How to travel long-term | Volunteering around the world

Volunteering has really helped us stretch our budget whilst travelling the world. We first tried it out in Australia when we lost our job at a sweet potato farm after only 6 days. We drove to the beach, covered in red soil, eating a pot-noodle whilst feeling very sorry for ourselves and our dwindling bank…

Best places to visit in Morocco

So after two amazing months in Morocco I thought it would be good to let you guys know our favourite spots in the country. So here they are in no particular order: Chefchaouen This is the magical blue town that seems to fill Instagram these days. Every building, door, nook and cranny in the walled…

Our love hate relationship with Marrakesh

Marrakesh was our final destination in Morocco and it was quite a shock to the system. Suddenly there were tourists everywhere and we couldn’t believe how little everyone was wearing. I’d consider what some women were wearing as slutty if I saw them in England, let alone in a Muslim country. Even though morocco isn’t…

Things to know before hiking Jebel Toubkal, Morocco

We hiked the mountain at the end of March 2017 when there was snow from just below the refuge up to the summit. We tried researching certain things online and couldn’t get confirmed answers so here’s some things that you may find helpful: Staying at Refuge Mouflons I’d recommend going on their website or phoning…

Hiking Jebel Toubkal | North Africa’s highest mountain

I was relieved to wake up with a clear head and no signs of altitude sickness so we were safe to hike. We had an awful nights sleep in the dorm and even with ear plugs in I could hear strangers snoring and farting and it drove me mad. We’d anticipated a bitterly cold night…

The hike from Imlil to Refuge Mouflons | Morocco

The little village of Imlil is one of Morocco’s top hiking destinations thanks to it being surrounded by the dramatic Atlas Mountains. We set aside 5 days there, giving us a nice weather window to hike Jebel Toubkal and some relax time afterwards. The hiking began as soon as we stepped out of our grand…

Exploring Setti Fatma | Morocco

It was supposed to be an easy day travelling from Essaouira on the coast to Setti Fatma in the High Atlas Mountains…but things didn’t go quite to plan. We walked like snails with our heavy backpacks through the quiet medina which was being swept and shutters slowly opened for another day of business. There were…

Essaouira | Morocco

We ventured through the winding alleys of the medina until we arrived at Essaouira’s famous fishing port. From there we had a view of the rampart walls surrounding the medina with one side being lashed by the Atlantic. There were little blue row-boats all moored up together and bobbing in the murky water, while other…

Paradise Valley and Banana Beach | Morocco

Morocco is a popular surfing destinations and one of the best towns to give it a go is Taghazout. The hotel options weren’t very appealing so we ended up staying a few kilometres south at Banana Beach by the small town of Aourir. We’d booked a cheap Airbnb apartment right on the beach and it…

Hiking to Surf Rock and The Ameln Valley | Tafraoute 

The Berber town of Tafraoute sits in a stunning location in the Anti Atlas Mountains. We managed to grab a grand taxi with an absolute lunatic of a driver who raced up the mountains and got us into town bang on lunch time. Seeing as we had the rest of the day to explore we…

Exploring some unique beaches in southern Morocco 

Mirleft was never a place we planned to visit in Morocco but a last minute decision took us to the small-town beach. The route there involved one of the small grand taxis which are basically a car with 6 passengers crammed in. It’s usually quite squished but on this particular day we had a rather…

Exploring Dades Gorge and the famous kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou | Morocco

Dades Gorge instantly impressed us with its red rock formations, reminiscent of the scenery in Utah and Arizona. Our hotel was along the valley and the bedroom door opened onto a terrace with incredible views of rolling hills, colourful gorges and the milky river below. A few kilometres away were the ‘Monkey Finger’ rock formations…