A good friend once remarked that I’m the most positive person he’s ever met. It used to annoy the hell out of him. I hadn’t really thought about it before he said that, but I guess I tend to keep any negativity hidden from the world. I see it and … Read more
Six months ago I was curled up on a stranger’s couch in Bristol, England browsing through available house sits on Trusted Housesitters website. I spent a few weeks in Bristol, dog sitting a bouncy pooch named Ben while dreaming of future house sit possibilities.
As I scrolled through the … Read more
I was sitting on the rocks on the edge of the Moroccan coastal city of Essaouira just waiting for the nightly show – another stunning sunset. The only thing missing from this blissful picture was an ice cold beer. But Morocco is a Muslim country and finding alcohol proved to … Read more
Exotic Morocco has been near the top of my bucket list for at least 15 years. I actually purchased my first Lonely Planet Guide to Morocco way back in 2003. Shortly after, the second Gulf War broke out and made travel to a Muslim country seem unwise so I never … Read more
I woke up early on a recent Saturday morning, head pounding and stomach churning. The dreaded “UK Flu” had been making an appearance every few days and it seemed today was its day. I looked at my pile of “stuff” in the corner of my temporary bedroom and was filled … Read more
When I arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport a few months ago, the immigration line was long and slow, forcing me to attempt small talk with a woman standing next to me in line. Of course, we began with “Come here often?” and “Where are you going?” … Read more