Epilogue to Sabbatical

Below are some observations, opinions and advice that I think are good to pass on for anyone considering long-term travel. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. - Shirley MacLaine Observations People are kind and generous I can't even begin to name the ways … Continue reading Epilogue to Sabbatical

United Arab Emirates, Stop 7

My second-to-last stop was in UAE. I stayed mainly in Dubai but I was also able to visit Abu Dhabi for a day. The friend I stayed with lived within walking distance to the marina and beach so I was close to nightlife and other activities. UAE turned 45 in 2016 and as such a … Continue reading United Arab Emirates, Stop 7

Tangier, Stop 3

I loved Tangier! (Well, I mostly spent my time outside and around the city but I very much enjoyed the area.) I took the early morning, 5 hour train from Casablanca to Tangier. Since the bar was set so low in Casablanca, I liked Tangier almost immediately due to the lack of street harassment upon … Continue reading Tangier, Stop 3

South Africa, Part 2

My time in South Africa didn't really feel like most vacations do. All of us volunteers had to leave early in the morning and had activities scheduled until 5pm most days. It felt like I was working there. Only on the weekends did I feel like a tourist. I do wonder if Cape Town would have … Continue reading South Africa, Part 2

First Weeks In South Africa

There is already so much to say about this country and my experiences here. It hasn't even been two weeks and I have experienced such varied and opposing situations and ways of life. On the one hand, there is a very wealthy sector while others live in complete poverty. I don't pretend to understand all the … Continue reading First Weeks In South Africa

My Next Adventure – Sabbatical

It's not technically a sabbatical since I resigned from my job but that's what I'm calling it anyway. Let me explain my path to this decision... Over a year ago, I realized that my current career path was not leading where I wanted it to go. I had learned all I could from my current … Continue reading My Next Adventure – Sabbatical