What is a riad?

When people inquire about tours with us we often like to propose that they try staying in a riad for a chance to experience authentic Moroccan hospitality.  Because of this one of the questions we often get asked is, “What is a riad and what is the difference between a riad and a hotel?” A riad

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When people visit northern Morocco they often visit Tangier but skip its neighbor, the small artsy town of Asilah. Up until this year I was one of those people who skipped over Asilah, as well, passing through the train station but never stopping to get out and explore. I finally took the opportunity this April

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Every year, generally in the end of September/early October there is a large horse festival held for five days in the small town of Tissa, just outside of Fes. Like most festivals in Morocco it can be hard to find out about the exact dates and details before it happens. However, if you happen to

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Sahara in the winter

I recently had the opportunity to go to the Sahara desert with a few friends. Although I have been to the desert before, it never ceases to amaze me when I visit. This was my first time though to visit in the winter, January, and it was cold. We went by overnight bus leaving from

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Snow in Morocco

Snow is not a word that comes to mind when people think of Morocco. More often than not, people’s first thoughts are images of sand, palm trees and camels. Living in Fes, Morocco, I have the privilege of being about one-and-a-half hours away from the mountain town of Ifrane which every year seems to get

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Day Trips from Fes

Day Trips from Fes If you are visiting the historical city of Fes, Morocco and have a few extra days to travel around, there are several great day trips you can take from Fes. Meknes About an hour’s drive west of Fes is the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is often considered one of the

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Mint Tea

If you have the privilege of being able to visit Morocco you will quickly come to discover that the country is famous for one in particular drink, mint tea. Everywhere you go you will be offered traditional mint tea; whether it is upon arrival at your riad, while looking at rugs in the carpet shops,

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