Morocco Blog By Journey Beyond Travel Resources Blog

Our Morocco blog offers insightful information about the country. We've got city guides, expert articles, maps, train schedules, and more to help you plan your trip.

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Saffron Fills the Senses: Part Three

In parts one and two of our story unfolding saffron in Morocco we took you on a journey discovering Talouine, the city that is the heart of Moroccan saffron. From there we showcased the people behind the production and harvest of this precious crop. Today, you will see how saffron is separated and sold. Saffron farming truly […]

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The Doors of Morocco

Of all the things photographed in Morocco, doors may be the image most often captured. No two ever appear to be the same and on houses that often look similar on the exterior, unique doors are a way to set each apart. When you travel in Morocco keep on the lookout for colorful and unique […]

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Morocco for Vegetarians: Fresh Food Galore

Moroccoan cuisine is a tasty melting pot of different cultures with heavy influences from the Mediterranean, Arabic, Berber, and Andalusian cuisines. Its traditional dishes are a unique blend of spices, fresh vegetables and fruits and, of course, meat and fish. But that doesn’t mean that  vegetarians will have a hard time in Morocco.  A typical […]

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7 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Essaouira

It’s not the blue city (Chefchaouen), or the capital (Rabat), or well known for the way it comes to life at night (Marrakesh), it’s simply Essaouira; the calm, coastal city where Moroccans and visitors go to lose themselves and relax. If you’re not convinced yet, sit back and enjoy six more pictures that will make […]

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Visiting Morocco in Summer: A Survival Guide

Morocco is an increasingly popular travel destination year-round. But as the seasons change throughout the year, so do the opportunities visitors have to experience Morocco’s culture and history. Whether you’re into water sports, mountain trekking, cultural experiences or historical sites – you’ll find that the optimal time for exploring all of these sides of Morocco […]

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The BEST Places to Eat in Marrakesh

There is a buzz surrounding Morocco’s food scene at the moment and its not hard to see where all the fuss is coming from; new and inspiring restaurants are popping up all across the country. Let’s be honest, Morocco has always been high up on the must-visit list for foodie travellers. But it is a […]

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Faces of Morocco: Stories of a Country

The people are what make the core of any culture. Today we’d like to introduce you to some of the faces of Morocco. The people behind these images are our friends and neighbors. The portraits come from all corners of Morocco and are a small sampling of who you might encounter when you come to […]

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit the Sahara NOW!

Do you have a dream to visit the Sahara? Or, maybe you’re one of those people who insists there’s nothing there to see or do. If the Moroccan Sahara is your “must see” list or if you want to stay as far away as possible we’ve put together ten of our favorite images to show […]

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Hidden Morocco: Aoufous and the Ziz Valley

Morocco is home to numerous stunning palm groves and your journey from the imperial cities of Fez or Marrakesh toward the vast Sahara will take you past an oasis valley before reaching the dunes themselves. As you pass through different towns and terrains, the landscape begins to notably change into a rocky scrubland, geographically indicating […]

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What You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know for Morocco

So you think you know everything there is to know about visiting Morocco? You may be surprised to discover some of the following anecdotes that we have learned over our time in this amazing country. Compare your notes with our checklist and get ready for an amazing adventure! Not everything will be cheap. Yes, Morocco […]

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Rfissa – Moroccan Lentil and Chicken Recipe

There are some Moroccan foods (like Sfa) that are so good, you’ll never find them on a restaurant menu. Rfissa is one of those dishes. The simple ingredients of chicken and lentils are elevated with the inclusion of spices and a slow cooking time – until everything is falling apart, delicious. Rfissa is a special […]

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Bab Mansour: Morocco’s Famous Door

The Meknes medina, garnished as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, holds many treasures within its walls. The first one can be admired even before you enter the imperial city: Bab Mansour. This incredible gate (bab in Arabic) is not only a spectacular example of Almohad architecture but it also holds a unique story […]

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Top 7 Things to Read Before You Visit Fez

Until 1925 Fez was the modern capital of Morocco and retains its prestige as one of the most enchanting and enriching cities in the country. Home to the world’s largest car-free city center and the world’s oldest functioning university it’s no surprise Fez is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and a must-visit on tourist […]

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Hidden Morocco: Asilah – A Photo Essay

Asilah is a sleepy fishing town in the North of Morocco, just one hour south of Tangier. While not completely off Morocco’s well-beaten path, it’s often missed by travellers bound inland for Fez or Chefchaouen, yet has a uniquely alluring charm. With an immaculately restored medina that’s re-painted vivid shades of blue & white each […]

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Festivals to Celebrate Spring in Morocco

Once the cool breezes of winter turn warm, and the almond trees begins, spring is on its way and so to does the festival season. Some festivals, such as the Fez Sacred Music Festival and Gnawa Music Festival are known worldwide, however some smaller, more regional festivals are not. Each is unique and if you’re ... [Read more]

Festivals to Celebrate Spring in Morocco is a post from Journey Beyond Travel, a tour company arranging quality Morocco tours for individuals, couples, and small groups.

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Eight Reasons Morocco Should be Your Next Travel Destination

You’re ready to pack your bags and take the adventure of a lifetime, but where to go, where to go? With so many destinations to choose from it can be overwhelming to select just one. But, there’s one country that you can experience old and new, surf and sand, a modern urban and conservative rural ... [Read more]

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Tangier at Thirteen: A Gateway to the World

Travel should excite all the senses. That’s the lesson my thirteen-year-old self took back to England from my first family holiday abroad in Tangier, Morocco. A port town in the north of Morocco, the once international zone of Tangier is separated from Europe by twenty miles of the Strait of Gibraltar. Its location  explains the ... [Read more]

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High-Tech Treasure Hunt: Geocaching in Morocco

A supplement to any vacation itinerary, geocaching has led our family off the beaten path to places unknown and Morocco is no exception. Scattered across the country, many of the geocache locations in urban and rural Morocco have been carefully selected to showcase the geography, culture, history, and traditions of the country. This global high-tech ... [Read more]

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