Mini Guide to Morocco

Kelaa-des-Mgouna Rose Festival

Kelaa-des-Mgouna Rose is an oasis town located in the Dade Valley, also known as the Valley of the Roses. During three days in May, the rose harvest is celebrated with several stalls selling huge amounts of flowers and rose parades around the town. Visitors will also see traditional songs and dances, as well as the famous Miss Roses pageant.

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

As with most Muslim countries, Morocco also keeps Ramadan, the month where Muslims abstain from physical needs, food, and drinks throughout the day. The idea is to purify the soul and practice self-sacrifice. At the end of the month, the country celebrates Eid al-Fitr, which lasts for many days and involves a lot of feasting. Though travelers are not expected to fast, they should refrain from eating and drinking in public.

People and Culture

The Moroccan culture is fascinating, and travelers will probably need a long time to fully appreciate its nuances — such as the utmost respect for the elderly and the sick. Don’t forget that, like other Muslim countries, you should always shake hands with the right hand as the left is considered unclean. The people are extremely generous, so it’s important to leave any preconceptions behind before exploring this wonderful country.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.