Meet the Team at Journey Beyond Travel
The Staff at JBT
Chris first fell in love with Morocco when he traveled the country alongside co film-maker Thomas Buttery while shooting our promo video and has been on the ground with us ever since. As a graduate of media studies and a keen backpacker, he is passionate about travel-based media and has a strong passion for photography. Now living in Ifrane, Chris helps Journey Beyond Travel with media content and destination research. He loves trekking among the Middle Atlas, although when out on the road – he especially enjoys spending time in laid back oasis villages and exploring the southern oasis routes. Some of his favorite places in Morocco include the Dades Valley and the Telouet Kasbah. He enjoys the diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, culture and people and finds the history fascinating. He has won both national and regional awards for his filmmaking and photography.
Coordinators at JBT
City Guides with JBT
Abdelaziz Naim has been with the Journey Beyond Travel team as one of our main city guides for Fez and Sefrou. He graduated from Fez University with a degree in English Literature after having spent time studying in France. Going by his last name, “Naim,” he has been a national tour leader since 2007 and also works as a part-time English teacher in his hometown area of Sefrou. Wanting to spend more time with his family, he has dedicated himself to becoming one of Fez’s most renowned city guides taking travelers from all over the globe around the Fez ancient medina. He looks forward to each day where he looks forward to sharing the people, history, and cultural heritage of one of Morocco’s most mesmerizing cities.
Drivers with JBT
Redouane Naji was born in Fez and received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 2007 with a focus on Sufism and Linguistics. He started working in the field of tourism in 2007, which helped him hone is skills in the industry. Over time, he worked to improve his skills to ensure he became a safe and conscientious driver. He also began exploring off-the-beaten path destinations so that he would have the experience in driving every road and backroad in Morocco. Redouane prides himself in being open-minded, polite, patience, and his dynamic personality will surely captivate you on your adventure. He possesses superb interpersonal communication skills, as well as organization and management skills. He enjoys reading and sharing his knowledge of Moroccan culture and history; whether Berber, Jewish, or Moorish, with any travelers who would like to learn more. In his spare time, he enjoys music, trying out new foods, learning about other countries, and looking forward to his next trip where he can share his country while learning from others about theirs.
Abdelghani Bouimazgane is a local from outside the Red City of Marrakesh. He has been working with Journey Beyond Travel for several years and has a fun-loving, patient personality. We pegged him early on as a great driver for small to medium-sized groups. So, if you travel with your own tribe, he may be the one accompanying you and opening Morocco’s magical doors for your exploration. Abdelghani enjoys traveling both in Morocco and abroad. One of his favorite city’s outside Morocco’s borders is Istanbul. Within Morocco, he thoroughly enjoys showing clients the country’s southern gems, hidden corners, and historical sights. He looks forward to traveling with you and showing you the real Morocco.
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