Learning Permaculture in the Tsitsikamma Forest

The last week at Pachamama Forest Retreat has been my first true off-the-grid living experience. This little, self-sustainable community lies amidst the towering trees of the Tsitsikamma Forest, just north of Knysna, South Africa. Through eco-friendly technologies and the dedication of each person here, Pachamama exists to create a nourishing relationship between humans and the …

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Important Things To Know Before Traveling In Morocco

Cultural insights and tips that every budget traveler in Morocco should know. From the native Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, to the rippling sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, to the madness of the Medinas and marketplaces, Morocco is diverse in landscape and rich in culture. Moroccan life can seem a bit chaotic to …

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Budget Travel Guide To Imlil, Morocco

The charming little town of Imlil is the perfect gateway to the Atlas Mountains. It’s easy to access from Marrakech, is a convenient starting point for many treks, and it can be super affordable. For someone like me, who loves nature and budget travel, and who has been living in the crazy city of Marrakech …

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13 Awesome Things To Do In Marrakech

Ways for budget travelers to embrace the Moroccan culture while visiting Marrakech. Very few travelers visit Morocco without stopping in Marrakech. Although it’s not the capital (Rabat is), it’s the most popular city for tourists to visit. Marrakech is conveniently located in the center of the country, so it’s a great place to base yourself …

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Budget Travel Guide to Essaouira, Morocco

The best things to do in Essaouira, Morocco, on a budget. Previously known as "Mogador", and currently known as the "Windy City of Morocco", Essaouira is the perfect escape from the heat and chaos of Marrakech. It has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages, and has withstood attempts at colonization from Portugal, …

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The Best Sahara Desert Tour (Marrakech to Merzouga)

How I had the most amazing and affordable experience in the Sahara Desert. Though it’s possible to visit the Sahara desert without a tour, either by hitchhiking or renting a car, my research had proven that an organized tour is simply much easier and more efficient for exploring this remote area of Morocco. The Tour …

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6 Reasons To Visit New South Wales, Australia

As originally published on Worldpackers travel blog. Australia always intrigues travelers with its dynamic cities, picturesque beaches, vibrant English dialects, incredible nature, and interesting wildlife. But the country is so huge that many travelers don't even know where to start. The Outback? The National Parks of Western Australia? The Great Barrier Reef? The rainforest? The …

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