essaouira, morocco

first things first–it’s pronounced ess-ah-weer-ah.  despite speaking elementary french and being reasonably good with phonetics, that was a tough one for me. when i was finalizing our plans for our trip to morocco, i debated whether we should visit essaouira or ouarzazate.  after reading a few fodors and tripadvisor forums, i went with my gut and […]

iceland

i’m not easily intimidated, especially when it comes to travel.  i’ve ventured off for summers abroad on my own, clueless about what to expect at my destination, with little fear or reservation.  when my husband and i decided to travel to iceland to celebrate our first anniversary, i took it as an opportunity for lots […]

akumal, mexico

disclaimer: i was too busy relaxing and enjoying myself to take photos, so i only have a few low-res photos from my friend’s phone to share.  #notsorry.  read on. after spending the first few days of the new year quarantined in our house, binge-watching jane the virgin, i was ready for a little adventure.  when […]

thailand, pt. 2 (krabi)

oh, where to begin?! i guess the first thing i should point out before even discussing krabi is the whole issue of getting to thailand.  because we wanted to maximize our time in the country, we thought it would be best to opt for as few flights as possible.  not only was this more expensive, […]