The 7 Best Riads in Marrakech, Morocco

If you are planning a trip to Marrakech, Morocco, you absolutely MUST book a stay in a riad! Riads are a traditional style of Moroccan house that has a central interior garden or courtyard, usually with a fountain or pool at the center. You’ll fall in love with the amazing architecture of each riad and…

The Top 10 Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco

If you’re headed to the ‘Windy City of Africa’ make sure you check out the best things to do in Essaouira, Morocco! Stay at the magical Villa Anouk, sample camel milk cheese at the rustic Fromagerie, watch street performers from the rooftop of Taros, and peer through the Sqala du Port d’Essaouira at the beautifully preserved ramparts.

Complete Namibia Self Drive Road Trip Itinerary

Namibia is a country located on the west coast of Southern Africa. It has gained popularity with tourists over the years due to the fact that it is much safer than it’s neighbor to the south, and offers plenty of opportunity to view wildlife from the comfort of your own car. The country has also…

Complete Guide to Visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

“NO” I said loudly, and firmly to the poor little boy, no more than 13 years old. My finger pointed angrily to drive the point home. The look on his wounded little face broke my heart but obliging the child one picture would send 20 other kids running toward us, cell phones set to selfie mode….

The Best 11 Things to do in the Fascinating City of Fes, Morocco

Fes, also spelled Fez, (multiple spellings are quite common in this city) seems, at first glance, to be quite similar to other large cities in Morocco. And it is fairly large – with over 1.1 million people calling it home, it is the second largest city in Morocco. It has a centrally located “medina” (which…

Luxury Hotels in Egypt: Our Top 5 Picks

Are you planning a vacation in Egypt and wondering where to stay? We had the opportunity to stay in the best of the best during our trip so that we could review them for you thoroughly. Check out our list of the most luxurious hotels in the main tourist destinations in Egypt! The Award for…

The Top 8 Things to do in Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca, or “Casa” as it is often referred to, is the largest city in Morocco with a population of more than five million people. It is considered to be the economic and business heart of the country. While many people visit Casablanca for business purposes or just passing through, this city has a lot more to…

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 Top 18 Things to Do in the Magical City of Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech (also spelled Marrakesh) is thought to be either rooted in the Berber phase murr akush meaning “the land of God” or the Arabic words murra kish, which translates to “pass by quickly”, used to warn travelers of thieves and wild animals. After spending a few days in Marrakech, you’ll probably agree that both are…