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Roadtrip Through the Atlas Mountains

on November 5, 2016

Refreshing, endless, rolling green mountains slowly shifting to orange sand and desert. Moroccan pop music playing through the speakers. Bright bangles hanging from the rearview mirror, tinkling with each sharp bend through the mountain pass. An unlikely band of travelers: me (American) and my British boyfriend, a couple from Brighton, a family with two young kids (and a selfie stick obsession) from Dubai, an older solo traveling lady from France, and two friends (one from England, one from Spain). Continue reading

A Week in Morocco, a Story in Photos

on October 15, 2016

I realized  I haven’t posted much about my time in Morocco – which is crazy. It was one of the most colorful, relaxing, adventurous trips I have ever taken! Among other things, it was my first-ever trip to Africa. As I’m trying to stay loyal to 6-year old Sarah’s proudly proclaimed life goal of “visiting every continent,” adding this new continent to the list was a big deal! (V important life goal bc other aged 6 life goal to “drink every type of beer in the world,” is now unachievable as alas I am now gluten free but also beer’s gross??) Continue reading

9 Secrets of Marrakech

on August 1, 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t written about our time in Marrakech more! The colorful souks, the thrill of bargaining, the sweet and lazy mint tea, the dusty air filled with sounds of Arabic and French, late night chats with our Riad host Yassine, the never ending road winding through the Atlas Mountains… Well I’m finally ready to let out the top 9 secrets of Marrakech that we learned in our time traveling there!

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Ouzoud Waterfalls, Morocco

on May 7, 2016

Marrakech is an amazing city, but it’s so overwhelming. Yes, it was incredible and beautiful, but I needed a vacation from the vacation. Everywhere I turned I was either faced with someone trying to aggressively barter with me, women grabbing my hands and squeezing henna onto them, men chasing me with chained monkeys and snakes, people running me over with tiny motorcycles, or  giant hanging slabs of beef or octopus smacking me in the face. Enter Ouzoud Waterfalls. Continue reading