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3 International Travel Experiences You Only Need One Day For

3 International Travel Experiences You Only Need One Day For

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” It’s a travel quote I see constantly on Pinterest and Instagram. But how many people actually make it everywhere? In truth, hardly anyone. First of all, going “everywhere” is virtually impossible, but even if we just break it down to countries, the chance that the average person will reach all 190+ countries in their lifetime is slim. Many people set travel goals like “25 counties by 25,” but at that rate they won’t even make it to half the world’s countries in their lifetime. How crazy is that?! Continue Reading…

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Tips for Taking the Train in Morocco

Tips for Taking the Train in Morocco

It’s the easiest and fastest way to get between cities, but there are a few things you should know before taking the train in Morocco. While I’m not by any means an expert (I have only taken it twice), I feel like my experience was an educational one – so if you’re planning on taking the train in Morocco, read on! Continue Reading…

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Embracing the Chaos in Jemaa el Fna, the Times Square of Marrakech

Embracing the Chaos in Jemaa el Fna, the Times Square of Marrakech

Jemaa el Fna is one crazy place, and can easily be described as the Times Square of Marrakech. But instead of costumed characters, they have snake charmers, and instead of hot dog stands, there are orange juice carts. While it’s crowded and touristy, it’s also a must-do. Continue Reading…

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Where to Stay: Riad 144 in Marrakech

Where to Stay: Riad 144 in Marrakech

I’ve already expressed my love of riads, so on my second trip to Morocco I was excited to experience these beautiful B&B-type accommodations again. This time I stayed at Riad 144, a hidden oasis with just five rooms in the medina of Marrakech. If you’re trying to decide where to stay in Marrakech, read on! Continue Reading…

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La Mamounia: Experience This Opulent Hotel in Morocco Without Booking a Room

La Mamounia: Experience This Opulent Hotel in Morocco Without Booking a Room

One of the most opulent, luxurious hotels in Marrakech, Morocco is La Mamounia, a historic property that has been around since the 18th century and was recently remodeled in 2010. Continue Reading…

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  Hi! I'm Anna. I'm originally from Boston but right now I live in NYC where I'm working full time as a fashion publicist. I'm also traveling the world on weekends, holidays and two weeks of vacation. My mission is to help you live a happy, healthy and travel-filled life *without* quitting your 9-to-5!
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