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Marrakech back streets

Things To Do in Marrakech

Marrakech is an African destination on many people’s travel bucket list. And for good reason. From wandering through the old walled city, world class shopping, to exploring the exotic food, to seaside side trips, Marrakech has something to offer everyone. We recently spent a month in “The Red City” and compiled our list of things […]
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Africa Travel

Traveling in Africa – It’s Easier Than You Think

Africa is at the top of our list of places that we want to visit again. That comes as a surprise to many people, who find the idea of visiting Africa as the furthest thing from their mind. There are a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to tour the continent, backed up by […]
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Essaouira Morocco

Essaouira Morocco – A Seaside Day Trip from Marrakech

Photo credit: Lynn Sheppard  @www.maroc-o-phile.com Essaouira is a coastal destination that we regretted not being able to visit during our time in Morocco. We were enticed to visit by an itinerary suggested to us by Lynn Shepard, a Moroccan travel expert from Voyjer. They put together custom-designed itineraries which is the perfect way to get […]
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Marrakech Cooking Class

Marrakech Moroccan Cooking Class – La Maison Arabe

When we first arrived in Marrakech, one of the first things we wanted to do was to the try a tagine dish. Tagine is the cone shaped vessel that Moroccans use to slow cook dishes with combinations of meat, vegetables, and spices or fruit along with a special blend of spices. Sounds delicious – and […]
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Marrakech Food Tour

Marrakech Food Tour – A Taste of the Red City

This Marrakesh food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city and allowed us to explore the real flavors of Morocco. The setting was as compelling and mysterious as the food and I wonder how many people who haven’t been led specifically behind the doors that we explored, leave Marrakesh without really […]
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Photo Friday February 20, 2015

This Photo Friday goes out to South Africa. We came across this beautiful vineyard on the Stellenbosch wine route in the Western Cape. This is the largest wine making region in South Africa where production began in the 1600’s. You can find vineyards in the area about 30 minutes outside of Cape Town. And with […]
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on February 20, 2015

Photo Friday

Sleeping lion found near Kruger National Park, South Africa This Photo Friday picture is one of our favorites from a trip to South Africa. We met this guy while we were being escorted in a safari jeep complete with a man in front armed with a shot gun. The guide told us that they had […]
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on January 30, 2015