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Not to Miss Local Food in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

It’s easy to get swept up in hotel food buffets or high-end dining when visiting the Caribbean. However, some of the best food you can eat is local food – what the people who live here are eating! Book a room in an affordable Punta Cana hotel and jump in a taxi to discover some of the best bites this island has to offer. Dominican food is a mixture of African, Spanish, and Taino Indian…

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How to: Make an Authentic Berber Tajine at Riad Quara – Marrakech

It’s safe to say that the only meal I’ve made more than tajine is pasta. But, my love for both has yet to run dry and I’ll never turn down the chance to learn more and have fun in a cooking class. While some people never grow tired of shopping, I never grow tired of cooking. Last month I popped into Riad Quara in Marrakech to test drive their cooking course.

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An Anniversary Stay at Fes’ Newest Luxury Riad

“We’ve spent ten years building our riad and we’d love for you to come and stay.” I’ll admit this is not a conversation I have every day. But, it’s certainly a great way to get my attention. Ten years? My mind raced as I considered just how much time, attention, and love must have gone into restoring this riad. Without blinking I accepted as my curiosity got the best of me. Valerie, one of the…

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Where to Eat North African Food in Montreal

Which city in North America feel more like a city in France than Canada? If you guessed Montreal you would be right. This unique Franco-Anglo city blends the best of both worlds creating a truly unique destination. Book a stay in a memorable Montreal hotel and then set out to explore. While you’ll be kept busy exploring art museums, athletic events, and culture of this Canadian gem your stomach needs some indulging too. You might…

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How to Take an Orlando Vacation on a Budget

We started visiting Orlando when I was barely out of diapers. You can say my travel bug bit on the long car rides from northern Wisconsin to the Sunshine State. The ultimate Midwestern spring break trip in the 1990’s? Disney World. My family, plus grandma and grandpa, piled into my grandparents’ full-size van early one morning, and the adults took turns driving through the night while my sister and I folded down the back seat…

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The Ultimate List of Morocco Experiences

What if I told you that in one blog post you could find dozens of the best blog posts on the internet all related to visiting Morocco? You’ve found that place! I have searched high and low to find as many valuable blog posts about Morocco as possible and add them all here. Of course you can always search my archives to find posts about Morocco (and I’ve mixed them into this post as well)…

Ourigane, the day trip from Marrakech you should take

Ouirgane: The Day Trip from Marrakech You Should Take

Day trips from Marrakech can be found on offer from dozens of vendors hawking their trips in Djem al Fna or booked through riads and hotels. But, not all day trips are created equal. The most popular destination is the Ourika Valley. It’s a beautiful place, during all times of the year but it’s also overrun by tourists during the warmer months (hint: go in winter!) A few months ago M and I went with…

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Want the Best Education for Your Kids? Travel!

Today’s post is on a topic near and dear to my heart. I am hosting the Multicultural Kid Blogs monthly blogging carnival on travel with kids. We recently took our kids out of school for a week and half and went on a Mediterranean cruise. I got a little bit of blow back from friends and family about our choice to take them out of school instead of waiting until their summer break. Thankfully both…

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New York City’s Best Food Tours

The city that never sleeps is also home to some of the world’s best food. It should come as no surprise that with every country in the world represented in a city of over 12 million people you’re bound to find a new adventure — and taste — around every corner. There are thousands of New York restaurants and great New York hotels that offer amazing food. Taking a food tour during your stay can…

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Devouring Barcelona with Kids

Yawning our way through an early morning wake up, MarocBaba and I set out with the boys on a Saturday morning in Barcelona. They had touched down less than twelve hours before our tour and I wasn’t sure if our timing for this food adventure would work out. The kids were ready to take on the day, excited to be in a new city. I only hoped the incessant questions of, “so can we go…