Morocco

Tips and Articles in Morocco

Here are 12 hot spots and cool getaways— from Fez to Whistler, B.C.—that are easy to get to and chockablock with activities. So go ahead, and make it a very long weekend! Hot Spots Fez Riviera Maya São Paulo Jamaica Lanai, Hawaii San Di...
Travel Secret I subscribe to five travel magazines and often get frustrated with the fluff out there, but yours is all meat and potatoes. The May issue in particular is jam-packed with fun features—like “Best Secret Islands on Earth.” Many of the...
It may not have a fleet of 14 bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms like its legendary 1928 namesake in Hong Kong, but the Peninsula Beverly Hills, designed by James Northcutt, prides itself on extraordinary service just the same. Like the monogrammed pill...
At New York’s Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” (spanishinstitute.org; through Feb. 19) shows the late Basque couturier’s avant-garde pieces, including gowns worn by Spanish nobility. This season, Louis Vuitton celebrate...
Marrakesh and I go back almost 40 years, when I was assigned by the Peace Corps to teach English at the Lycée Mohammed V, deep in the medina. At the time, the city was an exotic North African backwater with only a handful of decent places to stay ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Greatest Flea Markets. Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast on rare delicacies in Bangkok. Not me. I think of the world as a series of fabulous flea mar...
Reader's FindOur recent stay in Fez was close to perfection. We discovered La Maison Bleue (phone and fax 212-5/741-843; www.fesnet.net.ma/maisonbleue; suites from $205), an exquisite hotel in a meticulously restored 1915 mansion. The six gu...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
“No, no, no. It’s too dangerous. Uh-uh.” That was my husband’s reaction when I first brought up Morocco as a holiday destination. But I liked the idea of our kids—Jules, 12, and Manon, 8—experiencing a culture completely different from their own. ...
the honeyed life in morocco Set in the Palmeraie, a magnificent palm grove just outside town, is Marrakesh's newest oasis: Les Deux Tours. The Moorish-style pleasure palace offers peace and solitude far from the tumult. Charles Boccara, one of Mar...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
VIRTUAL SOUK Haggling is a cinch at www.elsouk.com, a joint venture of the World Bank Institute and local organizations in three developing countries. High-quality wares from Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia—terra-cotta dishes, rugs, wrought-iron cha...
No sooner have my Timberlands hit the tarmac of Casablanca's airport than a blast of desert air blindsides me. This flying carpet of Moroccan history, with its billions of granular artifacts, is the country's signature greeting. And so the trip — ...
A generation ago, the average weekend getaway amounted to little more than two days by the shore or a quick hike in the mountains. Escaping to Europe seemed like an impossible proposition due to the expense, distance, shortage of flights, and the ...