Yesterday was our first trip out of Ifrane since the night we arrived at the airport. I thought driving up at night was beautiful and interesting because of all the people still out and about in the middle of the night and because of the shops selling things from ceramics to textiles with their lights still on. I was pleasantly surprised to drive down into the city during the day. The view is spectacular.
Adjustment is not something that happens overnight. The hardest part for me in my first couple of days in Morocco has been my appetite. Read more
Words can’t describe how I feel right now. The car ride from Fes to campus was beautiful. It was up a long winding mountain road passing though tiny little towns that look like something out of an episode of Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain.
I made it to Barcelona! My flight was about as good as can be expected for eight hours. Through my window I got to see the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. I can check both off my bucket list. Read more
When I walked into the airport this morning I reach into my bag to get out my boarding pass and it took me a minute because my hands were shaking. I was filled with so many emotions. Read more
It’s not always easy but in the end it’s worth it.
I don’t think there is a single person who would disagree with me when I say that traveling the world teaches you things that can’t be read in a book or learned in a classroom. There is so much value for young people to step out of their world and see things from new perspectives and understand humanity on a different level. That is why it frustrates me so much that they make it so difficult for students to study abroad.
Let the fear motivate not paralyze.
I have read a lot about the high and lows of traveling. Flight delays, lost luggage, and countless other things. As travelers I feel like we all go through phases of what makes it worth