In the last several years, so many experiential travel companies and specialty guides have started businesses in China that visitors can uncover truly unique and in-depth cultural experiences no matter the length of their stay. Since the 2008 Olympics, Beijing in particular has seen an explosion in special interest travel, and I decided to check this out personally.
Morocco’s largest city, Marrakech, is a garden of palm, orange and olive groves flourishing in the shadow of the snowcapped High Atlas. At 13,671 feet, about half that of Mount Everest, Jebel Toubkal is the tallest peak in North Africa’s tallest peak. Local Berber tribesmen refer to the High Atlas as “the mountains of mountains.” And to get a taste of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, travelers need only arrange a day trip to the foothills of the Ourika Valley, located just 20 miles outside of Marrakech.