Head to Africa with Kirsten, Angie, and Intrepid Travel

Lanterns at the Riad Harmonia in Marrakesh.

We blogged over the weekend about how you, yes you, can win a trip to either Morocco, Turkey, or Peru with Kirsten Alana and Angie Orth, two travel bloggers extraordinaire. The results from the poll were tallied and readers from both blogs voted overwhelmingly to visit Morocco.

Now, the entry period begins, and you can visit Aviators and a Camera and Angie Away to enter for your chance to accompany them to al-Māġribiyah (Morocco in Arabic). Each blog will award the prize to one winner, bringing the total head count to four people, including Kirsten and Angie. If you’re not able to accompany them to Morocco, then the prize is still yours to use at a later date.

Here’s where you’ll be going if you win (the Morocco Experience trip):

  • Casablanca
  • Meknes
  • Volubilis
  • Chefchaouen
  • Fes
  • Midelt
  • Sahara
  • Dades Gorge
  • Ait Benhaddou
  • Marrakech

While I’ve only been to Fes and Marrakech, I’ve heard incredible things about many of the places listed on the itinerary, and other travelers have loved them as well.

Here are my three favorite things about Morocco:

  • It’s an entirely different culture Despite only being a two hour flight from most of Western and Central Europe, the culture in Morocco is so incredibly different. There’s a strong French influence, which is reflected in the language, but the prevailing culture was shaped by the indigenous Berber people, Umayyad Muslims, and the French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The result is a cultural fusion that has made Morocco stunning in every conceivable way.
  • It’s old world … but not too old world Morocco has a lot of old world charm, but it’s not lacking in infrastructure. For example, the highways in Morocco are incredibly advanced. They’re not huge like highways in the United States, but they’re well-built and well-managed. The infrastructure is well-developed, but all of the historic features Morocco has to offer remain preserved.
  • The weather is fantastic Again, I can only speak for Fes and Marrakesh, but the weather is perfect. It’s arid, desertlike weather with beautiful warm breezes. There is almost no humidity in the air.

But now it’s time for you to discover your own! Click the links above to enter the contest.

Photo by Taylor Michie / Racing Winds Media. Map courtesy of Intrepid Travel.

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