Visiting a Hammam in Morocco and Leaving Modesty at the Door | A Map to Anywhere

Visiting a Hammam in Morocco and Leaving Modesty at the Door

August 25, 2019 6 min read

Visiting a Hammam One of the things you should do in Morocco is visit a hammam. It’s the closest thing to a human car wash you will ever experience. It is also a rare opportunity to leave all modesty behind in an Islamic country. A hammam is a spa, sort of…. or maybe it’s a…

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The Ultimate Guide to Aït Benhaddou | A Map to Anywhere

The Ultimate Guide to Aït Benhaddou

August 14, 2019 6 min read

Aït Benhaddou is a village on the old caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. If it looks familiar, you’ve probably seen in it on TV on A LOT.  It’s been in tons of movies ranging from Laurence of Arabia to Gladiator, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven, and more recently, season 3 of Game of…

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The Only Morocco Itinerary You Need | A Map to Anywhere

The Only Morocco Itinerary You Need

December 21, 2017 8 min read

If you are looking for the best of Morocco, I suggest this is where you start. If you’d like to see a video of some of my favorite moments, see the video below.   I looked at a lot of itineraries posted online while planning this trip. None of them…

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Morocco in 2 Minutes | A Map to Anywhere

Morocco in 2 Minutes

December 21, 2017 2 min read

Ever wanted to go to Morocco? You should! It’s incredible and one of my favorite places I’ve been. Here is a quick video glimpse of what it’s like to travel Morocco in 2 Minutes! Morocco in 2 Minutes If you want the perfect itinerary, click here. This video covers the sights and sounds of a…

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Riad Renovation in Morocco | A Map to Anywhere

Riad Renovation in Morocco

December 20, 2017 2 min read

Sometimes, when traveling, I find myself in unexpected places. One day in Morocco, Marybeth and I ended up at construction site. It had begun at our riad that morning. The owner had introduced himself, then proceeded to plan our day for us and insist on activities he found most fitting. These mostly included spending the…

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The Reality of a Camel Trek into the Sahara | A Map to Anywhere

The Reality of a Camel Trek into the Sahara

December 07, 2017 7 min read

You know those pictures like the one above where you see your friends or perhaps an unliked acquaintance on Facebook camel trekking in a distant country? It always looks super badass and exotic. Well, here’s the thing, it’s not all that hardcore. It’s similar to ranch tours in Montana. In Montana, there’s always a majority of…

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The Moroccan Tree-Climbing Goats – A Story of My Family  | A Map to Anywhere

The Moroccan Tree-Climbing Goats – A Story of My Family 

November 30, 2017 10 min read

Moroccan Goats and Montana Memories – A Story of Love, Locations and Loss It began on an early morning bus ride in Morocco. The last thing I expected was a goat sighting to bring me to tears and make me feel more connected to my family than I had been in months. The bus was…

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Camel Toes | A Map to Anywhere

Camel Toes

November 27, 2017 1 min read

Literal Camel Toe. I know camel toe has gotten a lot of bad PR in recent years. It's used to describe fashion mishaps at the hands of unforgiving yoga pants and hurled across middle-school lunchrooms between school children. But does anyone know what an actual camel's toes look like?

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Rocking the Kasbah in Morocco | A Map to Anywhere

Rocking the Kasbah in Morocco

November 26, 2017 4 min read

Last night, we stayed in a 300-year old Kasbah… with wi-fi. It was an odd but wonderful mixture of old and new. A Kasbah is an adobe-type structure that is square. The rooms are all on the outside of the square and the center is reserved for the courtyard. The one we stayed at was…

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Is Morocco Safe? | A Map to Anywhere

Is Morocco Safe?

November 24, 2017 7 min read

I read a lot about visiting Morocco while I planned this trip. Many of the blogs discussed safety and being hassled in markets.  Marrakesh itself did not get glowing reviews. I thought I was prepared. It turns out, I should have taken what I read with a grain of salt. We landed in Marrakesh after…

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