Posts tagged traveler
The Art of the Short Stopover | 24 Hours or Less in Barcelona, Strasbourg + Toulouse

Having traveled solo for 9 months around Europe, I have become a bit of a maestra of carefully conducting travel plans in the most budget-friendly way possible. However, something I have not exactly mastered as artfully, is making those plans both cheap and simple. My trips tend to end up being quite elaborate, with multiple stopovers, out-of-the-way overnight stays in random cities, and chain links of planes, trains and the occasional bus.

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Montreal | Highlights + On Specific Places of Belonging

I arrived in Montreal both exhausted and hungry. Exhausted from the week in Véretz and yet hungry for more inspiration, more culture, more art, dance, performance, and really good food. I think we all have certain cities or places that know exactly how to feed us properly, and I would venture to say that for my tastes, Montreal is an absolute feast. 

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Sofia, Bulgaria | A Brief City Guide + On Finding Tenderness

What is an island? Where can I find tenderness? Our fatigued limbs were happy for a rest as we lounged on the floor, pencils in hand, flexing our mind muscles to answer these seemingly simple yet complex questions. A place away from the mainstream. Away from fast-paced routine where you can sit with yourself and be with others, completely in peace. Somewhere that may be small but we make space for each other.

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London | A Simple-Beauty-Seeker City Tour

I am finally back in Tangier and part of me is content with swinging back into a routine, especially with this perfect spring weather blowing across the mediterranean, but the other part of me wants to stay on the move. The electricity of travel is still sparking in my veins and I can’t help continuing to lust over Pinterest photos, city names and calls for international dance workshops. I also keep revisiting all of my pictures from this last trip to London, wondering how soon I can go back again. 

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An Ode to Airplanes

As much as I adore the energy the body absorbs from dance, yoga, long walks, and good stretches, there is one particular physical experience that quite literally rises above all others. I will never get tired of the feeling I get when taking off in an airplane. Rolling slowly away from the gate, moseying around the maze of concrete until the plane turns its nose towards the expectant runway. 

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Scenes from Mars | My Experience as a Body Double

Today I am telling you a story. About that time I went to Mars. It was in the middle of a parched summer day during Ramadan last year that I got a slightly cryptic call from a woman asking if I had ever been a stunt or body double before. If not, is that something I could possibly do?

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Zaalouk | Moroccan Eggplant Dip

Early on in my traveling life, I realized that I have a strong aversion to the word tourist. It evokes, to me, the image of someone who is on the outskirts, gawking and snapping photos of what is within. I have always preferred trying to dig a bit deeper wherever I am, learning the customs, rhythms and language that are local to a place. This characteristic has served both positively and negatively throughout my travels and living abroad. At my best, I converse with locals, impressing them with colloquialisms and walk around the city as if I know it by heart.

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Rain-Soaked + Solo, A Romantic Weekend in Madrid

A city in the rain is as romantic as you make it. You can walk arm in arm with a loved one through the glistening cobblestones, finding cozy nooks in cafes and whispering into mugs of tea, or you can be chilled, damp and groan that you can’t properly take pictures without getting your camera wet and you wanted to see that lovely park, but what’s the point now.

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