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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...

Why I Choose Airbnb | Travel Tips

I was first introduced to Airbnb by my friend Jeanie, when we were staying a few days after our Turkey Travel Experience back in 2013. We stayed in a really cute apartment and I couldn’t believe how inexpensive it was, as well as being so central to where we going to...

Wandering the Galata Fish Market |Turkey Real Travel Experience

An iconic photo you may see when you google about Istanbul is fishermen fishing off the Galata Bridge. Every day there are men, and sometimes their young boys, fishing off the side of the bridge.  I love to stand and watch the fishermen – their techniques, smile a little,...

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...

How to find great deals on flights | Travel Tips

Finding cheap flights isn’t as difficult as you may think it is. If you are flexible with dates and where you begin and end, then you may be pleasantly surprised! Two of my favorite websites I use are Travelpirates.com and Google.com/flights I will also say I use an “incognito”...

Market Day in San Gimignano, Tuscany | Italy Real Travel Experience

We planned our week right when we were in Italy. Every Thursday in San Gimignano was “market day”. Every Thursday (Wednesday in case of a holiday) is an everything type market and then every Saturday, fruit and vegetable market (Friday in case of a holiday). It gives...

A Gorgeous Moroccan Reunion | Guest Review

Suki had come on our Turkey Travel Experience just 7 months earlier when she and her dear college friend Santana, who lives in Australia, decided to “meet up” in Morocco for our Morocco Travel Experience. What an incredible thing to witness – friends from long ago reuniting in...

A Cuppa Çay | Little Things I Love About

Çay, or tea, is a major part of Turkish life. I was told by my Turkish brother and FYH Turkey team partner Cem, that on average, Turks drink up to 7lbs of it a year! The regular black Turkish tea is what is most common. The make it by having a double tea pot or a caydanlik – the...