STARING out at the pounding Atlantic waves, Lucy Domachowski never thought she’d get in, let alone close to surfing, standing up on a board. The breakers pulsed toward her as she patted her feet in the shallows while trying to stay upright in the unrelenting wind.
Just three hours from Marrakech, you’ll find a stunning and laidback coastal alternative.
Essaouira city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay on Morocco’s Atlantic coast…
MOGA festival, now in its third year, benefits from Essaouria’s illustrious past; a music and arts festival, it blends Moroccan, Maghrebian and African national scenes with a swathe of international DJs.
Many fans have been sadden at the end of “Game of Thrones” (GoT). Although we had to bid farewell to the kingdom of Westeros, the good news is that its stunning film locations, including national…
Take stock in bohemian Essaouira, a Moroccan city where sea air mingles with a laid-back pace of life. Meander through the souks of the medina, dine on fresh fish and find out why this harbour town is an artistic enclave.
The third edition of MOGA Festival, a tasteful mix of electronic music & culture, returns to Essaouira. Read more about MOGA Festival 2019.
Is taking a day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech worth it? Here’s a review of an Essaouira tour that will answer that question!
From King’s Landing to the Iron Bank, so many of the breath-taking backdrops seen on the smash hit Game of Thrones television series are available for future generations…
Small-group adventure tour by van spanned 1,200 miles of the North African country…
Agoria and Seb Zito are playing the three-dayer…
The presence of Jewish tradesmen helped shape the character of Essaouira in Morocco. Traces of the portʹs Jewish heritage are evident to this very day. Every year Jews from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Essaouira, keeping memories of the city’s Jewish character alive. By Claudia Mende
March is distinguished as Women’s History Month in the U.S., and March 8 marks the global celebration of International Women’s Day. In celebration and support of the many great achievements of women around the world, we’d like to highlight the entrepreneurship, leadership, and talents of five international tourist operations run by women. Each unique experience provides cultural understanding and local knowledge while supporting women and their families. Covering four continents and a range of activities, these immersive experiences also cater to all types of travelers. Though all five operations are run by women, men are encouraged to participate and support these causes when it’s in a culturally appropriate setting.
1. Take a wildlife photo tour in Lapland, Sweden.
Scandinavian Photoadventures, operated by Anette Niia and Ylva Sarri, offers immersive photography tours in Sweden’s stunning Lapland region. Niia says that their tours stand out because they zero in on “how to get the photos you want instead of discussing the technical terms and material, which is often the focus of photography courses.” This provides a less intimidating approach for beginner photographers.
Essaouira is as boho as Marrakech but without the hassle. Liz Hoggard checks in for some sweet sanctuary.
Last week I slept in a botanical garden. Each morning at Essaouira’s Le Jardin des Douars, a hotel set in 7.5 acres of tropical planting, we awoke to the heady scent of thyme, Moroccan rose and lantana, then snuck out of our villa to swim in the heated jade pool, as frogs scuttled past giant cacti and succulents, and red dragonflies turned arabesques in the breeze. The hotel has three resident peacocks, and our gardener confided that he’d nicknamed the female tortoise Marine Le Pen “because she can be a bit mean.” Paradise with a sense of humour — what more could you want?
As Morocco is set to join ECOWAS, it has brought much excitement to travel junkies in the sub-region as it represents a potential loss of strict national borders because of the free movement of people enjoyed by ECOWAS citizens.
West African leaders have agreed in principle to allow the Kingdom of Morocco to become part of the regional grouping, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The agreement was made at a meeting of regional leaders in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
This has brought much excitement to many travel junkies in the sub-region as it represents a potential loss of strict national borders. That is because ECOWAS citizens enjoy free movement of people using the joint passports.
So, now that Morocco is joining the community, here is why you need to grab your passport as quickly as possible.