Our cozy little Riad🌱 Riads are traditional Moroccan townhomes that are usually two or three stories and built inward facing towards a courtyard with a garden or plunge pool. From the outside the remain completely inconspicuous, just a simple door, but once inside the real magic is revealed. They offer complete sanctuary from the surrounding hustling & bustling Médina. @riadpalaciodelasespecias #simplymorocco#travelmorocco#marrakech#morocco#africa#riad
Lakes always teach me something about stillness. The way that they seem to cover depths of mysteries and perfectly reflect the scenery around them. They are still, because once you throw in a pebble, the ripples subside within a few minutes. The lakes don’t hold onto external influence - they let it glide over them before quickly returning to their natural state.
And that’s just how our mind is; reflecting everything we experience though distorting it with it’s uneven surface. Perhaps the lake is our natural state of being; to be calm. To be so clear that you’d believe it contained the sky, though you know the sky is not really there. The lake teaches me about the illusion of life, because we’re too caught up in our mind’s reflection than simply observing what’s in front of us.
I'm sure there is no woman in this world that hasn't been assaulted or harassed to an extent at some point in their life. It is not uncommon, but that doesn't mean that it should be normal or shrugged aside.
I have travelled to over a dozen countries by myself, but unfortunately as a woman assault is our greatest worry. We are constantly taking precautions in the hopes of preventing men from acting horrendously towards us.
I have been yelled at and called a whore whilst walking by myself in a foreign country (mind you, I was showing little skin and wearing a floor length skirt), I have been grabbed by hostel staff trying to kiss me in Rome and Venice when no one was around. I have been felt up in nightclubs, and felt scared and intimidated by staring on the street, I have been touched on public transport and in busy places by complete cowards.
Yesterday a man even yelled sexist comments at me on my way to the coffee shop here in Calgary.
This is common, but it is not normal and it is not okay.
Very cool to see the MV Polar Prince on this side of the 3 coasts of Canada. It is wrapping up it's 150 Day voyage of the @canadac3 Project (not the MTB one) over in Victoria on the 28th of October. You may catch the icebreaker in local waters of Vancouver if you're ferrying around though.
“Winter arrived at Emma Lake. Good thing this hut is equipped with a pellet stove for those wet cold nights. Great place to explore and spend a night with friends.”
Photo & caption by @philrunshills .
For the past 3 years my brother, @joshmatti, and I have done a fall colors roadtrip. This year we specifically focused on New Hampshire and the beautiful scenery that it has to offer. It was an amazing trip and we seemed to have timed the colors perfectly 👌🍂🍁
This is the second half of the video. The first half is over on my main account (@michaelmatti) or the full length version is on my Facebook page (link in bio). #NewHampshire#Fall#Autumn @visitnh #visitNH#livefreeNH#NHFoliage#fallinNH
I’m sitting reflecting on my family weekend feeling so incredibly lucky. I seriously hit the jackpot with my family. My sister and brother in law inspire my on the daily, I am learning so much from them and cannot believe my nephew is one! My parents continue to impress me with the way they keep the adventure spirit alive. We spent one evening watching a slide show of their road trip in the airstream all the way to Yellowstone (one of my moms pics above). How cool are they?! I’m grateful to go into another Monday with my heart feeling so full.