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Gnaoua Music || Morocco Travel Experience

One of the days we went wandering the Sahara Desert, we stopped at Dar Gnaoua. It is located in Ramlia village near Merzouga, an interesting village on the edge of the dunes has the curiosity of its habitants being all descendents from sub-Saharian people that long ago crossed...

Adhan – The Call to Prayer || Little Things I Love About

It’s probably one of the most beautiful things I have heard. I first heard it when I was walking in Istanbul. Suddenly the Call to Prayer, or Adhan, came through speakers from all over and it literally stopped me in my steps. I will always remember that. (Click the photo...

A Cooking Lesson in Marrakech || Morocco Travel Experience

If anyone knows me at all, they know I do not excel in the cooking department. 🙂 However, some of my guests love to learn some local cooking techniques and recipes so I decided to try my hand at Moroccan cooking when we were last in Morocco in May. Youssef, our Morocco team,...

Follow Your Heart to Morocco by Santana || Guest Review

One of my past guests, Suki, who has been to Turkey and then Morocco, invited a friend she had not seen for about 20 years, to experience Morocco with her. How cool is that? The first time you see each other is in Morocco?! It was so fun to watch them reconnect as we began our...

Berber Pizza in the Sahara Desert || Real Travel Experiences

We had been told that eating Berber pizza, or medfouna, in the desert was a must our FYH Morocco Team, Youssef, made sure of that. He took us to Cafe Nora Restaurant, which is well-known in the area. The buildings in the area are the same color as the desert, so if you...

Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate | Morocco Destination Highlights

You have MOST probably seen Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO World Heritage site, and you don’t even know it! Have you seen the movies Jewel of the Nile, The Last Temptation of Christ, Lawrence of Arabia or Gladiator? What about the series Games of Thrones? They have all used some...

Dining at OSTERIA BOCCONDIVINO in Labro || Italy Travel Experiences

Surrounded by views of lush mountains and lakes in the distance, the commune of Labro sits regally atop a small mountain with stony house and winding streets. Labro, located just outside of Terni, is on the border of Umbria and Lazio provinces. With a population of under 400,...

What shoes should I bring!? || Travel Tips

We love shoes. They make an outfit. They are part of our personality. Yet…when we travel, we can’t bring ALL of them. And they also have to be versatile enough for many types of outfits. So what do I bring, the one who travels with just a carry-on? I’m glad you...

Wandering through Castelluccio, Italy || Italy Destination Highlights

Umbria. Before my very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience which was in Italy in 2010 to Umbria & Tuscany, I had not actually even heard of the province of Umbria. Bad, hey? But would await us would be a land of medieval walled villages on hills, and cobblestoned...

Fossil Hunting in the Sahara Desert || Morocco Real Travel Experience

One of the awesome things we do when we go to the Sahara Desert is fossil hunting. I have never really been into fossil hunting personally – well, maybe when I was in school…but as an adult, not so much. But many in our group were really fond of it, so that made this...