Virtual Travel

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Meet Me

I’m American-made, Brussels-based and world-traveled. With footprints on all seven “Cs” (continents), I share stories about them in this “armchair travel” blog to remind us that our planet is amazing and worth exploring, even from afar.

Featured Posts

Europe

‘Thelma and Louise’ on Volcanic Moonscape of Lanzarote

Lanzarote, the most volcanic island in Spain’s Canary archipelago, is comprised entirely of volcanoes ranging from 15 million to 300 years old. The newer landscape was largely created by a volcanic eruption in the 1730s that covered it with lava and ash, expanding it several square kilometers and destroying villages. Today, this eruption is frozen in time, giving life to a black “moonscape” of craters and bizarre shapes with streaks of red, orange and yellow. Driving across this island brought “Thelma and Louise” back to life as well.

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Africa

Colors of Culture Around Taroudant, Morocco

Morocco is a colorful country as represented by souks, covered markets that are full of life, grit and magic. It’s also culturally vibrant with Berber and Arab influences, plus membership in both the African Union and Arab League. On a recent trip to Taroudant, a walled city east of Agadir, I was reminded of the country’s colors of culture and Berber past.

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Unlike Australia, Antarctica is only a continent, not also a country. That’s because it does not have sovereignty, a government, a political system, an army or a permanent population.