News stories can often paint a bad picture when it comes to Mexico, especially when you read headlines about the state of Sinaloa. Being home to one of the biggest cartels in the country can leave many wondering if the city of Mazatlan is safe to visit. After spending some time there recently, I hope that the recent bad reputation doesn’t stop you from visiting such a beautiful city.
Last weekend, someone asked me what I would do if I won 20 million dollars. It only took a few seconds for me to smile and answer, “The same thing I’m doing now: I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Mexico.” Read more
While people are prepping for Halloween festivities, there’s one place Wes and I have been to that is eerie all year round. Forget fake Halloween decorations – this chapel in Kutna Hora is decorated with thousands of human bones.
In an age of smartphone-dependency and social media addiction, we often hear the phrase, “pics or it didn’t happen.” Whether it’s used sarcastically or not, the truth is that so much more emphasis is being placed on travel photos these days instead of the experience itself. And I think now more than ever, we ought to step back, leave our smartphones behind, and learn to travel unplugged.
With only a few hours left until our flight back to Paris, we really wanted to ride a camel on our last day in Marrakech. A nasty stomach bug put us in bed for most of our week in Morocco and we were trying to make up for lost time by scratching off what was left on our to-do list.
I never miss home while traveling and I always love being somewhere else but there’s something about seeing a concrete truck when I’m abroad that makes me nostalgic. Wanting to be with those guys, pouring concrete, driving around the city. I just can’t get it out of my head.