What’s It Like to Ride Camels in the Desert?

Touareg man in blue with camel and group in distance in Sahara desert near Merzouga, Morocco by Ralph Velasco

Let’s get a feel for what it’s like to ride camels in the desert. For the past 7 or 8 years I’ve led our Mystical Morocco tour, and as always, one of the highlights of the trip is when we get to ride camels in the Sahara desert at sunrise.  Outside the town of Erfoud, […]

La Chaya Maya, a Unique and Refreshing Drink from México

Man Preparing Chaya in Merida, Mexico by Ralph Velasco

Let’s venture to México’s Yúcatan peninsula to try some refreshing and oh so good for you Chaya Maya. When I travel, I’m constantly on the lookout for unique and interesting drinks, particularly ones that I don’t think I’d easily find anywhere else. Several years ago, I was in Mérida, México, and I hit the jackpot […]

Introducing My New Continental DRIFTER Blog and Website

Ralph Velasco with young monks on riverfront in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Carol Lloyd

Welcome to my new blog, and website, the Continental DRIFTER.  It’s been a long time coming but this is a project I’ve been working on for quite a while now.   My Goal with the Continental DRIFTER Blog and Website My goal with the Continental DRIFTER blog and its accompanying YouTube channel of the same name […]