Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When to Visit Morocco


For more than two decades, Geoffrey Scovil has been practicing as an attorney. First serving as a public defender in Ohio, he has spent the past 18 years as a solo practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his free time, attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque to such locations as Morocco.

Morocco’s peak tourist season runs from July to September. Between these months, locals return from their annual vacations and international tourists flock to the country. Since these months are the country’s summertime, temperatures can get hot in some areas. July and August, especially, are the hottest months of the year, but the coastal and mountain areas can be a bit cooler. Nevertheless, beaches and city streets stay crowded and prices are typically much higher.

As the country moves in fall and winter, prices and crowds tend to drop. Morocco experiences a couple Western holidays during the winter months, along with a few Islamic holidays. These holidays can affect travel options. Beyond that, winter and fall have cooler temperatures, but the mountains are susceptible to flash flooding and the desert often experiences extreme night temperatures.

Spring is regarded as one of the better times to visit Morocco. Most of the country experiences warm sunshine without getting too hot between the months of March and May. The mountains may still have some snow, but the air is noticeably crisp and fresh after the winter rainfall. Morocco’s coastal areas are also quite enjoyable. Since the country is coming from its offseason and moving into its peak season, prices can be a bit more manageable.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How Running Makes People Nicer


As an attorney at law in Albuquerque with extensive felony trial experience, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has handled cases including misdemeanors, conspiracy, and charges of murder. Outside of serving as one of the leading lawyers on contract with New Mexico's Law Office of the Public Defender, attorney Geoffrey Scovil also enjoys running.

According to avid runner and writer Jason Saltmarsh, not only does running make people healthier, but it makes them nicer. For instance, families that run together end up becoming closer, as they share a common interest to talk about at home. In addition, they feel the same joy and pain during and after a run. 

Runners also tend to be more environmentally aware. Due to an appreciation of their surroundings, they typically keep the environment safe and clean. Further, running teaches them how to set goals and develop the proper discipline needed to achieve these goals, which results in an increased sense of well-being.

The more runners train, the more their self-confidence improves and the more they feel good about themselves, which others take note of. Through this training they often strike a balance wherein they learn to accept that there are many people who can run faster and farther than they can. These realizations can result in a healthier outlook, including a positive attitude that makes runners tend to be kinder and more empathetic.