VIDEO: Morocco’s Sahara & a luxury camp

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Desert Luxury Camp, Erg Chebbi-10

Morocco is spellbinding. The country is vast, diverse and its hidden gems are many. We’re not often travellers to join a guided tour, but our private 4WD excursion with Your Morocco Tour was exceptional; definitely worth spending extra for a personalised trip hosted by a knowledgeable Berber driver. Our gracious local host was Ali. Should you be planning a trip, please allow yourself at least ... Continue Reading

Memories from Morocco: Sahara & a desert camp

Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Tonight it’s promised we’ll be transported to a haven of Arabian nights amongst the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi; Morocco’s slice of Africa’s expansive Sahara Desert. So it comes as a surprise there’s snow outside my window as we drive through a bleak inhospitable landscape, past nomadic sheepherders bundled from the bitter wind and rocky highlands of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Each ... Continue Reading

VIDEO Morocco: Chefchaouen to Fez

Fez, Morocco-24

  Pleased to present part one of our journey through Morocco in motion picture. Highly recommend switching picture quality to HD 720p via the cog wheel and be patient should it need to buffer. I've plenty more to share from the trip including our visit to Morocco's Sahara, Todra Gorge, Marrakech and Essaouira. Though with an Atlantic Ocean crossing looming, it'll have to wait until our ... Continue Reading

Memories from Morocco: Chefchaouen to Fez

Fez, Morocco-16

  “I am Berber. My home is south Morocco – the Sahara. After school I became a camel trekking guide, then I worked in a hotel reception and as a waiter. Next I trained as a four-wheel driving guide on desert tours. Today I am a driver.” Ali, our personal host from Your Morocco Tour, was happy to see us when we finally walked through the sliding doors at Tangier Med’s extensive commercial ... Continue Reading

Shakedown passage to Canary Islands

Passage to Canary Islands-3

It was still dark when the alarm sounded early Saturday morning. Heavy rain was rapping on our cabin roof four feet above my head and the room periodically glowed with lightning. For the first leg of our transatlantic passage, it wasn’t feeling like an ideal send-off to me. Winter can bring turbulent weather to the region, so after one near-start followed by another patient week of waiting at ... Continue Reading