Sahara Desert Facts

Sahara Desert Facts

1. The Sahara is the third largest desert in the world. The first and second may surprise you. 2. At over 9,400,000 square kilometers, it covers most of North Africa, including Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia 3. The continental U.S. is home to over 316 million individuals. The Sahara, covering the same land area, is home to only 4 million. That’s a population density […]

June 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

What we did in the High Atlas

What we did in the High Atlas

We drove from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, making stops at different points along the way. A highlight of the ride, besides seeing all of the amazing views, was goat and vegetable shopping with our driver Amine, and taking the food to Lhoussaien’s home in the village of Tazentout for a homemade tagine. Lhoussaien’s home is in a beautiful and quiet Berber village, and is […]

June 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

Video picks for the High Atlas

Video picks for the High Atlas

As our teaser shows, Booker is about to explore the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco. In the meantime, here is a list of some videos we found on the web which take you there in varied ways. “High Atlas Kayaking” by We Are Hungry Productions “Berber Turns” Skiing the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco by Salomon Freeski “Atlas […]

June 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

WHERE TO STAY IN MARRAKECH

WHERE TO STAY IN MARRAKECH

For its over two million tourists a year, the city of Marrakech offers many options of where to stay. WHERE WE STAYED: Hotel Méridien N’Fis: Large rooms with many facing a beautiful garden full of local plants and flowers, Booker’s favorite hotel breakfast, the nicest bellmen who looked really cool handling a surfboard. Amazing.   THE RIADS Riads are Moroccan mansions that […]

June 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm 2 comments

ON YOUR WAY TO THE MEDINA

ON YOUR WAY TO THE MEDINA

This week, we spend the day exploring the city and Medina of Marrakech. Booker is so excited by all of the new and unexpected sites, smells and by the people he meets that he has a hard time choosing where to go first. Luckily he had a few tips in his back pocket that helped him to navigate the sensory […]

May 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

Food traditions

Food traditions

Foods traditions to explore while traveling Holidays get us eating specific traditional dishes whether it being turkey on Thanksgiving, matzo on Passover or hallaca on Christmas. But there are other foods that cultures have on specific days of the week and while traveling, it is great to make a point of trying them. Friday Couscous in Morocco On last week’s […]

April 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

GETTING TO MOROCCO

GETTING TO MOROCCO

Mountains, deserts, beaches, cities, and forests all lie within Morocco’s borders. Drive for more than an hour in any direction and the landscape will transform in front of you. But with so much to see, how do you choose? And even more importantly, how do you get there? HELPFUL SITES TO CHECK: Visit Morocco Visa Requirements Vaccine Requirements HOW WE […]

April 23, 2014 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

Skate videos that make us want to travel

Skate videos that make us want to travel

Explore The City rides through London: Charles Lanceplaine brings us to Ordos, China: Skate Like A Girl & Hollyanne Faber skate Morocco: Adidas brings us to Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro: Longboarding with Original Skateboards in the mountains: http://vimeo.com/5279004  

April 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0 comments