Today I want to introduce you to one of the most incredible women I have ever met, her name is Haju and she is a nomad living in the Deserts of Morocco!
Haju lives a nomadic lifestyle with her family on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Each year she moves her house to a completely new location - high up in the Atlas Mountains (over 600 kilometers away).
She has no car, no horse, and no camel, just her feet. Not long ago she used to walk this distance, stopping and sleeping as she got tired, but now she finds local trucks to pick her and her family up and help them along the journey.
Her home is a tent made from wood and canvas that she takes down and sets back up, time and time again. Definitely not an easy task! And definitely not an easy life.
Living a nomadic lifestyle in Morocco is more common than you might think. Long ago, Bedouins or berbers traveled by caravan across the Sahara desert sometimes with camel, and sometimes with only their feet.
In our society we often spend our entire lives in one home and one community, or if we do move - it’s only once every couple of years and we normally don’t bring our whole house with us.
Imagine packing up all your belongings multiple times a year to relocate to a new location, new community, and completely new lifestyle. This is reality for Haju and so many other Bedouins living in Morocco.
But come to find out, this lifestyle actually has A LOT of positives. The main one being that Haju and her family have one of the closest relationships I have ever experienced.
Haju is an example of how nomadic people still live today. When I visited her house - she invited me in for tea, raising the kettle high above her head as a gesture of hospitality and welcoming me to her family.
What would your life be like, if the only consistent thing in your life was your family?
When I was a young girl, I was fascinated with the story of a boy named Aladdin, a genie, a princess, and a magic carpet. These stories captured my imagination even though I knew that magic carpets didn’t exist. Or do they?
What adjectives come to mind when you think of spices? Earthy. Bold. Hot. Peppery. What about expensive and delicate? Saffron, sometimes called Red Gold, is the most expensive spice in the world, and not many people know how to cook with it or even why it is so expensive.
Morocco is a North African country that borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has long been on my bucket list and I am fascinated with the myriad of cultural influences that have shaped this country. I hope to explore Morocco this year, and in anticipation of this trip I have put together a list of things one should know before traveling to Morocco.
For those who have visited Morocco, most can agree that the city of Marrakesh is a shopper’s paradise. Colors and patterns of local vendor’s creations fill the eyes with every turn throughout the winding maze of shops. It is extremely common for first-time visitors to become lost or overwhelmed if not prepared for what’s to come when they enter the glorified hustle and bustle chaos.
A country full of exotic flavor, warmth, and color, Morocco sparks intrigue and excitement in travelers all around the world. Whether you are looking to get lost in the local markets and medinas of Fes, ride a camel through the iconic desert, or follow the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, Morocco has something special for every type of traveler.
Morocco is a stunning country, with energetic market places, beautiful architecture and sprawling desert landscape. Whether you want to stay in a traditional riad or luxury desert camp, we have handpicked some of our favourite hotels in Morocco.
Africa is the ultimate adventure, a chance to discover nature’s impressive landscapes, and what better way to explore this continent than on foot!
When people think of a desert they think of a place covered in sand and sand dunes. Morocco is home to the Sahara Desert, which spans over 3.5 million square miles, roughly the size of the United States. It stretches from the Red Sea in the east, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. That’s a lot of sand!
Today I want to introduce you to one of the most incredible women I have ever met, her name is Haju and she is a nomad in the Desert of Morocco!
Africa appeals to most adventurous travellers for its diverse safari expeditions and breathtaking desert landscapes, but it is also slowly being recognised for its impressive historical sites. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the New World, and a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Africa has some of the most historically significant sites in the world.
Chefchaouen or Chaouen is known as the Blue Pearl of Morocco because of its narrow streets & buildings that are painted in many shades of blue. So, why is this famous blue city in Morocco, Blue?
Many people wonder where they should stay when they visit another country, and often there are so many choices that you don’t even know where to start. Well, from my experience sometimes it is the most unassuming places that end up being the most special - such as the Riads in Morocco. So where should you stay the next time you visit Morocco? Whether you are in Marrakech, Fes, Tangier, Casablanca, or the Sahara Desert - let me share with you a little secret about the top Morocco Hotels, well they are actually Riads and that is where you should stay if you want an authentic experience in Morocco.
Last month we traveled to the fascinating country of Morocco with a special group of content creators, influencers, and brands. We experienced the magic and awe of this country, taking in the bustling souks with brightly colored silks and baskets of spices, the expansive dunes of the Sahara, and the vibrant shades of blue blanketing the town of Chefchaouen. Take a look at a few of the unforgettable highlights from our Moroccan experience.
I’m so excited that I’m sharing Morocco with you all this week! Morocco has been on my bucket list forever, and this trip did not disappoint. The trip was jam packed as we covered all of Morocco in the short span of a week!
Everyone dreams of the ultimate getaway, but many think it’s out of their price range. However, you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy a luxurious vacation. It’s possible to experience a piece of paradise while on a budget. Whether you long for a tropical oasis, bewitching city, or countryside retreat, the possibilities are endless—but we’ve narrowed it down. Keep reading to learn about five affordable getaways that feel totally luxe without the high price!
Olivia and her friend Sarah Herron, who appeared on Sean Lowe’s season of The Bachelor and on two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise, are coming at you from their tour bus in Morocco on an Acanela Expeditions trip! The two are talking about their trip through the country and how it came about, what an influencer trip really means, and they’re so committed to the episode that they’re taking the podcast equipment into the woods while spotting monkeys in the wild!
Growing up in the second largest city in Morocco (and the only city in the country that doesn’t allow cars!), Rostom quickly learned the ins and outs of the famously warped streets of Fez. As the son of an historian and a tour guide, Rostom had the unique opportunity from a very young age to soak up the rich history and culture of the city that has inspired great artists, scholars, and writers for centuries. Even today, Rostom’s favorite hobby is still wandering the streets of Fez, discovering the history of the best hidden spots, and then sharing those discoveries with travelers from all walks of life. As he reflects on his life, he shares, “My most influential experiences are being with travelers who love my town and have stayed here forever.”
There are few places in the world that hold as much dreamy fascination as Morocco. It’s impossible to describe the country in a singular way, as it offers a diverse selection of landscapes and adventures. From the fiery dunes of the Sahara to the snowy High Atlas Mountains and the breezy coastal towns to the bustling cities, there’s something for everyone. There’s no shortage of things to do in Morocco, which can make narrowing down the list overwhelming. But have no fear—keep reading to learn about the can’t-miss attractions that Morocco has to offer.
After having had the opportunity to travel to Morocco and visit nine different cities within the country, I have fallen in love with the rich culture and stunning architecture. The highlights of my trip included visiting Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, the blue city of Chefchaouen, and the medina of Fez. If you are thinking about planning your next trip to the land of mountains, cities, and deserts, here are some Morocco travel tips to read before your trip.
Join Kylie Chenn as she talks through all things Morocco, answering your Top Travel Questions... Is Morocco Safe, Top Things to Do, What to Pack, Must Eats, and more!
From riding camels across the burnt-orange sand of the Sahara to feeling the electric energy of Marrakesh’s night markets buzz through you, Morocco provides no shortage of exhilarating adventures. This enchanting land has everything your heart could possibly desire; hike the Atlas Mountains, lounge seaside, or explore the country’s imperial cities. While visiting Morocco is a no-brainer, deciding when to visit is a little more challenging. Should you visit Morocco in August or wait to tour Morocco in January? There’s no bad time to travel to this fascinating country, but where you plan to go and what you plan to do will determine the ideal time to visit. Keep reading to find out when to embark on your Moroccan getaway!
Have you ever wanted to travel to Morocco, but are unsure of what to expect? Morocco is a beautiful destination where desert fortresses rise out of the sands of the Sahara, sapphire oceans caress white sandy beaches, and the purple peaks of the Atlas Mountains glisten with snow. If this seems like the kind of trip for you continue reading to learn more about our top 11 Morocco travel tips!
One of the best parts of traveling is trying new foods that are unique to the area you are visiting. Finding something delicious that you can’t get at home can be an adventure on its own. Here are ten sweet treats worth trying in different parts of the world.
It’s no secret that planning a wedding can quickly become overwhelming. Every decision feels more important than the last, from choosing the venue to the guest list to the flowers. But when you’re caught in the frenzy of planning, it’s important not to forget about what comes after the ceremony—the honeymoon. This decision making process is one you should cherish, as it’s where you’ll spend your first days as husband and wife. It’s your own personal paradise to unwind and soak it all in after the stress and craziness of wedding planning. It’s also the perfect opportunity to check off a bucket list vacation spot. For some, it may be hard to know where to start, but keep reading to find out our top destinations for honeymooners!
There’s no greater gift you can give your mother than spending quality time together, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a trip abroad! Your mom is the perfect travel buddy, and experiencing new cultures and adventures together will strengthen your bond and create lifelong memories you’ll cherish for years to come. These are the top 20 trips to take with your mom.
What should you pack for Morocco?
This is a question I get a lot, and having traveled to Morocco multiple times I thought I would share my experiences, advice, and tips on what what I bring and how I prepare for my trips to Morocco. - Kylie Chenn
The Sahara Desert is a dreamy destination unlike any other. With its sea of rolling sand dunes and the atmosphere of complete solitude, many travelers consider a trip into the Sahara a true travel highlight. The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, covering 3.6 million square miles—roughly the size of the US. With endless possibilities for adventure, the Sahara Desert should have a place on everyone’s travel bucket list!
Morocco is a magical land full of mystery and wonder. From bustling souks to the blazing Sahara to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, adventure awaits at every turn. And while counting down the days to a life-changing journey brings excitement, it’s likely the thought of packing brings dread. Say no to stress and uncertainty, and keep on reading—we’ll fill you in on all the essentials for a perfect Moroccan holiday!
From the shores of Tangier, Morocco, it appears you can reach out and touch the sprawling hills of Andalusia—Spain’s southernmost region. A short 30-minute ferry ride across the glistening Strait of Gibraltar, where Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea meet, is all that separates these countries. The proximity between Morocco and Andalusia makes for a unique history full of shared culture and cuisine. There’s no place quite like this special corner of the world, and it’s a must-see destination for every traveler. Explore the wonder of where Europe and Africa meet.
We can't even explain how much our love for animals have been broadened throughout our travel experiences. From sea turtles in Costa Rica to llamas in Peru to elephants in Sri Lanka - We can't get enough of these cute creatures when we are traveling. We've rallied up our top 10 favorite animal encounters from our expeditions so you can add them to your travel bucket list!