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Know B4 U Go – Morocco

Ait Ben Haddou

''Morocco is like a tree nourished by roots deep in the soil of Africa, which breathes through foliage rustling to the winds of Europe.'' King Hassan II 1. Meet the Free People Most Moroccans are of Berber (Amazigh) decent.  The Amazigh – meaning “the free people” – are the original...

What the Heck is Moroccan Riviera & Why Should You See it?

Asilah, Morocco

Moroccan Riviera Picture a 90s French Riviera that has been neglected for a couple decades and then add a Maghribi flavor to it: elegant but run down colonial buildings, gritty-chic medinas, vast but littered promenades, white-washed mosques, plastic sit-up chairs under striped parasols, and kilometers of packed sand beaches on...

Kenzi Solazur — Your Perfect Hub in Tangier & Northwestern Morocco

Kenzi Solazur Tanger

The Perfect Hub Image 3  Image 5 Kenzi Solazur is the perfect hub for exploring Tangier & the northwestern corner of Morocco.  There are numerous coastal villages & towns on the Atlantic and the Med sides of Tangier, which are absolutely worth a visit.  Many of them are less than...

21 Foods to Kick Off Your Moroccan Cuisine Adventure

Moroccan chefs

Moroccan cuisine is an adventure of its own. I was a fan long before I travelled to Morocco, but being here, took my appreciation to a whole new level.  Five months eating my way through the country, and I am still uncovering new ingredients, new foods, new flavor combinations.  I've...

Nothing Short of Beautiful – the Middle Atlas & Beni Mellal

Poppy fields Beni Mellal

In the Middle of Nowhere Alpine valleys. Crimson poppy fields. Cascading waterfalls. Winding mountain roads. Switzerland, right? Not quite... Beachless & duneless, the Middle Atlas and its “gateway” Beni Mellal commonly get overlooked. Truth be told, I only discovered it myself, as I was attending an international chess tournament near...

Tifnit – in Pursuit of Virgin Beaches & Troglodyte Caves

The Village A beach snob that I am, I’m always hunting for remote resorts and virgin beaches in the area. In my latest pursuit, I stumble upon Tifnit – a tiny fishing village in the midst of Souss Massa National Park, about 45 km south of Agadir. Pink seashell gravel,...

3 Reasons why You and Your Kids will ♥️ Les Baux de Provence

Carrières de Lumières

Carrières de Lumières Reason #1: Carrières de Lumières – a fantastical place where the greatest paintings come to life. The moment you step through the door, you literally walk into art. Drifting through the vast spaces of Carrières to beautiful sounds of music, the famous masterpieces immerse and cocoon you...

Time Travel in Fez-el-Bali

The moment you step into Fez-el-Bali, the oldest part of Fez medina, you are transported centuries back in time.  Ancient walls and madrasas, narrow mud corridors, goods-laden donkeys, and artisans engaged in millennium old crafts – all seem to have been suspended in time. The city is very well preserved,...

Historic Aix – Young & Hip, Yet True to Tradition

Aix La Bravade Calendale

What's So Special About Aix? La Bravade Calendale - ancient Provençal holiday celebrating the winter solstice with traditional dance, music and street performance. It is the little things I am relishing the most while living in Aix this fall: the sounds of the markets, cathedral bells and street musicians; the smells...