Travel Journal: Morocco

Seen through the eyes of Ann and Terry Miller

We went because: Our trip to Egypt was canceled. This was a great replacement!

Hotel recommendations: The Sofitel Fčs Palais Jamaď, overlooking the medina of Fez.

TJ Ruins

Where to eat: Check out TripAdvisor for the latest recommendations.

Favorite dish on the menu: Anything cooked in a tagine, traditionally formed entirely of clay and consisting of two pieces: a flat, circular base with low sides and a large conical cover that returns condensation to the bottom.

Item of clothing you shouldn’t leave home without: A rain jacket with a hood.

Favorite historic landmark: Djemaa el-Fna, an open-air market in Marrakesh.

TJ Shoe

Local attraction worth a drive-by: The road between Ouarzazate and Marrakesh, through the High Atlas mountains.

A great experience off the beaten path: A camel ride in the Sahara sand dunes.

Worth the splurge: A massage at the hotel on the day of our arrival.

Something surprising we learned on the trip: Moroccans use every part of the agave plant, but they don’t make tequila from it.

Insiders’ tips: We recommend small group travel through Odysseys Unlimited. Let them worry about almost any bumps in the road.

We would suggest this trip to others because: Morocco has a fascinating culture with fabulous food. It’s a great mix of modern and ancient.