Field Notes

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A Sensory Awakening in the City of Marrakech, Morocco

There are few greater things in life than being able to explore a new far off place and have all senses opened to the experience. For me, Marrakech, Morocco was one such place. Travel reviews of the country’s capital city often paint a cautionary picture,...

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The Positive Effect of Travel and Cultural Integration

Two years ago I wrote this mini-essay about Why Traveling Matters published on the Huffington Post. I re-read it and remember why I was motivated to write it. I wanted to express why traveling is so important not only to me but to anyone who travels, why...

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Confessions Of A Travel Host with Rachel Rudwall

Working in the travel industry can generate a lot of misconceptions on what the job truly entitles. Often, people outside of the business see travel writers as being in permanent vacation mode and, although it comes with great perks, it also requires big sacrifice.   This is...

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A Low Key Vacation Spot: Sayulita, Mexico

Photos by: David Benhaim   The word about Sayulita is spreading like wildfire. Once a tranquil fishing village, today Sayulita is fast becoming one of Mexico’s hottest vacation spots. The charming little and still underdeveloped town has captured the hearts of many and attracts tourists looking for...

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5 Reasons Why Blackberry Farm in Tennessee Is Your New Favorite Resort

Written by Susan Block Photos by beall + thomas photography   Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee, Blackberry Farm boasts much more than it's own farm. It’s a full-fledged resort with 68-spacious cottages, two restaurants, its own creamery, bakery, brewery, wellness center and endless...

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From Vancouver to Seattle, The Best 5 Spots Along Chuckanut Drive

Brought to you by Autoform Performance*   Few people know about the gems you can find in an apparent quick trip from Vancouver to Seattle (or viceversa). Off exit 250 (coming from Vancouver) and a few more turns, you are faced with a sneaky cliff-hugging, ocean kissing road....

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The Holy Contour of Inner Landscape

Words by Vanessa Shukyi Wong | Photography by Jessica Thompson   It is our third day on the road trip; our bodies have adjusted to this otherworldly landscape of Arizona. The body is quick to learn, but when I started this journey in Salt Lake City, it took four or five...