You know that feeling when you're striking out for a new destination – that sense of wonder and discovery and adventure that quivers right beneath your skin? I try to do that every time I leave my house. Every day a new horizon awaits, if you know how to look! 


I'm an award-winning writer, prize-winning photographer and Morocco expert. I am the author and principal photographer of the Moon Travel Guides: Morocco as well as hundreds of other articles, photos and videos for magazines and websites around the world. I curate and edit the Journey Beyond Travel blog and sometimes keep a daddyblog, Papa Parisian, which I try (and often fail) to update as much as possible with helpful info and funny, sometimes heartwarming stories about navigating The City of Light with my toddling son.

I grew up in Seattle and have lived in different parts of the US, from San Francisco to Key West. Since 2009 I have been living overseas, first in Morocco – where I spent six years in a village on a mountain – and now Paris, where I am currently based, living with my talented, patient, superhero wife and our two year-old dinosaur-loving, fromage-stuffing, class-clowning, über precocious Batman-in-training.

 Everyday has moments worth sharing
We’ve had Lucas on several of our tours. The writing and photography work he has done for us has always been punctual, professional and incredible.
— Fazia Farrook, CEO, Journey Beyond Travel