Tag archives for Morocco

Andrew McCarthy journeyed all the way to India in search of the perfect Darjeeling, and wrote about the experience for Traveler magazine, but you don’t have to go around the globe to sip on some of the world’s best brews. Here’s a list of teas that are steeped in local tradition—and how you can try them at home.

Tucked into the peaks of Toubkal National Park, named for North Africa’s highest summit, a crop of modern guesthouses has transformed Imlil, Morocco–once known as a no-frills base camp–into a comfortable retreat for day hikers.

Moroccans like their sweets—even when they’re supposed to be savory.

Globe-trotting Englishman Simon Cooke now calls Essaouira home thanks to an extended stay there in 2005. Along with meeting the woman who would become his wife, this passionate traveler began a long love affair with the Moroccan city by the sea that continues to this day. Here are a few of his favorite things about Essaouira. (Pack your bags now; he says October is the best time to visit.)

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

Moroc ’n Roll: Gnawa Style

As we weaved our way through the alleyways of the ancient medina on our way to the Roman arched entrance gate, souk keepers hurried to arrange their spices, oils, and scarves, while the narrow streets swelled with eager spectators. The kick-off parade for the Gnaoua World Music Festival was about to begin.

National Geographic Traveler’s executive editor, Norie Quintos, recently took a guided tour of Morocco with the Vermont-based Country Walkers. Here are three important lessons she learned along the way.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in May.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

The jeep was rented and packed with a few belongings I would need for the next couple of days. The sun was just beginning to rise when I left Agadir, Morocco. By the time it started heating up I was surrounded by desert.

Food Fridays: Tastes of Morocco

Lisa T.E. Sonne has braved Arctic cold and remote jellyfish waters for Intelligent Travel. Now she faces her “inner chef” and finally learns to cook in savory Morocco.

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.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately round up.

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups.

Photos: Where You Went

Our Facebook friends are always on the go. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow travelers have visited lately. If you haven’t found National Geographic Traveler on Facebook yet, please join us. Be sure to let us know where you’re off to each Friday, or just poke around for inspiration as you plan your next trip.

Photos: Where You Went

Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

Photos: Where You Went

Around and around we go. Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

#FriFotos: Sand, Sand, Everywhere

Sorry, there’s no water here. For this week’s #FriFotos* theme (SAND), we chose this photo of a Berber guide leading a camel through the Merzouga Desert — Morocco’s share of the Sahara, the largest (hot) desert in the world. Tomas Kouba, from Cesky Krumlov, CZ, snapped this vibrant pic on an unforgettable trip to Erg…

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

For today’s #FriFotos* we selected this photo of a treacherous, winding road in the mountains of the Middle Atlas in Morocco. The shot was submitted to our photo community by Vlad Min and was selected by our editors for a Your Morocco Photos gallery. Do you want to see one of your photographs featured in National Geographic…

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Morocco is a destination rich with history, art, and culture. Where do you start? Here are five things you must see on your next trip. [The Planet D] When NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission launched last Friday, it marked the beginning of the end of another chapter in space travel’s history. But that doesn’t mean…

It’s the lively, chaotic atmosphere, and seemingly infinite variety of goods for sale that make the markets of Marrakech some of the best in the world. For over a thousand years, the city has been a top destination for shopping and honing bargaining skills. Read this guide for tips on taking home treasures from the…

Have you ever daydreamed about taking a trip with a National Geographic photographer and learning to shoot on location? Well you don’t have to dream about it. National Geographic Expeditions offers photography trips to Costa Rica, Morocco, British Columbia, Bhutan, Alaska and Galápagos with some of our top photographers. The expeditions last eight to 12…

Street Food Photo Gallery

I can’t really tell right now if I’m hungry because it’s close to lunchtime, or because I’ve been staring at this amazing gallery of street food over at NationalGeographic.com’s new travel website. All I know is that I need to eat, and soon. And preferably from a cart of some kind. Here are a few…