The trip was far too short but the fact of the matter is, it was longer and further than most people will ever travel. I circumnavigated the globe in 42 days – leaving Hawaii for Australia, then Bali in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Morocco, France, Iceland, New York City and now back to…
Bssalaama Maroc, Shukran Bzzaf – Part 2 of RTW
And so today, part two of this journey around the world begins. Part 1 was the solo journey from Hawaii to Australia then Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Dubai, and Morocco – almost exactly on the other side of the globe from Hawaii. Here in Morocco it has been my extreme pleasure to connect with…
Not Doing Much in Morocco
Morocco has changed a tremendous amount since I left nine years ago – and so have I. The truth is, during my time in Morocco, I did most of what I wanted to do here with the exception of taking a road trip to the South of Morocco and Mauritania – but that’s not something…
Returning to Morocco – I Love Morocco
It’s such a strange thing to come back to a place you once lived. At this point in my life, with where I am today versus where I was back in 2009 when I arrived here the first time – there is such a vast chasm of experience and perspective. Not to mention the contrast…
William S. Burroughs – Junkie Vagabond
William S. Burroughs – no other name rings so loudly in the annals of extraordinary literary vagabonds of the 20th century.
Ibn Battuta – Moroccan Vagabond
The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.
Extraordinary Carthaginian Vagabond – Hanno the Navigator
Can Hanno the Navigator even be classified as a vagabond? To my mind, the answer is yes – in that a vagabond is anyone who sets out on a voyage of discovery where the unknown is the biggest thing that is known.
Extraordinary Vagabond – Ed Buryn – Vagabond King
Travel is not just moving over the earth from one place to another in some kind of conveyance. It’s not about where you’re going or how you’re getting there. It’s not about getting away from it all, at all. In fact, more the opposite … a way of getting to it all. Travel is a metaphor for life, a way of experiencing it more intensely and self-consciously. Traveling is not so much an action as an enlightened state of consciousness, opening you to fresh experience, to fresh looks at the world and yourself in it.
Islamic Aesthetics Unleashed – Asilah, Morocco
Asilah, Morocco is a great little funky town that hosts a mural festival each year.
Happy Thanksgiving from Vagobond
Let’s take a moment to show our gratitude by giving a little back.