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Hi <<First Name>>

If you've been following us on Instagram stories, you might have seen updates from our epic trip around Morocco with Gadventures! I won this trip in a competition during a travel trade show and Gadventures asked if Nick wanted to come along if we would write about our experience... Uh... OKAY!

We started in Casablanca, then drove via the Roman ruins of Volubilis to the incredible city of Fes, driving through the Atlas mountains into the desert and then via Todra Gorge and the stunning Kasbahs of Aït Benhaddou to Marrakech. It was a whirl-wind tour and we saw so much, expect plenty of stories on our social media channels and blog! 

In Marrakech, we did an incredible food tour with our friends from Marrakech Food Tours (hosted by Yousef and Amanda from @marocmama) - which was definitely also one of the highlights of the trip. 

Much time to reflect (or edit our 2200+ photos and videos -EEP!) won't be there for me, because I'm already packed up for the next adventure: I'll be travelling to Belfast in Northern Ireland tomorrow to attend a pro-blogging conference and then continue onward to the city of Exeter in Southwest England for a short post-conference trip.

Afterwards, I probably need to lock myself into a dark room for a few days to get all the articles out to you in time for the next trip... but I will tell you more about that soon! 

If you're interested in getting live updates, make sure to follow along on Instagram stories and then I'll speak to you again next week! 


- Nienke

NEW ON THE TRAVEL TESTER

Enjoy the following reads that I collected for you from all around the internet:

The spontaneity travel guide

"When was the last time you felt truly spontaneous? When you let the winds of fate decide your day, when you travelled without a plan?"

thetravelnatural.com


5 Totally Retro Travel Activities for the Modern Adventurer

"Traveling without our devices probably isn’t that feasible anymore, but there are a few fun travel activities you can do to bring on the nostalgia of the good ole’ days."

ouroyster.com


How Volunteering Abroad Can Change Your Life!

"Volunteering abroad gives you an opportunity to do good and get a chance to learn about new cultures. Putting other people ahead of your needs by giving makes you more loving and empathetic."

fourjandals.com


How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Getting on a Plane

"This post explains all about greenhouse gases, and discusses some responsible ways that those of us who do travel by air, can reduce the environmental impact or offset our carbon emissions."

monkeysandmountains.com

How Your Photo-Taking Intentions Affect Your Travel

"It’s no secret that modern travel is, in part, defined by online documentation. We visit exotic locations because just the right photo might earn us a lot of likes"

passionpassport.com


Overtourism: How You Can Help Solve This Worldwide Problem

"Overtourism is the term used to describe the onslaught of tourists who take over a destination to a point where the infrastructure can no longer handle it."

nomadicmatt.com


How To Plan A Bryce Canyon National Park Stargazing Trip

"From hiking among the hoodoos to stargazing at night, Bryce Canyon has it all, including one of the oldest astronomy programs in the nation."

spacetourismguide.com


Sustainable City Guide: Things to do in Dubrovnik

"Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik has long enchanted visitors, but being the real-life King’s Landing is what hurdled its popularity into the stratosphere."

drinkteatravel.com

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

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