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Understanding Ramadan in Morocco

May 16, 2019 8 Comments »

The sun dips down in the sky disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean. I seldom have watched a sunset so intently; waiting, waiting, waiting for that last little sliver to disappear. So much rested on that last sliver. My gaze moved from the sliver of sun to the restaurant around me.  Families and couples sat at […]

Things They Don’t Tell You About Kilimanjaro

January 30, 2017 13 Comments »

Kilimanjaro hike

“No need to cry – the mountain isn’t going anywhere – you can try again.” That statement made by my Kilimanjaro guide, Douglas, has stuck with me for 10 years. In a way, it’s actually haunted me. I started my career break and eventual life of nomadic travel writer 10 years ago when I flew […]

Sometimes I Fail – Kilimanjaro

October 8, 2012 22 Comments »

Me in front of Kilimanjaro covered in clouds

I’ve been talking and writing a lot about career breaks lately, which has coincidently got me thinking about my original career break I took in 2006. When I left my job and flew to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro I had high hopes of summiting and starting off my year of travels on a successful note. […]

Photo of the Week – Mosques of the Middle East

March 25, 2011 12 Comments »

Mohammad al-Amin Mosque Beirut

Just like churches dominate the European landscape, Mosques take the honor in the Middle East.  During my travels in the Middle East this winter I had the chance to visit a few and photograph some of them.  I was rarely let inside the mosques to do photography, but when I was it was a special […]

McDonalds and the RTW Traveler

May 27, 2010 86 Comments »

It has to be said…and this may be controversial… Eating at McDonalds in a foreign country does NOT make you a despicable traveler. In all honestly – up until I took my career break and traveled around the world, I would have scoffed at that statement. I thought Americans who ate at McDonalds while traveling […]

Yella! Moving on from Egypt

August 2, 2007 3 Comments »

Photo: The many towers of the Mohammad Ali Mosque in Cairo For the ‘best of’ Egypt Photography – click here! For all pictures of Cairo and other Egypt oddities – click here! Egypt was a quick stop for me – 2 weeks, but I covered a lot of ground. I went from South to North, […]

Living to Die – Tombs of Egypt

July 31, 2007 3 Comments »

For the ‘best of’ Egypt Photography – click here! For all snapshots of the Valley of the Kings and the Great Pryamids – click here! One of my favorite sayings to live by is “work to live” – it’s really what I tried to follow while living and working in NYC. Quite frankly – I […]

Holy Moses – Egypt’s Red Sea and Mt. Sinai!

July 31, 2007 4 Comments »

View Egypt Photography Photo: Sawa camp on the Red Sea The Red Sea was next on our Moses Tour. This was my favorite part in the movie…the water even looked red in the TV version – and Charleton Heston’s ability to part it was truly a special effects miracle! Woohoo…Red Sea…here I come! We crossed […]

The Mother of All Project Plans – Ancient Egypt

July 31, 2007 1 Comment »

For the ‘best of’ Egypt Photography – click here! I must confess – I’m not really into ancient sites, it’s just not my thing. I was bored by Pompeii, disinterested in the Parthenon, and I skipped the Roman Forum altogether – for some reason – these places just aren’t as interesting to me as simply […]

Convoys and Hubbly Bubbly – Arriving in Egypt

July 31, 2007 1 Comment »

For the ‘best of’ Egypt Photography – click here! For all snapshots of Abu Simbel and Aswan – click here! I mistakenly arrived in Egypt thinking that it would be very similar to Morocco. That’s like thinking that California and New York are similar…and having lived in both – I know that’s not true. Sure, […]

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