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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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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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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A Guide to Smartphone Travel Photography

A Guide to Smartphone Travel Photography

People are often surprised when I tell them my travel photographs are taken from a smartphone. I’ve been traveling for a while now but up until my very recent trip to Morocco, I only used my smartphone for all my travel photography. I now have a mirrorless camera but I still continue to use my Android smartphone out of habit (probably something I won’t stop doing in a hurry). Here are my top tips for smartphone travel photography and what has worked for me.

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Travel Tips for Santorini – Know Before You Go

Travel Tips for Santorini – Know Before You Go
Travel Tips for Santorini

With epic sunset views, the calm waters of the Aegean sea and white washed cliff side houses, it is no wonder that Santorini is on most people’s travel bucket list. This post covers my 5 must know travel tips for Santorini. These tips will help you make the most out of you trip and have an enjoyable experience.

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Important Things to Know About the Souks in Marrakech

Important Things to Know About the Souks in Marrakech

I spent a good bit of time walking in and around the Medina of Marrakech during my recent visit. The medina (old town or old quarter) covers a significant portion of the Marrakech’s historic center and is home to the souks or markets. Even if you are not a big shopper, there is a good chance that you will still pass the souks many times during your visit just because of where they are located and their proximity to some of the main attractions in Marrakech. This post covers all the important things you need to know about the souks in Marrakech.

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