Fes Sightseeing: The 7 Best Fes Tours & Day Trips

One of Morocco’s best-preserved cities, Fes (also spelled “Fez”) will transport you back in time with its traditional culture and beautiful historic buildings. The ancient medina retains much of its old-world charm, offering a labyrinth of narrow streets and winding alleys that are dotted with souks, market stalls, tradesmen, and the occasional donkey. In fact,…

Moroccan Food: 22 Dishes You Must Try in Morocco!

No trip to Morocco is complete without sleeping in a stunning riad, snapping photos of colorful doorways, treasure hunting in the souks, or sampling the delectable Moroccan cuisine! Rich, exotic flavors of olives, lemon, and saffron melt in your mouth and will have you licking your plate. Strange flavor combinations like savory chicken pastries topped…

Marrakech Sightseeing: 7 Best Marrakech Tours & Day Trip

Morocco’s busy capital city, Marrakech, is a flurry of activity and excitement. There is so much to explore in this colorful city, the city streets are a winding-maze of densely-packed souks, luxurious riads, and stunningly beautiful madrassas. This centuries-old North African trading center is still very much alive and is just as full of action…

What to Pack for Egypt + Tips on What to Wear in Egypt

So you’re planning a vacation in Egypt – woohoo! It’s an amazing, challenging, and beautiful country and it will be an experience of a lifetime. You’ll encounter incredibly hot days, a few chilly evenings, dusty and uneven roads, and a few other surprises along the way. You’ll want to be prepared for a variety of…

Egypt Travel Tips: 14 Things to Know Before Visiting Egypt

As I sit here, writing this post, I’m struggling to find the right words to describe my feelings about Egypt. Spectacular, awe-inspiring, infuriating, exhausting, and annoying are the first words that come to mind. Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, taking a cruise down the Nile, and learning all about the ancient Egyptian pharaohs were experiences-of-a-lifetime….

The Best 9 Nile Cruises in Egypt: Luxury Sailing from Luxor to Aswan

If you’re planning a trip to visit Egypt, of course you’ll have to visit the Nile River! It’s the longest river in the world, spanning 11 different countries, and is incredibly important to Egyptians for both sustenance and transportation. And the best way to see the Nile is from aboard a luxury cruise sailing between…

A Day Trip to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss from Fes

Did you know that Morocco has ancient Roman ruins? We didn’t either. But just 30 minutes north of Meknes, near the religious city of Moulay Idriss, sits the well-preserved archaeological site of Volubilis. These well-preserved ruins seem almost out of place as they are seemingly in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by lush farmland. You…

Take a Cruise on the Egyptian Nile: Aswan to Luxor

Prior to stepping on board the Sonesta Star Goddess Cruise ship in Aswan, traveling around Egypt had been quite a bit more difficult than we originally anticipated. The constant touts shouting at us to get in their taxi, or ride their horse-drawn carriage, or buy their Egyptian scarf. We had haggled over prices for everything…