Dionne Haroutunian


I was exploring the blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco, when by fortuitous circumstance or fate, I met Dionne Haroutunian and Mike Cooks.

Dionne is a gifted artist and avid motorcyclist, from Seattle, Washington, and she aspires to foster world peace one friendship at a time by traveling the world by motorcycle to meet people, experience their culture, share hers and form lasting friendships, thereby forming a “human blanket.” Dionne strongly believes that personal relationships are the key to a better world. She is accompanied by Mike, a fellow motorcyclist, adventurer, and photographer, who is documenting Dionne’s mission

We spent many hours discussing our respective missions, sharing our motivations and our struggles, laughter and tears, and an adventure which led us to a remote Berber village. (More on that coming soon.)

To underestimate Dionne with her pink hair and wondrous spirit would be foolish. Her unwavering commitment to making the world a better place is to be commended and she will do it one friendship at a time.

Learn more about Dionne and her mission by visiting her website: 4artandadventure.com