Soak, Scrub, and Socialize

10/01/12

Argan oil. Ghassoul. Black soap. Just a few of the essential ingredients of what may be one of the best beauty treatments on earth. A ritual that has been around for centuries. A place not just for cleansing, but also for socializing. It’s known as the hammam. And it’s an important part of Moroccan culture, for both men and women. With both health and beauty benefits, it’s an experience not to miss when travelling to Morocco as it’s sure to leave you feeling like you’ve uncovered a...

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From Home-Spun Comfort to Luxurious Resorts

04/17/12

With more than 1,200 riads located in the Marrakech medina, picking the perfect place to stay is a difficult decision. But each riad is designed differently.  Each riad has its own unique style and personality, accommodating travellers’ unique needs and expectations for a perfect stay in magical Marrakech. For a luxurious stay overlooking stunning gardens and with some of the best western-style accommodations in Marrakech, book your stay at La Mamounia.  Pamper yourself with a traditional...

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Neighborhood Report: Rue Majorelle

04/04/12

When an escape from the hustle and bustle of the medina is needed, head to Rue Majorelle. After all, it’s where Yves Saint Laurent retreated to when in Marrakech. And with the recent new concept shops opening up, it’s also an attractive shopping destination. Postcard perfect Today, Majorelle Gardens is a popular destination, attracting 600,000 visitors yearly. Wander amongst the bamboo and admire the various cacti and of course the gorgeous art deco home formerly owned by famed Moroccan...

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Cultural Love Affair

03/16/12

It was a feeling so strong it changed my life. I’d fallen in love like never before. I’d always been attracted to a desirable lifestyle, interesting culture, and delicious cuisine. A shared love of music was a definite plus. Amazing style and beauty were added bonuses. Yes, Morocco captured my heart. In fact, by day four of my 17-day Moroccan vacation, I knew I was coming back. I didn’t know how long I’d stay. Or what I’d do. But I’d figure it out. Let the journey begin! So I gave...

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