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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...

Shopping in the streets of Essaouira || Morocco Destination Highlights

Shopping. We all do it. And some of us more than others, love it a lot! We always have time to do some window shopping, which usually turns into brining home lovely treasures from our Travel Experiences! Essaouira – a sleepy coastal town FULL of artisans and craftsman has...

Morocco’s Donkeys | Little Things I Love About

I am not sure if it is my personality or what, but I tend to root for the underdog, the ones unnoticed, the ones who silently make a difference. The donkeys of Morocco are definitely one of these. Their little stature makes them adorable, to me, and they are used EVERYWHERE in...

A visit to the nomads of the Sahara Desert | Morocco Real Life Experience

When in Morocco and you have the opportunity and the time, one must visit the desert. Our Morocco Team Expert, Youssef, is a Berber and his family was nomadic in the desert growing up. His first hand experience was awesome and he took us to a wonderful Berber nomad family far in...

Usha’s Moroccan Birthday Celebration | Guest Review

One of the things I like to know when I am traveling with a small group is if there is a birthday of on of the guests while we are traveling together. When we were in Morocco, Usha’s birthday fell on the day we were in beautiful Essaouira, on the west coast. Youssef, our...

The Roman ruins of Volubilis, Morocco | Destination Highlights

We were eager to see these Roman ruins in Morocco…Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber and Roman city in north/central Morocco situated near Meknes between Fes and Rabat and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. The ruins remained fairly...

Hand of Fatima | Little Things I Love About

I have seen the Hand of Fatima, or Hamsa, many times before. But didn’t know the meaning of it or history. Fatima was the prophet Mohammed’s daughter and it is said that when you put the symbol of her hand on your door, or anywhere else, it does the same thing that the Greeks and...
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