For those whose only exposure of Africa has been from afar, it’s all too easy to lump many of the continent’s countries together. And indeed, many hop on a forty-minute ferry from southern Spain to Morocco just to check the ‘Africa’ box on their Been-There List. But anyone seeking an patently ‘African’ experience in Morocco will only get as far as a passport stamp, for this isn’t just a country that stands out from its continental constituents, but one the world’s few strongholds of culture with its soul in tact that’s not reluctant to take in guests.

Morocco’s famous cities like Marrakesh, Casablanca, and Fez all offer different entryways into understanding the subtly complex Moroccan identity, and smaller towns like Chefchaouen, bathed in bright blue paint beneath the Rif Mountains have been drawing in backpackers for decades. As well, anyone seeking for outdoor spots should take advantage of Morocco’s geography, diverse as any country on the planet: ski or snowboard in the Atlas Mountains, kitesurf or bodyboard in expat coastal towns like Essouaria and Mehdia, or take to dune buggies and sandboarding in Sahara’s endless dunes.

So far we’ve written about studying abroad in Morocco, reviewed cookbooks of local cuisine, and talked about why couples should consider Morocco for their next romantic getaway. If you’re just now taking a look at Morocco, a good place to start might be our guide to surfing way off the grid or Paul Sullivan’s photo essay on the ‘pink city’ of Marrakech.

Morocco Articles

11 epic spots that prove Morocco may be the world’s most underrated place to travel

by Carmen Huter

12 must-have experiences in Marrakech

by Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn

5 African festivals you have to go to (and 2 to look out for)

by Dikson

11 side effects I had as a traveler in Morocco

by Corinna Wyles-Plumley

16 unbelievable moments I had in Morocco

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

This Sahara desert ultramarathon is just as badass as it sounds

by Matt Hershberger

This amazing video will convince you to add Morocco to your travel bucket list

by Morgane Croissant

Why everyone studying abroad in Europe should visit Morocco

by WSA Writers

Morocco from the air and ground

by Jeremy Ullmann

What $100 of travel money gets you in Morocco

by Alyssa James

Playing with Saharan sand dunes will make you feel like a god

by Matt Hershberger

20 of the world’s most spectacular roads

by Hal Amen

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack

15 lesser-known ruins of the world

by Hal Amen

Exploring Morocco’s Pink City and Beyond

by Paul Sullivan

18 scenic places to teach ESL

by Michelle Schusterman
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