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A love letter to Morocco and what we had there

A love letter to Morocco and what we had there

What was the name of that hotel with the roaches? Do you remember? It was the cheapest hostel we could find in El-Jadida — two narrow beds pushed to either side, a broken TV, and a door that didn’t quite close.You squashed the first roach and I thought I could look past it, but then they all came, dozens of them scuttling horribly across the tiled floor.

Cycling from sea to sky: The RBC GranFondo Whistler ride

Cycling from sea to sky: The RBC GranFondo Whistler ride

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is an annual organized 122km (76-mile) bike ride from downtown Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway.What started in 2010 as a legacy event to Vancouver’s Winter Olympics saw its fourth installment the first weekend of September, 2013, with around 4,000 riders pouring into West Georgia Street early Saturday morning.

5 late-night spots in Seattle to find food when you’re drunk

5 late-night spots in Seattle to find food when you’re drunk

Seattle is not a city known for its late nights. When the bars close their doors (usually by 1:30) most Seattleites quietly shuffle home and fall asleep in front of the latest episode of “Parks and Rec,” their hand resting gently against a half-eaten bowl of whatever monstrosity they managed to concoct out of ramen noodles and a shelf full of condiments.

Traveling teaches you to suffer well

Traveling teaches you to suffer well

Travelers returning from a journey always face one last challenge: being forced to tell others about it. People come to expect stories of wonder, personal evolution, enlightenment. With long or intense trips, they’re right to expect these things. But it’s incredibly hard to convey exactly what effect a trip has had on you, and in what way your understanding of the world has changed.

An island underwater: Bahamas Hero Dubstep

An island underwater: Bahamas Hero Dubstep

Dean of Education for MatadorU Josh Johnson spends a weekend in the Bahamas in, on, and underwater.Outside the window of the plane the turquoise expanse was wrinkled with waves, a wimpled sea of tiny whitecaps. The plane descended on a thin slice of land (Eleuthera Island) in the midst of this massive blue.

Why you might become a better person by watching this year’s Oscar nominees

Why you might become a better person by watching this year’s Oscar nominees

WHEN THE ACADEMY AWARD nominations are announced every January, there are inevitable outcries from the people watching: “No way that movie was better than this other one I saw!” “I can’t believe they snubbed her again!” “When are they going to nominate that incredible voice-over performance?”But every so often, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does something historically or socially valuable, as in 1939 when African-American actress Hattie McDaniel was awarded Best Supporting Actress for Gone With the Wind, or when Marlee Matlin — who is deaf — won Best Actress in 1986.