Photos to Inspire You to Visit Chefchaouen

Photos to Inspire You to Visit Chefchaouen
Visit Chefchaouen

Aptly nicknamed the Blue Pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen is a must see place that you should add to your travel bucket list. Situated in the Northwestern region of Morocco, this blue washed city dates all the way back to the 1400s. There are many theories as to why the walls may be blue in color. Some say it was painted blue by Jewish settlers who fled from Spain during the Spanish Reconquista while some others say that it is to drive the mosquitoes away. Another famous theory is that the blue is said to symbolize the sky and heaven and serves as a reminder to lead a spiritual life. Whatever the theory might be, there is no doubt that Chefchaouen is one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Here are 30 pictures to inspire you to visit Chefchaouen.

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Traveling During a Pandemic – What to Consider

Traveling During a Pandemic – What to Consider
Traveling During a Pandemic

As much as this word is overused, COVID unfortunately is the our “new normal”. I had the opportunity to travel to a few places during this pandemic. Traveling during a pandemic is an absolute personal choice for you and your family that you should make after carefully considering all your personal circumstances. The intent of this post is not to encourage or discourage you from travel. This post is for anyone who wants to travel and may want some help thinking through things.

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Day Trip to Saint John – Travel Guide

Day Trip to Saint John – Travel Guide
Day Trip to Saint John

Saint John is the smaller of the three main islands that make up the US Virgin Islands and makes for a great day trip from Saint Thomas. Saint John is a far more secluded island because it is not as easy to get to unlike the other two but it’s charm and raw natural beauty is second to none. This post covers all you need to know to make a day trip to Saint John from Saint Thomas and what to see and do once you get there.

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7 Things to See in Saint Thomas, USVI

7 Things to See in Saint Thomas, USVI
7 things to see in Saint Thomas

It is easy to miss the United States when thinking about Caribbean vacations! However, in the US Virgin Islands, you can easily experience all the amazing things you would otherwise experience in a Caribbean location without ever officially “leaving” the United States. This overseas territory of the United States consists of 3 larger islands, namely Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas. Previously a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, the US Virgin Islands is a unique blend of Caribbean and European influences. Here are 7 things to see in Saint Thomas, which is also the capital of the territory.

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8 Days in Turkey – Itinerary & Travel Guide

8 Days in Turkey – Itinerary & Travel Guide

Turkey is the perfect blend of East meets West, of old verses new. With so much to see and do, owning to its rich history and diverse landscapes, I would imagine you could spend several years and still not see all of Turkey. Since several years or long vacation time is not a luxury that most people have, here is an itinerary for 8 days in Turkey if you have limited time off like I do, but still want to get a sample of what Turkey has to offer.

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10 Things to Do in Antalya

10 Things to Do in Antalya
10 Things to do in Antalya

Back in ancient Roman times, Antalya was a major port city and a known trading destination. Today, this town is known for its resorts and beaches and is one of Turkey’s most visited tourist destinations. Situated on the Mediterranean, this area is also known as Turkey’s “Turquoise Coast” owing its blue waters. The resort town of Antalya was the last place we visited on our 8 day Turkey trip. There are a lot of things to do as a part of day trips around Antalya. However, our goal in Antalya was to relax and take it easy. This post covers 10 things to do in Antalya that are not far from the heart of the town and can be done with very minimum effort.

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What to See in Cappadocia + Travel Guide

What to See in Cappadocia + Travel Guide

The otherworldly land of Cappadocia is best known for its unique rock formations and fairytale like landscapes. This whimsical part of Turkey should be a must see in your travel bucket list. The travel guide below covers what to see in Cappadocia as well as key information to help you plan your trip and make the most out of your stay.

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Things to See and Do in Istanbul Turkey

Things to See and Do in Istanbul Turkey
Things to see and do in Istanbul

The historic city of Istanbul straddles two continents and is known to be the center point of where East meets West. Istanbul used to be called Byzantium and Constantinople back in the day and was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity in the middle ages before it was conquered by the Ottoman empire and transformed into an Islamic powerhouse. Today, this buzzing and vibrant city gives you a glimpse into its past while capturing your heart and mind with its present. This post covers things to see and do in Istanbul, including some of its most famous sites as well as its best kept secrets.

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What to Eat and Drink in Turkey

What to Eat and Drink in Turkey
What to eat and drink in Turkey

Out of all my travels thus far, I think Turkish food really takes the top most spot on my list of favorite cuisine. In my recent trip to Turkey, I got to try some amazing Turkish food influenced by its rick history and culture. This what to eat and drink in Turkey post covers everything you need to try in Turkey! I have also included Turkish desserts because, would it even be a post about food without dessert?

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