Posts Tagged‘Marrakech’

Safety Tips for Marrakech with Kids

Safety Tips for Traveling with Kids in Marrakech

Today I have a guest post from my friend Julie who is the owner (but longtime editor) of the family travel website Road Trips for Families. Julie came to visit Marrakech with her daughter last year and experienced our crazy city! You can listen to her Moroccan adventures on this podcast episode. In this post she shares some of her tips for keeping kids safe when you’re in Marrakech.  Whether you’re in the heart of the Magic Kingdom…

Middle East on a Budget

Budget Hacks: Traveling in North Africa and the Middle East for Cheap

When people plan travel, North Africa and the Middle East are often left off the itinerary. Whether it’s perceived danger due to recent events, uncertainty about what to expect, or just the unknowns, these tend to be the regions that people have the most questions and apprehension when visiting. If Marrakech, Tel Aviv, Doha, Cairo, or Jerusalem are on your visit list, here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out…

Humans of Marrakech

Humans of Marrakech

Humans of New York is one of my very favorite Facebook pages. I can’t wait for the updates every day. I love to read the stories and get to know strangers. I read this great quote once, “A stranger is just a friend you haven’t yet met,” and feel like it is my motto in the world. People in Marrakech really don’t like having their picture taken, it’s true. Last year I wrote a post…

Marrakech's Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs: Marrakech

Tucked into the kasbah of Marrakech you’ll find the Saadian Tombs. Typically graveyards aren’t high on my list of things to see when visiting somewhere new, and so it was many years before I actually visited this site. If you go on your own you might think there’s really not much to see here, and you’d be right. I highly recommend visiting with a guide who can give you the background and history of this…

Take an Artisan tour with your kids and get hands-on!

An Inside Look at Moroccan Artisans at Work

In Morocco, things are still done the old way, by hand. Generations of men and women have learned the trades of their parents and grandparents and keep them alive. I never get tired of walking through the souks and fonduks to admire the work and I think anyone who comes to Morocco and wants to shop should do the same before purchasing items. Why? It’s amazing to see the work that goes into each piece…

Majorelle Garden

Marrakech’s Jardin Majorelle

People ask me often what to do and see when they’re in Marrakech. Truthfully, I sometimes stumble over answering the question. Most people see the standard sights on a tour within the first few days they’re in the country. In reality there’s not a TON to see in Marrakech. When I hear other people answer the “what to see” question I tend to roll my eyes because I just don’t think the suggestions are all…

where to swim in marrakech

Where To Go Swimming in Marrakech

It’s not a secret that Marrakech is hot – really hot. This summer has been brutal with a few days reaching over 50C. For some people (like my family back home) this doesn’t even seem possible. In such a hot climate people are constantly looking for places to cool off. While you’ll find local kids taking to the fountains around town or the irrigation channels in the “olive forest,” I don’t recommend this as your swimming go to.…

Riad Cooking Class

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.

Ultimate List of Morocco Resources

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…