As the owner of Cobblestone Private Travel, Diamond’s experience planning travel to Morocco is unbeatable. His 17 years of experience have given him the opportunity to continue to perfect his network of go-to guides, artisans, and hoteliers. Each of his custom-designed journeys draws on his experience and ability to open doors for travelers. Diamond is a pro at matching your passions with what Morocco has to offer, as he is often tapped into what’s new and how to ensure his clients have the ability to experience it first-hand. For design-driven clients, Diamond can arrange a visit to the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh, which opened in the fall of 2017. He’ll pair you with a young designer who can discuss the history of Moroccan design and take the temperature on the current scene. Foodies can opt for authentic cooking classes. Diamond’s go-to experience is at a women’s cooperative in the Ourika Valley, where travelers have a one-of-a-kind cultural exchange. When it comes to accommodations, he also knows best. He’ll set you up at the best hotels and riads, some of which can be privatized for your exclusive use.
"Michael really made things happen that we couldn't have done otherwise. He set us up with an American design pro in Marrakesh who got us into hidden workshops (we watched metal lanterns being welded); helped us find a neat, out-of-the-way cooking class in a local village near Marrakesh; and helped us navigate the slightly complex task of getting to the desert with ease. He's responsive and quite good at tailoring trips to individuals. In our case, two interior design fiends, a history teacher, and a die-hard shopper. I couldn't recommend him more highly." - Jenn Barger