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A Perfect Day In … Fez, Morocco

Like many first-time travelers to Morocco, I booked my trip to Fez as an afterthought -- but it shouldn't be. It's a vibrant destination in its own right.

A Night in the Sahara

An overnight stay in the Sahara desert is a stay like no other. Our writer visits the Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp in Morocco and has a night to remember.

Unforgettable Memories: Reflections on the Past Year of Travel

Travel trips provide a trove of memories that can last for a lifetime. Here are a few of the indelible experiences that enriched our lives in 2018.

Disappointments of the Year

Hideaway Report editors often find themselves at the point where the hotel website collides with reality. Here are our biggest disappointments of the year.

Hotel Standouts of the Year

Last year, our editors stayed in an astonishing number of hotels and resorts. Here are five contrasting standouts from 12 months of relentless globe-trotting.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year

Once, hotels regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Here are our Editors' Choice winners for Hotel Restaurants of the Year.

Best Amenities: Spas, Beaches, Pools and More

Hideaway Report editors single out particularly memorable amenities --beaches and baths to spas and pools -- from the hotels and resorts they visited.

Hotels With Nothing to Dislike — Except Having to Leave

On rare occasions, Hideaway Report editors find a property that defies any attempt to ferret out fault. Here are six hotels that our editors hated to leave.

What Guidebooks Get Wrong About Marrakech

Guidebooks and travel magazines offer all sorts of advice about how to explore Morocco's souks, much of it misguided. Here's how they get it wrong.

Indelible Memory: Crossing the Tizi n’Tichka Pass

Nothing can quite prepare you for experiencing a full-blown blizzard in Morocco, but that's just what we encountered crossing the Tizi n'Tichka Pass.

Marrakech's Beautiful, Awful Airport: Arrival Strategies

The new Marrakech airport may be visually striking, but it is a terrible experience for travelers, especially those on domestic flights within Morocco.

Best (and Worst) Marrakech Museums

Marrakech plays host to quite a few museums. Here are five worth visiting and one to avoid -- unless you don't mind hordes of tourists jostling selfie sticks.

Evocative Ruins of Morocco

Southeastern Morocco has an unusually dense concentration of ruins — crumbling houses and ksour. Many will likely not survive the next 50 years.

Moroccan Wine: A Pleasant Surprise

Morocco may forbid drinking in public, but alcohol is not hard to come by in restaurants and hotels. Here's how to wisely choose your Moroccan wines.

Moroccan Countryside Retreats

A drive through the unspoiled countryside outside Marrakech brings you to abandoned citadels, crumbling villages and two wonderful hotels.

Memorable Marrakech Restaurants

Marrakech has no shortage of excellent restaurants in a range of neighborhoods. Here are four options we recommend.

Video: Inside Top Moroccan Hideaways

Our three newly recommended hideaways in Morocco were particularly photogenic. These videos show what it was like to visit them.

Where to Shop — and Not Shop — in Marrakech

Marrakech ranks among the great shopping cities of the world. Here are 12 shops we visited — some worthy of recommending and some not.

Letter From the Editor: May 2018

In the May Hideaway Report, we venture to Morocco, where we stayed in one of the world's finest hotels. In contrast, this issue also reports on Lyon, France.

The Moroccan Hammam: What to Expect

After his trip to Morocco, our editor explains the ins and outs of the traditional hammam treatment, including what to expect and how much it will cost.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Morocco

For the May 2018 Hideaway Report, we went from Marrakech to the Sahara. We found three hotels to recommend, one of which was truly remarkable.

Magnificent Marrakech and Its Showpiece Hotel

With one of the finest hotels in the world, evocative architecture, vibrant souks and exotic cuisine, Marrakech checks all the boxes.

Just Back From: Morocco

One staff member traveled to Morocco, stopping in Casablanca, Fez, the Sahara Desert and Marrakech, and shares her travel tips and more here.

Andrew Harper Staff 2014 Travel Wish List IV

Travel can be transformative, whether you are flying across the ocean to Bali or simply taking a weeklong holiday in Italy.

Ten Days in Morocco: A Suggested Andrew Harper Itinerary

Day 1: Fly into Marrakech and check in to La Mamounia or the evocative Riad l’Orangeraie, set in the heart of the medina.

Palais Amani: An Excellent New Hotel in Fez, Morocco

I have always been fascinated with Fez, the ancient imperial town in the Atlas Mountains that Moroccans consider to be the intellectual capital of

L'Heure Bleue Palais, Essaouira, Morocco

Most people associate Morocco with mountain ranges and desert rather than its 1,300 miles of magnificent Atlantic coastline.