reading

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mali.

From Morocco, where delicious food helped me gain some much-needed pounds, I continued on to Mali.  In 2005, I spent time working in a Senegalese border town just a stone’s throw from Mali, but had never crossed.  This time, I … Continue reading

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a casablanca wedding.

My time in Morocco was truly special for the guidance I had.  My family’s neighbor from New Jersey is of Moroccan origin, and his extended family took me under their wing– giving me places to stay, incredible meals, and an … Continue reading

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morocco.

Morocco is different from any other place I’ve been in my travels.  It is unique in that it is not quite African, not quite Middle Eastern, and not quite European, but something all its own.  My time there made me … Continue reading

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