April 27, 2017

Update: Following the Known Unknowns

Exploring Azemmour.

Greetings from sunny Morocco. We fully planned this week on writing up a full runner’s guide to El Jadida, we really did. We did make a short stop there for five days earlier this week, en route from Casablanca to Essaouira. And we even did a few reconnaissance runs around our suburban neighborhood. We did not, however, find a place that we dared to open up to full throttle to do a five kilometer fast run. It happens sometimes, running for the first time in a strange place. You head for what’s usually a sure bet at finding a level, paved surface to run on, (parks or waterfronts are usually good bets) and end up watching your every step at what seems like a snail’s pace on crumbly pavement and rocky ground. [Read more...]

Travel and Skepticism: On a Ride Not Taken

Timeless wisdom…

Do you park your brain in neutral when you travel?

Indie travel really pulls you out of your element and plops you down wide-eyed in a new and strange place. More than ever, this is the time when you need to be alert to your new surroundings, not buried face-first in your smartphone… well, OK, in just about every country you visit these days, you’ll just look like about a 100 other people walking down the street starring at their phones. [Read more...]