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Eastern Mediterranean Cruise: 3 Continents Cruise

Bucket List Cruise with Celestyal Cruises 3 Continents – 6 Countries – 5 UNESCO Sites – 8 Days: The 3 Continents Cruise by Celestyal Cruises offers you an itinerary where one highlight follows the next. In early December, my husband and I were invited on board the Celestyal Crystal to experience this cruise and share …

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Where was Game of Thrones Filmed? GOT Film Locations and Tours in Europe and Beyond

Where was Game of Thrones Filmed? Game Of Thrones Film Locations and Tours in Europe and Beyond There is no doubt that Game of Thrones showed us some incredible landscapes and beautiful cities over the year. Of course, many of the places look quite a bit different in real life, but it is still fun to …

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“Yalla! Yalla!” Moroccan Cooking School  

“Yalla! Yalla!” Moroccan Cooking School    I was hungry. My feet ached after three hours in the Moroccan cooking school’s stifling kitchen after we returned from shopping in the Fes medina with bags full of ingredients.  Earlier, Lahcen Beqqi, a Moroccan chef who had worked in kitchens worldwide, grinned at me as he strode into Dar Anebar, the riad or guest house where I was staying in Fes.  “Yalla! We’re going shopping! In the ancient food market close to the main gate.” …

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Escaping the Cold: Best Winter Sailing Destinations Around the World

Escape the Cold – Best Winter Sailing Destinations around the World If you follow me on Facebook, you have probably seen my photos from the incredible sailing cruise from Sardinia to Corsica I was invited on a few weeks ago. To say the least: it was a dream vacation and certainly won’t be the last …

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The Best Travel Destinations for Beach and Culture Lovers

Beach and Culture Travel Destinations The Best Travel Destinations for Beach and Culture Lovers If you travel in a group or with your loved one, you often have to make compromises. One might like an active adventure trip to the mountains, while the other wants to relax on the beach or go visit historic sites and …

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Essaouira: Chillin’ Out on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast

From the rooftop patio of the Palais Des Remparts hotel in Essaouira, Morocco, I stare out over the roiling Atlantic. Cirrus clouds and seagulls hover in the dazzling azure sky thanks to a brackish wind. Below me medieval-looking cannons protrude from the city’s ramparts that inspired this hotel’s name. I’m tempted to curl up with …

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Adventure in Marrakech, the Exotic Red-Rose City of Morocco

Marrakech is known as ‘the red rose city’ because of its pink-tinged buildings and the rose hue that envelopes the city. The city nestles like a rose-quartz gemstone near the foothills of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountain. Outside the city walls, the rock-strewn fields turn into a desert with little vegetation except for patches of …

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The Decadent Charm of Essaouira, Morocco

“Essa…what?” my travel companion, Mary, asked. “Where do you want to go?” Essaouira “Essa—ouuu…rja,” I repeated, savoring every sound. I admit, I had secretly practiced. Everybody can say ‘Casablanca’ or ‘Marrakesh’, but to get your tongue around the name of this particular pearl in the necklace of Moroccan beauties needs some doing. Never mind, once …

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