No African country has seen a bigger boom in tourism in the last decade than Morocco, the meeting point of the Arab world and Southern Europe — full of desert, mountains, and an entire city painted blue. It’s a place to haggle your way through the bustling medina of Marrakesh and ride camels through the desert to spend the night in a Bedouin camp. Or show up with nothing but a backpack and a surfboard and surf your way through beach towns near Tenerife.

If mountains are more your scene, you can read about how to best explore Morocco’s famous Atlas Mountain. You’ll also learn about where to stay, eat, and, yes, drink in Marrakech in our comprehensive city guide. We’ll tell you why Morocco has goats in trees, why you don’t want to leave without trying some of the local bread, and even what to do when your car breaks down in the middle of the Sahara desert.