Come to Morocco with Intrepid Travel & Me!

After last week’s impassioned voting and discussion on Facebook, Twitter and in the blogosphere, YOU have chosen which Intrepid Travel adventure — Classic Peru, Active Turkey or Morocco Experience — you’d like to join Kirsten & I on….

Drum roll, please… Salaam Aleikum! It’s fabulous Morocco!

(Did you already figure that out from the title? Smartie!)

With 45 percent of the vote, Morocco only edged out Peru (38%) at the very last moment. Poor Turkey was left in the dust with just 16 percent of the vote, leading me to believe that Turkey must be one of the world’s best kept secrets. Kirsten & I have both been there and loved it!

Anyhow, now it’s time for Kirsten and I to plan our upcoming trip to see all that Morocco has to offer, AND most importantly to you, to give away a spot on the trip to one lucky reader each. How exciting is that?!

A little about Intrepid Travel’s Morocco Experience

Intrepid’s Morocco Experience trip features 15 action packed days from Casablanca to Marrakech. We’ll see the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, camp in the sandy Sahara Desert, sleep in a hotel made of Saharan sand, visit the medieval old town of Fes and take a million pictures of colorful, photogenic spice markets & souqs along the way.

Did you know? 

  • Morocco is heavily influenced by French language & culture having once been a French protectorate. Morocco gained political independence in 1956.
  • Morocco is the 57th largest country in the world.
  • Morocco has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Spain to the north, Algeria to the east the and Western Sahara to the south.
  • Morocco is the only African country not in the African Union.
  • Almost all Moroccans speak Berber, Moroccan Arabic or French as mother tongues.

How to Enter 

Entering to win is super easy – just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below and boom – you’re halfway there!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Once you’ve entered here on Angie Away, check out Aviators & A Camera for details on how to win Kirsten’s trip.

We will use Rafflecopter to randomly select a winner, so the contest is open to friends, family, strangers, handsome, Humphrey Bogart-esque single fellas – anyone 18+ with a passport and an urge to see the souqs, spice markets, deserts, mountains and wonders of Morocco.

You can enter beginning today through Oct. 20 and we’ll announce the winners on Oct. 22 – so what are you waiting for?! Let’s go to Morocco!


The fine print: If the trip dates chosen don’t work for you, you are welcome to use the Morocco Experience credit on your own by June 30, 2013. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. In the event the same person wins both trips, another name will be drawn. Airfare, any taxes, visas, passport fees, meals and any activities not outlined at are the responsibility of the winner. is responsible for promoting the campaign and selecting a winner. All trip details, requirements and responsibilities are managed by Intrepid Travel. Contest is void where prohibited.

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245 thoughts on “Come to Morocco with Intrepid Travel & Me!”

  1. I think I am in need of some packing tips! I am currently trying to pack up my life to move abroad and am totally overwhelmed. What to bring, what not to bring – I don’t know!

    That being said, I will soon be starting a job with 5 weeks vacation (oh Norway, I love you already) and could certainly use a bit of that time to explore Morocco.

  2. Elizabeth Duncan

    So glad this is open to all! I’m from the US and my packing tip is to pack in a carry on if at all possible. If not, pack a change of clothes to take on the plane just in case!

  3. Oh my goodness, a new blog to follow and love! I’m an Aussie traveling Europe and my best packing tip would be my habit of folding my dirty underwear and socks in to that day’s dirty shirt so you always know exactly what is clean and what needs a wash!

  4. Morocco is definitely on my ‘want to go there’ list! I’ve been travelling for almost a year, so I think my best packing tip is to take what you definitely need, not all the things you *might* need. I’m from the US – raised in GA, but a NYCer for the past 16+ years.

  5. I’m thrilled Morocco won. All of Intrepid’s trips look great and this seems like a wonderful introduction to the country. Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

  6. My packing tip is to tuck used bounce sheets between clothes to keep them smelling like fresh laundry in your suitcase throughout a trip! (I’m from Mexico)

  7. I’m excited that Morocco won – although I wouldn’t complain if it had been Turkey or Peru instead. I think everyone has a place that has a particular, unexplainable pull on them. A place they can hear about, read about, or see pictures of and get this strange sense of homesickness, even if they’ve never been there. That’s Morocco for me, and I’d welcome any chance to go there.

    1. I noticed the rafflecopter said to leave my best packing tip and what country I’m from – which I didn’t have in my original comment. Since I can’t edit my comment I’ll just add it here.

      I’m from Canada.
      My best packing tip is don’t wear bad, worn out shoes. I’ve learned this the hard way. Bad shoes = a trip of pain.

  8. This trip will certainly help me over my “I have a passport with no stamps and it’s really bumming me out” syndrome. Regardless – what a fantastic giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

    Best packing tip: Rolling clothes & a strict shoe policy. I’ve only checked a bag once (maybe twice) in my entire life!!
    Country: USA (Washington DC)

  9. Wow, 15 days in one of my favorite countries? Yes, please! I mean, it’s only fitting given that my blog got its title from my first visit to Morocco!

    United States. And my current packing tip is: Have a sister whose same size you wear, take an international trip and only take one suitcase for 16 days because you get at least two wears out of every outfit! It’s been quite handy =)