Marily MacDonald, Grand Lake, CO

Marily MacDonald

Marily MacDonald 

I recently returned from a six month Odyssey around the world. 360 degrees, 180 days, 14 countries, and one bag. It all seemed so flippant. Here I was jetting off, leaving all responsibilities and “reality” behind, to do what? Live life to the fullest?  I  put off that mortgage, two and a half kids and the picket fence for a backpack, two and a half months worth of Malaria pills and no limit to where I would “find myself.”
 The previous six months consisted of saving and planning for the expedition. I  found myself swabbing decks as first mate on a yacht, cooking for a rowdy bunch of hunters, tending bar and patiently teaching three year olds how to ski, all in pursuit of saving enough money to get myself around this blue dot of ours.

One of my favorite places was Morocco.....
They say variety is the spice of life or is it spice is the ingredient for life, or is it too much spice is a liability? Whatever it is Morocco has it all; spices, variety and a lack of liability, making it a wild and enchanting place that has not changed in thousands of years.
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