Tag Archives: Morocco

17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

Hakone National Park

Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. As the US National Park Service turns 100 years old this year, people from around the country (and globe) are flocking to these iconic reserves. US National Parks now number more than 400 and welcomed more than 305 million visitors in 2015. The idea of creating protected wilderness […]

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May 25, 2016 by | Comments Off on 17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May


Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That’s right – Italy’s snake festival takes place this month, as do many more of the world’s quirkiest festivals. From cheese-rolling in the heart of England to grown men climbing a tower of buns in Hong Kong, get ready for a whirlwind […]

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May 2, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

The Alcázar of Seville

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, returns for its sixth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels. Dedicated Game of Thrones tours now run in all the key filming locations, so you can voyage to the wild landscapes North of the Wall or follow in the footsteps of […]

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April 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation


Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to […]

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February 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Best Countries for Tea Lovers

Tea time in Morocco

Tea may have just started gaining popularity in North America and Western Europe, but in the rest of the world it’s been a household staple for centuries. It doesn’t matter whether locals refer to it as “cha,” “tee,” “the,” “cay” or “tea,” whether the brew is black, green, white or red; local tea traditions are […]

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January 7, 2016 by | Comments Off on Best Countries for Tea Lovers

Top 25 Things to Do in Africa & the Middle East: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Go adventuring in the Dubai desert.

Welcome to the 2016 Viator Travel Awards: Africa and Middle East Edition! Below, we’ve compiled a list of 25 of the most fun and interesting things to do and best places to visit in Africa and the Middle East. The tours and activities listed have been chosen based on traveler reviews, data from the millions […]

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December 11, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Festivals Around the World in September


From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Festivals Around the World in September

Essaouira, Morocco: Africa’s Windy City

Essaouira boats

You’ll find Essaouira, which is amazingly inexpensive, safe, and exotic, to be one of the most relaxed, likeable resorts in Morocco. This gentle city, surrounded by white walls and fringed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, is especially popular with independent travelers and a few in-the-know Europeans, but it remains largely undiscovered by most […]

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April 11, 2013 by | 2 Comments

10 Weird, Cool, Quirky Things to Do Around the World

Sedlec Ossuary

The beauty of travel is finding those unexpected gems–the places, the festivals, the moments–that translate beyond travel and leave a lasting impression. Traveling and exploring new places doesn’t mean people have to make the obligatory stops at the historic churches, national museums, and cookie-cutter hotel rooms. How about visiting a church with an interior constructed […]

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March 22, 2012 by | 9 Comments

Things to Do in Marrakech

There are few cities that buzz like Marrakech – it boasts an incredible mix of exoticism, energy and romance. But the hectic activity of the main square and the souks is balanced out by a modern New City and peaceful gardens, as David Whitley discovers while checking out the Moroccan city’s highlights.

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February 18, 2010 by | 2 Comments