In times of wanderlust

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

Bitten by the wanderlust bug some years ago I have lived by Mark Twain’s advice ever since.  And so, as each new year approaches I think not of resolutions but of travel plans.

A wanderluster's guides

A wanderluster’s guides

I travel for the love of exploration and the perspective it provides.  Rather than depend on the news (mostly negative and/or sensationalized) to “see” the world I want a first hand account to understand, experience and reflect upon.  There must be more than poverty, crime, or violence to describe a country.  There must be good, there must be food; there must be good food!  And that is what I hope to find.

2013 is already shaping up to be one of many explorations starting with 5 days in Morocco. There I’ll be looking forward to a cooking class in Marrakech, camping in the Sahara Desert, and visiting the souqs in Fez.  I can hardly contain my excitement!

In the meantime, here are some travel photos of my previous wanderings.

In the ruins: Ephesus, Turkey 2011

In the ruins: Ephesus, Turkey 2011

Turning 30 in Vernazza, Italy 2010

Turning 30 in Vernazza, Italy 2010

A fascination with shoes: Amsterdam 2011

My fascination with shoes: Amsterdam 2011

Shaved ice at Matsumoto, Oahu, Hawaii 2008

Shaved ice at Matsumoto, Oahu, Hawaii 2008

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