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20 Morocco Inspired Gift Ideas
Tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. For those of you who don’t know, “Black Friday” as it’s called happens the day following Thanksgiving and is considered the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many people wake up at obscenely early hours to... Read more
Spending Christmas in Morocco
Morocco isn’t the first place that pops into mind when the idea of a “Christmas” destination comes up. When we moved here, I really mourned the loss of the holiday as it held strong memories and sentiments. Growing up it was a religious holiday in our home, but as... Read more
10 Things to do in Marrakech on a Budget
If you think that you need to spend a fortune to enjoy Marrakech, think again! Sure there are plenty of places where you can drop hundreds of euros a night for a room and eat extravagant “Moroccan” meals, but you certainly don’t have to! With dozens of flights from... Read more
Top Souvenirs to Take Home from Morocco
Today I’m tackling an important subject you’ve probably asked yourself while planning a visit to Morocco…what should I buy? It’s true we have some amazing shopping but don’t worry if shopping isn’t for you. There’s plenty to do and see that doesn’t involve buying anything. Back to the issue... Read more
Moroccan Art for Kids {and Adults too!}
Morocco has a long history of inspiring artists, writers, and other creatives. I’d be lying if I told you I personally am not constantly inspired by the colors, scenery, and people of this country. Some of my best writing and artwork happens when I’m on a rooftop overlooking the... Read more
Adventure Sports in Essaouira
One of our favorite places in Morocco is the seaside city of Essaouira. It’s less than two hour drive from Marrakech but it feels like a world away. The first time I visited, was right after MarocBaba and I were engaged, and we’ve gone regularly ever since. Ask my... Read more
Defining {Home} When You’re an Expat
“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” ~ Christian Morganstern quotes “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~ Matsuo Basho I’ve been grappling with the concept of home from the moment I stepped on the plane earlier this month. When... Read more
5 Tips for Flying Europe’s Low Cost Carriers
  It used to be the best way to travel around Europe was on the large train network that crisscrosses the continent. This network still exists and is in operation, in fact there are plenty of high speed trains that can take you from London to Rome or Prague quicker... Read more