Category Archives: travels

Wedding Weekend Out West

January 30, 2018

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I mentioned it yesterday but I snuck out to San Francisco this past weekend for a few days to celebrate the wedding of a dear, dear friend. There were donuts, sunshine (so long, snow!), so many laughs, more donuts, maybe some ice cream, a self-guided tour of Stanford’s campus and a beautiful wedding to top it all off. For perhaps one of my last adventures before the babies arrive, I give it two thumbs up!

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November 9, 2017

For our second day trip, we headed to Fes! It was another three-hour car ride but armed with library books and travel pillows, we were ready. Unfortunately for me, a bout of food poisoning settled in while on the road so my day in Fes was dotted with frequent breaks to sip on Sprite and maybe, just maybe, a couple instances of vomiting on the street. Despite that setback, Fes was our absolute favorite city! A little less chaotic than Marrakech, rich in history and arts (we toured a ceramic school and tannery) and filled with the friendliest people. A few snaps from our day in Fes, most taken by the Red Head while I was fighting the sickness!

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November 7, 2017

During our trip to Morocco, the Red Head and I took two day trips, the first of which was to Marrakech! We were jazzed. We had heard nothing but great things about this vibrant city. Three hours in the car and a flat tire didn’t drain our enthusiasm and I’m thankful we still had energy because Marrakech requires it. Busy streets, bustling markets, snake charmers, bakers, craftsman, animals and people run every which way. If it weren’t for our very patient tour guide I think we’d still be lost there today. We’d have lots of great trinkets to bring home but we’d still be wandering the markets for sure. Below are a few snaps of our adventure in Marrakech from markets to a great lunch spot and everything else in-between.

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November 6, 2017

While the Red Head and I were in Morocco a couple weeks ago we called Casablanca ‘home’ during our stay. To be honest, it ended up not being the favorite city we visited but it was wonderful to have the cooler temps, an ocean-side hotel and countless restaurants all within blocks every single day. Plus, with Petit Taxis readily available (and cheap!) we felt like the whole city was at our fingertips.

Below are a few snaps from around the city! Highlights include the Hassan II mosque, reading Game of Thrones by candlelight (a nightly occurrence), breathtaking tilework at every turn, fresh fruits and juices at every corner and this amazing dinner spot (not pictured). Next up: Marrakech!

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Bags Packed

October 20, 2017

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Six months ago, The Red Head and I booked a trip to Morocco and the day of departure has finally arrived! It’s been quiet around here this week in-between the pre-travel errands, laundry and hours at work but it’s about to get even quieter because we’ll be in Casablanca next week with limited internet access (woohoo!). For occasional real-time updates, follow along here and I’ll catch when we’re back on U.S. soil!

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Parts Unknown

August 1, 2017

The Red Head and I watched this episode of Parts Unknown last night and I am so pumped for our trip to Morocco in October! Give me all the colors, give me all the spices, give me all the markets!

Gone Again

July 26, 2017

ebb + flow :: off again

After a week at home the Red Head and I are loading up the car for another family adventure. Our destination this time? Door County. Bring on the cheese, wine, nephew cuddles, beach time and family dinners. It’s going to be a wild few days!

Source :: Vilarego de papel.

Gone Beachin’

July 14, 2017

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After a wild week of house projects, late nights, early mornings and a dash of stress the Red Head and I are heading to Myrtle Beach for his annual family vacation! We’ll be soaking up the sun, swimming in the ocean (I’m the only one that ever goes in the water!), reading books, riding go karts (Red’s request) and checking out the sites before we’re back next week. I’ll see you then. Have a wonderful weekend!


Pile o’Books

July 10, 2017

ebb + flow :: pile o books

On the way home from work today I made a pit stop at the library and stocked up on books for upcoming travels. I’ve got this one, this one and this one all waiting for their vacation debut! Until then, we just need to pack, clean, wrap up a busy week at work, find someone to wrangle our dog while we’re gone and take some deep breaths. Easier said than done!

Source :: just you wait.