A look back at 2016 – Part 4 | Travel Experiences

New Country #4: Vietnam I had a flight voucher from a local airline that had to be used before Jan 2017. Hmmm, I thought, where and when. After a little digging and some input from friends, I decided on South Vietnam, namely Saigon and Mekong Delta for the 3rd week of October....

A look back at 2016 – Part 3 | Travel Experiences

New Country #3: Saipan, Marianas Islands Ok, so Saipan is governed by the USA but it is a new territory I have visited and first time in the south pacific islands. I was asked to shoot for Travelife Magazine, a luxury travel magazine based in the Philippines, and what fun we had...

A look back at 2016 – Part 2 | Travel Experiences

New Country #2: Australia Little did I know after my NZ trip that it’s neighbor was going to be my next new country to visit, 5 months later! My son graduated from high school and decided to go to school in Perth. What a fun opportunity to end one season and go into another...

A look back at 2016 Travels – Part 1 | Travel Experiences

For me personally, 2016 has been a really good year on lots of levels. One of my favourite things about 2016 is the fact that I saw not 1, not 2, but 6 new countries! And visited 2 of my favourites on top of that. So I have put together a blogpost FULL of coluorful memories. Pull...

Laundry Day in Chefchaouen | Real Morocco Travel Experience

When we were in Chefchaouen, we had a morning with a local guide, Mohammed, who took us all throughout the old medina. At the beginning of our walk we passed by an area which is a community laundry area where the women wash their clothes, together at the river. I can ONLY imagine...

Riad Maison Du Sud in Essaouira ||Morocco Destination Highlight

Essaouira is definitely one of my favorite places in Morocco. I think for obvious reasons is because it is a coastal town right on the Atlantic Sea. Coupled with old medina and the vibrant artist community, Essaouira had no problem wiggling its way into my heart! The riad we...

The beautiful Palace Mnebhi in Fes || Morocco Destination Highlight

One of the highlights when visiting Fes is the Palais Mnebhi. NOt only is this remarkable palace one of the most beautiful, it took over 15 years of work to make it such. Local workers labored away until the late nineteenth century to build it. It was here, at this palace in Fez,...

Great destinations for this fall || Travel Experiences

While I was away in Australia for a month, I did lots of reading – reading about all things travel, of course, among other great reads. 🙂 And one of the things I loved to read was where websites like Travel & Leisure, Fodor’s, Budget Travel, Forbes, Conde Nast and...

Jemaa El Fna at sunset || Morocco Destination Highlight

There is nothing more awesome than watching the action begin at sunset in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Jemaa El Fna, from the balcony of a nearby restaurant. Breathtaking and exciting all at once! ————- For more info on this years great Travel...

Two lovely sisters in Morocco || Guest Review

When my lovely friend Shyamala (who has traveled on my Turkey and Morocco Travel Experiences) said her two friends from Sri Lanka wanted to join us in Morocco, I was thrilled. And how fun that these two sisters travel LOTS together! Like anyone would be meeting new people, both...