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 […]

marrakech, morocco

sensory overload.  it’s the only way i can describe our first day in marrakech.  we had slept for less than four hours the night before after a long day of travel, and our jet lagged brains weren’t quite prepared for the day ahead.  but first, breakfast.   our flight from barcelona to marrakech landed around […]

barcelona, spain

do you ever feel like you’ve been trapped in a time warp?  like months of your life have been sucked away, disappearing into oblivion while you’ve just tried to survive? welcome to march-september of 2016 for me. we decided at the beginning of march that we were going to buy the home we had been […]

exploring in paris

experiencing déja vu?  yes, i wrote a post on paris a couple months ago.  i also just spent the past week there, frolicking my days away with wine, cheese, and bread galore.  now that i’m back home (and detoxing said delicious shiz from my system), i have a bit more detailed plans to offer to […]

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 […]

paris, france

some precursory knowledge if you are reading this and do not know me: I LOVE PARIS. i loved it before i ever visited, and i have only grown to love it more with each visit.  i love it so much that i convinced my husband, our immediate families, and some of our dearest friends that […]

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. 3 (chiang mai)

we arrived in chiang mai with little planned, not knowing what to expect.  we had timed our visit to intersect with loy krathong and yee peng (thailand’s annual lantern festivals), but i hadn’t thought that much into our time there beyond these events.  after checking in at our hotel, we ventured out into the unknown […]