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The Heart of Cuba – Travel Experience

We have two dates set up for an incredible itinerary in Cuba this year! One is Feb 25 – March 5 and the other August 8-16. We will be starting in Havana for a couple nights exploring the city and building from colonial times. We have excursions to Vinales, a small town in...

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...

How to plan a trip in about 8 steps || Travel Tips

I thought about this the other day when I started thinking about my upcoming trip to Vietnam in October. “How do I plan this trip?” Gary & I in Australia So I thought I’d pull it apart and let you in on what I do for my personal trips… 🙂 Choose your...

A little village called Ormana || Turkey Real Travel Experience

Ormana is a quaint village in Turkey that I have truly grown to love. Off of the main national highway and winding into the Taurus Mountains. With its authentic “button houses” – read more about them HERE – are strewn down one of the main roads. One of the...

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,...

My favorite Flight Tracking Travel Apps || Travel Tips

There are a zillion apps for our travel plans – packing apps, maps, where to eat, what to see apps…and there are apps to keep our flights in order. There are 3 that I use on my phone – Trip Case – Apple Wallet – Flight Aware. Why?...

Safranbolu – UNESCO World Hertigage City || Turkey Destination Highlight

————- For more info on this years great Travel Experiences & RoadTrips to Morocco, Turkey, Portugal and Spain, check it out on our website! THIS FALL we offer Travel Experiences to Turkey & Morocco as well as GO LOCAL! RoadTrips to Morocco, Spain...

Iznik Flowers ||Little Things I Love About

Since the 16th century, the Iznik flower designs have been used in the tiles and pottery in Turkey. As the Istanbul Guide says: Floral motifs are ubiquitous the world over, but Turkey’s floral motifs are especially distinctive. One is greeted by Istanbul’s municipal emblem, a...

Mevlana Museum in Konya || Turkey Destination Highlight

The Mevlana Museum. Truly a beautiful mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes, above. There are many sections to the Museum. You enter...