5 vital travel guides to Morocco

One of the most common comments about Morocco is that people are extremely gracious. This is absolutely true! Generosity is the fabric of the nation, and you will find it everywhere, from the poorest villages to the richest enclaves.

# 1 Do your research! Find out which areas of Morocco are of interest and what activities you might want to participate in. The geography of Morocco is very similar to California and offers wine tasting, wind surfing, horseback riding, mountain climbing and many more. This, of course, is to travel to the Sahara Desert and meet the nomads who have lived there for thousands of years. Find out what your interests are and plan your trip around them.

# 2 If you want to ensure a spectacular experience and have a budget, hire a driver / guide who will drive you through Morocco and make sure you are good at it all the time. These guides are multilingual and extremely welcoming and worth committing to their services. Vehicle sizes range from sedans to minivans, and they give you much more freedom when traveling, and also provide you with a safety net from having a local "family member". (You will more than likely be invited to a home meal!)

# 3 Food is delicious in Morocco, mostly Arab and Berber fare with influences from France, and the variety is dazzling! The traditional Moroccan dish is called Tagine and is offered in an almost endless variation … beef with plums, chicken and almonds, fish, goat, lamb and vegetables. Morocco's fast food for lunch or dinner is a taiga, and Tajin shops are everywhere, waiting for you. Tajina is also a special cone-shaped ceramic shape in which the dish is cooked. It's almost impossible to go wrong!

# 4 Water is not drinking in Morocco, you will get sick if you consume ice cubes (except in high-end hotels), eat salads or brush your teeth with water. The only option is bottled water and they do not have any BPA regulation in their plastic bottles, so the best idea is to buy a portable water filter to use while you are there. It is good to eat fruit if you peel the skin – like bananas, oranges, avocados and more.

# 5 Be open to spontaneous fun! Moroccans are dedicated to enjoying life to the fullest, and there are ALWAYS festivals, celebrations and gatherings, so be open to changing your schedule for these unplanned experiences.

In our experience, the only people who have a bad experience in Morocco are the people who get sick with the Tourist – ill with drinking water. Everyone else is glowing for beauty, hospitality, diversity … and traveling home with happy, unforgettable memories of this exotic land.