Tag archives for Casablanca

Booker’s Grand Tour of Morocco

Morocco is known for its diversity of traditions, religions, landscapes, and more—and I was determined to see it all. My conclusion at the end of a two-week, 2,000-mile binge on Moroccan culture and cuisine? Morocco is the ideal spring break destination for the curious traveler—and the perfect way for someone my age (16) to get an immersive introduction to the Arab world.

I Heart My City: Yasmine’s Rabat

Rabat native Yasmine El Baggari has always been a dreamer. Her desire to discover the great unknown led her to America in 2010, and from there her dreams kept getting bigger. First, she set out to visit all 50 states (she’s covered more than two thirds so far). Now she’s on a 15-country journey around the globe to continue her quest to break down cultural barriers and stereotypes through travel. But no matter where Yasmine is, her hometown pride comes with her. Here are her favorite things about Morocco’s capital city.

Inside the Issue: Hot Off the Presses

Get a sneak peek inside National Geographic Traveler’s epic, year-end issue.

Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca

Seventy years ago today, the first wave of filmgoers wept as the plane to Lisbon buzzed over (a fictional) Rick’s Café. Thanks to an intrepid former American diplomat, the iconic restaurant that set the scene for one of the most beloved Hollywood love stories of all time comes alive in Casablanca, serving up a taste of home for the nostalgic masses.

Swoonable: Cities that Set the Scene for Love

A great Valentine’s Day has as much to do with where you spend it as it does with the person you share it with. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite romantic movies of all time — and the cities that made them sing.