Essaouira Morocco – A Seaside Day Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira Morocco

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 … Read more

Destinations

Destinations

After five years of full-time travel, we have covered a lot of territory! Here is our collection of articles about our adventures and interesting experiences and people that we have encountered along the way. It is our hope to help our readers find a new location or off the beaten track activity to improve your … Read more

Things To Do in Marrakech

Marrakech back streets

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 … Read more

Traveling in Africa – It’s Easier Than You Think

Africa Travel

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 … Read more

Moroccan Kefta Meatball Tagine with Tomato and Egg

Kefta Tagine

Meatball Tagine is Moroccan comfort food at it’s best. We spent a month in Marrakech and tried out quite a few tagine dishes. Tagine or Tajine dishes get their names for the pottery dish with a cone-shaped lid in which they are slow cooked to perfection. In this dish, meatballs are slow cooked in a … Read more

Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes and Preserved Lemon

Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Apricots

Tagine dishes get their name from the pottery dish with a cone-shaped lid in which they are slowed cooked to perfection. We tried a number of Tagine dishes while in Marrakech, Morocco. They run from savory to sweet with the addition of dried fruit and honey. This version, Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes and Preserved … Read more

Traditional Moroccan Bread – Khobz

Moroccan Bread - Khobz

This traditional Moroccan bread, or Khobtz, is served with almost every meal in Marrakech. The round bread is torn into pieces and used as a scoop when eating dishes like slow-cooked juicy tagines, couscous or cooked vegetable salads. It is also scooped out and stuffed with savory fillings by street vendors for the crowds into … Read more

Marrakech Moroccan Cooking Class – La Maison Arabe

Marrakech Cooking Class

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 … Read more

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

Preserved Lemon Chicken Tagine

When we were planning a visit to Marrakesh we couldn’t wait to try Chicken Tagine. A Tagine is a pottery dish with a cone shaped lid used to make traditional Moroccan cuisine. The most traditional method is to set the tagine on top of a base heated with wood coals. The meat, vegetables and herbs are … Read more

Marrakech Food Tour – A Taste of the Red City

Marrakech Food Tour

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 … Read more