Katie Lockhart is a Brooklyn-based travel and food journalist with a penchant for pizza and turquoise beaches. When she's not writing for publications like Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine or Harper's Bazaar, you can find her eating her way around the world and posting it all on her Instagram @findyourhappyplate and blog findyourhappyplate.com.
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A mixture of Spanish, French, and African influences make this commerce capital an interesting contrast between old and new. While most travelers move on after visiting the Hassan II Mosque, learn a few more ways to explore the city in this comprehensive guide.
Walking through Fes feels like stepping back in time. There's a lot to see and do in the ancient walled city, whether you're interested in shopping in the souks, visiting the tanneries, or getting delightfully lost in the narrow side streets of the Medina. Use these expert tips to make the most of your visit.
Morocco's "Red City" captivates travelers from all over the world with its ornate palaces and gardens, sky-high minarets, spice-filled souks, and plazas alive with snake charmers and acrobats. Read on for advice and itinerary inspiration to make the most of a visit to dazzling Marrakech.
You probably know it from Instagram: the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen are irresistibly photogenic. But nothing can compare to wandering through this hillside town on your own, discovering a medina cast in shades of azure and aquamarine. Use this handy overview to explore this northern Moroccan city.
Peru is a land of extremes. You'll need layers of clothing for a daytime hike, a swimsuit at the beach, and a thick alpaca blanket on a cold night up in the Andes. Whatever your travel plans, here's a comprehensive list that will have you packing your bags like a pro.
Peace and quiet at Machu Picchu? Yes, it's possible—if you know when to go. Here's how to make the most of your time in Peru during the off-season, whether you're headed to Incan ruins, the rainforest, the mountains, or the beach.