19 Feb


Hello! We’re just back from an amazing trip to Morocco in North Africa.  We got to explore some lovely areas in the Atlas Mountains and in the city of Marrakesh and had the most perfect weather the entire time.  We’re all feeling relaxed and re-charged and are even a little bronzed.


The kids were so happy and enthusiastic about everything we did, the places we saw and the people we met.  They have all decided that we should visit Morocco every year for the February break (I guess we should start saving now).1-IMG_6261

They loved the hikes in the mountains, the day-long camel trek, all the new Moroccan foods they tried, the fact they could practice their French, the little kids they got to know and just the fact that the five of us were together experiencing all these new and exciting things together.


A pretty perfect trip for all of us.   


I’ll be writing more about our travels in my Traveling With Kids column over on the blog Classic Play in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

1-IMG_6054ps…this is more painful than it looks.


12 Responses to “Morocco”

  1. Jen February 19, 2013 at 18:20 #

    Welcome back! I can only imagine what an incredible trip it must have been—the colors! the smells! the food!

    Also, I’ve heard camels are really smelly. True?

    • Jillian In Italy February 19, 2013 at 18:25 #

      Surprisingly enough these camels weren’t so smelly. And this from a girl who has a very sensitive sense of smell!

      But I will admit that I was walking a little funny for days afterwards. Oh well….the kids were in heaven the whole time so it’s all worth it.

  2. Deepa February 19, 2013 at 20:28 #

    Gorgeous colors!
    I’m (not so) secretly wishing for a trip to Morocco for my birthday this year. Would love to hear about your other recommendations—where to stay, eat, shop, etc.

    • Jillian in Italy February 19, 2013 at 22:10 #

      I’ll be doing a few write-ups of our trip in the coming weeks and and I’ll give all details on where we stayed and ate etc. By the way, when is your b-day? And how old would your little one be by then? Morocco with a newborn would be an adventure!

  3. giova brusa February 19, 2013 at 21:31 #

    The colors are amazing. It is a great idea to go there every winter, if only…
    So you’ll be telling us the cities you visited soon? I’d love to know!

    • Jillian in Italy February 19, 2013 at 22:11 #

      More details to come very soon! But let me tell you…the place we stayed in the mountains was amazing (and cheap!).

  4. adoptionista February 19, 2013 at 22:09 #

    Looks like an amazing trip!!

    • Jillian in Italy February 20, 2013 at 09:32 #

      It really was. And so close for us living in Italy. So the perfect destination in the cold winter!

  5. Judith February 19, 2013 at 23:38 #

    Welcome back Jill! I really loved traveling along with you through the images you shared on twitter. It looks like you guys had such a great (and colorful!) time! Can’t wait to hear more!

    • Jillian in Italy February 20, 2013 at 09:33 #

      Merci Judith. I’m feeling a little bewildered with the cold weather and the news of a snowstorm tomorrow. I want the hot African sun again!

  6. Hana February 22, 2013 at 06:59 #

    Wow Jill – it looks absolutely gorgeous – captivating. Morocco is definitely on my travel wish list – can’t wait to read more about your trip soon! H xo

  7. Nicola March 2, 2013 at 01:32 #

    We have lots of friends who have travelled to Morocco from France and loved it. Your photos have convinced me to put it on our ‘must go’ list!.

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