Morocco

Tips and Articles in Morocco

I wasn't looking for trouble, love-induced or any other kind. As I left Tangier I kept thinking of the old story, perhaps apocryphal, that the writer Jane Bowles had been poisoned to death there by her love-struck housekeeper. Tangier is a place f...
Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of camping gear and set forth on their own. It has since entered the mainstream; there are now hund...
A blurred vision in lime linen and a straw planter's hat, Hamish Bowles is darting across Rue de la Liberté, the teeming artery that snakes down to Tangier's medieval medina. After a week's worth of tea parties and cocktail parties and dinner part...
What could happen in the middle of this story is that the writer might decide to hurl Morocco to the ground and ravage it. Nothing obscene, mind you. Just a gentle, loving tussle in a platter of couscous while his heart thumps ecstatically and the...
It's time to celebrate the new. Not just the new new but also the reinvented, re-created, and incomparably well preserved. T+L's Critics' Choice Awards, new themselves this year, honor the innovations that keep us traveling. Our distinguished pane...
French couple Jean-Pierre and Maité Durand have opened the doors to their Dar Sultan guesthouse, high in Tangier's historic walled Casbah quarter. Their converted riad is built around a columned courtyard anchored by an Andalusian fountain. Each o...
"Amanjena is my last Aman baby," says Adrian Zecha of his new resort in Marrakesh. By now, everyone on earth must know the story of the founder of Amanresorts. Tired of hotel monotony, the Indonesian-born hospitality prophet opted for a moon shot...
Although it's just steps from Marrakesh's teeming souks, Riad Maji—one of the many new guesthouses deep within the ancient walled medina—is the epitome of tranquillity. Breakfast is served on the tented roof, an enchanting aerie with a view of the...
Walk into Kechmara, Marrakesh's most stylish restaurant, and you'll think you're in Notting Hill: the furniture is by Verner Panton and Eero Saarinen, the lighting is Murano glass and space-age chrome, and the menu is French with an international ...
(14) Four Seasons Punta Mita High style, south of the border The rocky road that snakes from Puerto Vallarta to Punta Mita is about as raw as it gets. But don't fret, for at the end is true luxury, Four Seasons-style. Resting between the Pacific O...
The so-called Jewel of the South, Marrakesh is gleaming these days with the recent addition of two hotels and a duo of nightspots. Ksar Char-Bagh (Palmeraie de Marrakesh; 212-44/329-244; www.ksarcharbagh.com; doubles from $655) is a synthesis of M...
Most visitors to Morocco experience only the teeming souks and medinas of the cities and never get to savor the beauty and exquisite simplicity of the Berber countryside. But things are changing fast thanks to a number of casbah hotels ope...
For the first hour out of Marrakesh, driving through central Morocco, the visuals are unremarkable: a monotony of cactus-studded plains broken occasionally by a scruffy olive grove or a dusty roadside village. If there is a highlight on this first...
London-based accessories designer Anya Hindmarch made headlines last year when she introduced an eco-friendly tote emblazoned with the message I’m not a plastic bag. It sold out everywhere and brought attention to the impact shopping can have on t...
Secluded Scottish Castle By Shane Mitchell Any faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice narrows to the bonny realm of haggis and heather. Nothing in life gives Bronson, who claims Scott...