Is Traveling Dangerous?

Is Traveling Dangerous?

Travel is dangerous. Is it safe to travel to (insert country name here)? You shouldn’t travel alone. Those people are (insert gross generalization here). Why do you want to go there? I would never travel to a (insert stereotype here) country like that. We hear these things all the time and most of the people saying these things have never even traveled outside of the state, province or city they live in, let alone their country.

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Tips for Visiting Morocco - Culture and Etiquette

Tips for Visiting Morocco - Culture and Etiquette

One of the things that I absolutely love about Morocco are the people. They’re very friendly, welcoming and have a strong sense of pride and culture. Even though this is true it’s important to make sure that you respect the culture, respect the values and learn simple etiquette. This will hopefully make your experience much more enjoyable and you’ll be able to see the beauty of not only the landscape, but also the people.

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What You Should Know Before Traveling to Marrakech

What You Should Know Before Traveling to Marrakech

A one-size fits all approach to travel in general doesn’t work and it definitely doesn’t work in Morocco. It can be one of the most challenging cities to navigate for some people. Doing tons of research is very important before visiting Marrakech because not everyone has the same experience when they travel here. Some people have great experiences and some don’t.

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6 Essentials to Pack When Visiting Morocco

6 Essentials to Pack When Visiting Morocco

Morocco has beautiful mountains in the interior of the country, large areas of desert in the south eastern part of the country and an extensive coastline on the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Depending on the the time of year and where you’re traveling while in Morocco, you’ll need the essentials on this list. You can experience all four seasons in Morocco and fall, winter and spring are the best times to visit the desert because the temperatures are very pleasant during the day but are cool at night. It’s hot in the summer with July and August being the hottest months of the year, temperatures can reach 107F (41C) or higher in some cities.

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Tips on How to Choose the Right Airbnb Rental

Tips on How to Choose the Right Airbnb Rental

When it comes to choosing the right Airbnb it can seem like it’s hit and miss with getting it right. It’s really not. It only takes a little bit of work to find the right place that works for you. Having used Airbnb for the majority of my 7 month trip that I’m currently on, I’ve picked up on a few things that have helped me avoid any uncomfortable or unpleasant situations. I haven't had a bad experience with Airbnb (touch wood) because I follow three simple rules every time I choose a place.

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A Mini Guide to Matera, Italy

A Mini Guide to Matera, Italy

Most people have never heard of Matera, Italy. It’s one of those places that I found by chance while researching eco-friendly hotels in Italy. I was looking for unique places to stay that I could add to my list of cities that are a must visit. Matera is definitely a must visit. 

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5 Awesome Things to do In Naples, Italy

5 Awesome Things to do In Naples, Italy

If you’re going to Naples and expecting it to be pristine, clean and romantic like Rome, don’t. Naples isn’t Rome. It was a bit of a shock to be honest, to see the differences between the two cities and quite frankly all of the other cities that I’ve visited while in Italy. I spent 8 nights there and found some really beautiful things to see while there, you just have to know where to look.

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Alternative Things to do in Rome, Italy

Alternative Things to do in Rome, Italy

Rome is a huge city full of history, a history that dates back over two thousand years. We all know about the Coliseum, Forum, Vatican, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, etc. and yes, if you’re a first time visitor to Rome seeing those places is a must. To not go would almost be blasphemous. But after one or two days of that, then what? Rome is so much more than those few sites. There are so many other buildings, neighborhoods, parks and squares that deserve just as much attention. These are not ”non-touristy” places, just less visited and therefore void of the overwhelming crowds.

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How to Find Eco-Friendly Hotels

How to Find Eco-Friendly Hotels

On my recent trip through Europe I wanted to find eco-friendly hotels to try out so that I can recommend them first hand. Trying to find a hotel in general when planning a trip can be a daunting task, but add eco-friendly to the mix and it can seem even more overwhelming. Ecotourism is on the rise and travelers are becoming more conscious about the way they travel. I have a few tips for finding the perfect place. These are the steps that I take for every trip that I plan, it does take more effort than looking for a regular hotel but it's getting easier.

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Tips for Planning Your Next Trip

Tips for Planning Your Next Trip

One of the most important things about travel is the planning, and fortunately for me it’s something that I really enjoy. I know for some of you, that’s the most tedious part because you may not know where to start. It doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Here are the basic steps that I follow for all of my trips.

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