So, I finally figured it out. You know those epidemic levels of asthma in Detroit and Dearborn? You know those massive, pollution-causing factories and their smoke stacks? Well, I found the perfect, slightly snarky, fix. Put a hookah pipe on it!
This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.
My son Walker wants to join me on an adventure in Morocco. I propose a rash undertaking, a trek to the Riff Mountains, the Mediterranean coastal range where the grass is greener, so they say... Not many tourists yet venture here.
Iraqi Kurdistan is full of the growing pains and remarkable opportunities of a society that is moving on from violence and redefining a national and regional identity. This is the story we are here to tell.