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Virgin Limited Edition Makes Giving Back Easy With Pack for a Purpose Program

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, is no doubt a refuge for the ultra-wealthy, as rates for low season range between USD $585 a night to a little over USD $3,000 per night for the three-bedroom Master Suite. Morocco on the other hand, is a country stricken with hardship as four million people currently live below the poverty line. 

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60,000-Square-Foot Replica of Alhambra Palace in Marrakech Listed for Sale at $75M

Feb 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

One of the world’s most spectacular properties, a perfect replica of Spain’s famed Alhambra palace built on 11 acres in Marrakech, has been listed for sale via an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for about $75M. Comprising nearly 60,000-square-feet with a total of eight bedrooms and baths, the Moroccan estate is straight out of a fairytale. 

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The Mystery Behind Morocco's Sights and History Unveiled with Atlas Elite

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Morocco, with its exotic and dreamy location, is high on our list of travel destinations. The unknown about the African country with its rugged mountains, Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines and its royal ancestry have us ever curious about the mystery behind The Western Kingdom. However, planning what to see while there, knowing where to stay and choosing which dining establishments offer the best cuisine can be an intimidating task. Luckily, Atlas Elite has travelers covered.... Read More

Game of Thrones Locations: Beautiful Spots From the HBO Hit Series

Mar 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

There are a lot of special effects in the HBO blockbuster fantasy series Game of Thrones, but one thing that’s never faked is the spectacular scenery. If you’re looking at an elegant medieval port city, an endless expanse of frozen white wasteland, or an exotic oasis within a parched desert, you’re probably looking at the real deal, not some sort of green screen. Many destinations have worked with GOT producers to get this impressive cast/crew of hundreds over to their most unusual and beautiful corners for filming. Now, as fans get ready for the start of Season 3, here’s our guide to where your favorite scenes were shot in real life.... Read More

The Delano Marrakech Now Open

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The eagerly anticipated Delano Marrakech has just opened on September 21, with rates starting around $450 a night. The luxury hotel also has a restaurant by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Michel Rostang and a Mediterranean Italian concept from Giancarlo Morelli.... Read More

Photo Tour of Morocco

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Christine Kirk

Things are not always what they seem, and Morocco is a luxurious travel destination that has been branded in a way that doesn’t do it justice. It is a country steeped rich in Arab culture. As an American, if you don’t have much experience with Arab countries, Morocco is a good place to start. Take a photo tour of this enchanting African country and get to know it a little bit better.... Read More

Morocco Travel | Where to Stay, Eat & Discover Hidden Gems

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Christine Kirk  |  1 Comment

Things are not always what they seem, and Morocco is a luxurious travel destination that has been branded in a way that doesn’t do it justice. Morocco is always billed as a destination with sand dunes as far as the eye can see, and camel rides to dinners in the desert. The Real Housewives TV show and The Sex and the City movie release did little to dispel such images—and instead, simply added Manolo Blahniks to the mix.... Read More

Glamping in Top Travel Destinations Around the World

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  2 Comments

Tree houses, yurts, modified Airstream trailers and other alternative shelters are making a big-city comeback as the “glamour camping” trend moves into urban centers around the world. As to the appeal of urban glamping—well, any child of the city or the suburbs who ever “camped” in the back yard on a summer night can understand.... Read More

Urban Glamping Around the World

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Tree houses, yurts, modified Airstream trailers and other alternative shelters are making a big-city comeback as the “glamour camping” trend moves into urban centers around the world. As to the appeal of urban glamping—well, any child of the city or the suburbs who ever “camped” in the backyard on a summer night can understand. You’re right in the middle of it all: hearing snatches of city noise, grazing on easy-to-replenish food supplies, and sleeping under the stars, in a comfy bed that someone else will make up the next morning.... Read More

Five-Star Marrakech Hotel an Exotic, Urban Oasis

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

We wind our way around one of the frenetic souks in Marrakech, sun rays beating down on our faces and traders in all directions wanting to tempt us into perusing their wares. My husband and I trek on, past the veiled women selling their henna designs, past the autumnal hued spices, and past the stalls bursting with magnificently decorated plates, glasses and teapots.... Read More

La Sultana Oualidia is an Idyll of Tranquility in Morocco

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If it’s peace and tranquility you seek in Morocco — especially after the rambunctiousness of Marrakesh — then it’s hard to beat Oualidia and its stately, five-star La Sultana property.... Read More

Madada Mogador in Eclectic Essaouira, Morocco

Apr 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Quiet, unassuming, minimalist – these words best sum up Madada Mogador, a comfortable riad centrally located in Essaouira, a picturesque port resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Madada Mogador’s relaxed atmosphere is due in great part to its willowy manageress, Pauline, and her helpful, unobtrusive staff.... Read More

Exotic Vacations to Marrakesh Start With a Stay at Zamzam Riad and Spa

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Parsley and pumpkin seed milkshakes are just one of Emma's surprising specialties at Zamzam Riad, luxury hotel and spa in Marrakesh. The Ugandan-born mother of one swears by the benefits of the drink, and if the effects on you are equal to what they seem to be... Read More

Marrakech Magic at Amanresorts' Amanjena

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Forget Casablanca. "Everyone goes to Marrakech," said international travelers I encountered. Accordingly, on my recent tour of Africa, I made Morocco’s Marrakech my first stop, and Amanjena my first resort. What a way to kick off one of my grandest international trips to date! What follows is my account of my stay at Amanjena, the "peaceful paradise," in the midst of Marrakech’s magic.... Read More

Inside Moroccan Hammams

Jul 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

What it is: Once a week, Moroccans gather at communal bath houses to engage in a traditional full-body cleansing. A Hammam (or public bath), is a time-honored cleansing ritual practiced in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

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