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Katie Lockhart

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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Best Time to Visit Ireland

Ireland has mild temperatures and plenty of rain, no matter when you choose to visit. Summer is warmest, with long days perfect for road trips and village-to-village walks. Spring wildflowers burst through cracks in glacial limestone, and fall bedecks the national parks in dazzling foliage. Chilly, quiet winters offer fewer options, though travelers will love the cheerful holiday festivities in Dublin. Read on and choose the season that's right for you.

The Hassan II Mosque sits on the water
Ultimate Guide to Casablanca

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.

Ultimate Guide to Fes: Imperial City & Cultural Hub

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.

Ultimate Guide to Marrakech: Excitement & Style in a Major Moroccan Hub

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.

Ultimate Guide to Chefchaouen: Morocco's Blue City

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.

Hiking up Rainbow Mountain near Cusco, Peru
Packing for Your Peru Trip: The Only Packing List You Need

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.