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Prompt #10: At what point in your travels have you felt most in tune with the Earth? Share a story of how you interacted with the local environment or nature. “”I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” –Henry David Thoreau I feel most in tune with nature when I’m both experiencing it’s beauty visually and doing something physical, like hiking or surfing. It’s Read more…

10 Things That Make Me Happy {about Morocco}

It’s time for another installment of “10 things that make me happy!”  In no particular order, here are 10 things that make me happy {about Morocco}… Moroccan architecture It seems that everywhere you look in the Imperial cities of Fes, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakech, you see amazing architecture: keyhole doors, stunning mosques, and intricate details. Tagine & couscous I admit, after two straight weeks of eating tagines or couscous for dinner, I was a little over it.  However, the simplicity of this style of cooking is so efficient and delicious.  It’s like slow cooking, Moroccan style. Henna I finally got Read more…

#32: Use Public Transportation For 1 Week

After traveling for nine months, public transport is now the norm for me. My favorite cities for public transit are more modern and touristy: Tokyo, Madrid and Barcelona. However, my most memorable experiences with public transport are in Morocco. Nowhere else have I seen sheep put in the luggage compartments and the suitcases on top of the bus in Chefchaouen; held a baby for several hours while her mother stood in the aisle, refusing to take our seats on the way to Meknes; and chatted with a modern Muslim girl about university and how to pronounce certain Arabic words on Read more…

Olivia Raymer
Things I ♥: travel, food (I'm a pescatarian), the Pacific Northwest, bikes (I ride an orange mixte), beer (IPAs), summer, coffee, lists, and kitties. Travel enthusiast, former product manager, dabbler, and currently helping small businesses with digital strategy at Early Bird Strategy.

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