We had spent so much time being romanced by the flower laden balconies and the saturated street colours within the 400-year-old, walled city of Cartagena, Colombia, that we had almost forgotten there was anywhere else to explore. I had read that Getsemani was worth visiting. It was a neighbourhood just outside the walled city with a dark and complicated past as a former host to drug trades and sex trafficking. With Colombia’s modern political shift towards stability, greater economic security, and stronger tourism, this barrio like many of its kind, was shaking off its dated reputation in favor of a safer, edgier, art-filled one.
Set at the foot of the Atlas Mountains just an hour away from Marrakech, sits the solitary Agafay Desert. It’s a martian landscape- with dunes made of small stones, not sand. At the traveling Scarabeo Desert Camp, billowing white cotton tents both private and spacious offer a comforting place to rest and detach yourself from the fuss of the outside world.
An intersection of 10 million tourists a year, home to a diverse population of Mediterranean, Arab and African residents. Marrakech acts as the beating heart of the country. It is a city which combines spirituality, nature, history and is home to the famous Marrakech Biennale
Terrorism doesn't work unless you let it. Terrorism is viral. An initial act that is meant to set off a plague of fear among the collective consciousness to those of witness. In an age where we are all witnesses, the contagion of this fear virus is meant to be instant. However, here I sit, amongst a throng of tourists and local alike, and together, in joy, we are fighting the war the right way.
Chef Rinaldi earned his Michelin star early in his career, at 27, after working in some of Italy’s most highly regarded kitchens. Working with passion and steadfast organization, La Rocca has become one of Tuscany’s most esteemed restaurants. Rinaldi entertains his guests with a menu divided between classic and experimental choices.
This summer I found myself on a whirlwind trip to Bermuda, visiting for a short 3 days. Having so little time to pack in as much as possible allowed me to nail down the top 10 things to do while visiting. Whether you’re the sun-soaking and beach-hopping kind or an adventure-seeker, Bermuda has enough to see and do to fill your itinerary.
Water. It is one of the most powerful and relatable elements on our planet. It’s changeability from soothing, reflective glass to waves that roar and crash – loud and angry – mirror our own range of human emotions. Celebrated ocean photographer Ray Collins recognized this early on in his life and now devotes his time to capturing the ever-changing face of this emblematic element.
We are creatures of balance, and if our intake weighs heavier than our output we will feel it in our bones.