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Casa to Bamako – An EPIC Road Trip

This is a long post, because this was a LONG trip…grab a drink because WOW did we need one when we got through this adventure!! The Background: Since loosely developing our itinerary for this RTW trip we have always planned to visit Ghana. It is special to us because I lived and worked there for [...]

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Balancing the Global Budget: Morocco

It was an amazing six and a half weeks, but sadly we had to move on, leaving Morocco and heading south. There is no doubt that we were overwhelmed by Morocco and its culture. The food, the mosques, the riads, the camels, and the Sahara…but the more important question is… Were we over budget? As [...]

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Our Royal Visit to Marrakech

No…we didn’t meet the King of Morocco. Actually what I am referring to is the treatment Shawna and I received during the time we spent in the country’s “Red City”, Marrakech. The starting point for most Sahara Desert tours and near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech was to be the place where we [...]

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Manger Manger Manger in Morocco!

I always think that exploring the foods in different countries is imperative to experiencing the culture. Every place has a different sense of “good food”…a different way of mixing local ingredients to create what they consider a gastronomical masterpiece. We found that with Morocco’s abundance of spices, fresh fruit and vegetables that there were plenty [...]

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She Kicked My Ass in Casablanca

  “It’s just a fun run. Let’s just make sure we enjoy it.” “We run for twelve minutes – one minute break. Run for twelve. Walk for one. Takin’ it easy.” These were the lines she fed me in the weeks leading up to the Casablanca Half Marathon which we had been training for since [...]

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Starry Starry Night in the Sahara

I have to admit, I’ve never thought of the desert as being beautiful.When I envision paradise, I think of aqua blue ocean waters with a pristine, white sand beach. Or maybe fresh snow on a cross country ski trail in a BC forest. And then we found the Sahara… Skott and I booked our desert [...]

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