Relaxing in Essaouira, Morocco

Blue fishing boats in Essaouira MoroccoIf you travel to Essaouira after visiting other Moroccan cities, one of the first things you might notice in the medina is dreadlocks—several shopkeepers with dreadlocks. The town’s amiable medina, well-kept beach and quiet serenity make Essaouira an attractive place to get away.

Beyond the dreads, the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has a uniquely relaxed ambiance. Rather than calling passers-by into their shops, merchants tend to quietly observe the crowd or mingle with locals, leaving tourists to browse through handmade Berber baskets, colorful fabrics and artisan handicrafts relatively pressure-free. Even negotiating for goods feels low-key, but don’t let down your guard when buying—Moroccan bargaining customs still apply! (more…)

Morocco Family Tour

A little unknown fact about Morocco is that it is a great place for a family holiday. Virtually every inch of the region offers something for everyone to enjoy. Over the course of a Morocco family tour, families can travel the majestic Sahara Desert with a camel as the mode of transportation or take a peek at authentic Moroccan life in a Berber village. Take in a piece of Moroccan history with a visit to palaces, mosques and souk markets. (more…)