I remember the day that things got a little weird. Jacky had flown out to California to visit me and we had driven down Highway 1 to Arrowhead. Sitting in a tent out in the middle of the forest, acid trip in full swing and mostly naked, we heard a car engine and some male... Continue Reading →
I recently took some time off traveling and studying to move back to San Francisco. As the city where I grew up, and a major tech hub, it’s a favorite place of mine when I’m trying to relax or get a bit of real work done for my startup job. But before I set off... Continue Reading →
Let me treat you to a little snippet from my old personal journal, dramatically written (please don’t judge me) in the Atlanta airport just before I took my first international flight ever: “One hour until I board the metal box that will take me across the Atlantic. It's not the flying that makes... Continue Reading →
The new travel trend that’s taking the internet by storm is minimalist packing—fitting your packing list into as little space as possible, usually to save on airline baggage fees. But it seems like what started as a call for more practical packing practices has become a competition to cut back on as much space and... Continue Reading →
There are so many things you will learn when you first visit Morocco, both well documented and completely out of the blue. It’s an incredibly vibrant country with plenty to discover for any type of traveler, from the budget backpacker to the luxury resort goer. If you’re looking for things that aren’t in the travel... Continue Reading →
While living in Morocco, I was having tea with a woman named Farah who had recently sent her daughter to study abroad in the United States. Having done her own graduate schooling there, she was perfectly familiar with what living abroad entails. Farah had a lot of truly incredible insights about study abroad and living... Continue Reading →
In some countries, including many in the Middle East, haggling is the name of the game when it comes to shopping. But avoiding being taken advantage of isn’t always as easy as it looks. Remember that shopkeepers are professionals who have been doing this their whole lives, and know all of the tricks to get... Continue Reading →
When people think of the Middle East, they tend to think of two extremes—Either they’re test driving Lamborghinis in Dubai, or they’re getting kidnapped and killed in Syria. The truth is that the Middle East is so much more diverse than this and most countries can be safe, fun and even cheap to visit.