You probably don’t need us to tell you that California is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. People travel from across the globe to check out the City of Angels, the impressive deserts and valleys, the stunning National Parks, and just about everything else that this state has to offer. Of course, you could fly from one place to another, but why would you deny yourself the ultimate Californian road trip?
Days 1 – 2: Explore Los Angeles
No trip to California would be complete without checking out Los Angeles. By spending your first two days in this city, you can check out the Walk of Fame, hike up to the Hollywood sign, make your way to one of the amazing beaches, or just sit in one of their many coffee shops and keep your eyes peeled for celebrities…
Days 2 – 3: Make Your Way To San Diego
There is so much to see and do in San Diego, but we’d suggest hitting the waves and seeing what the San Diego surf has to offer you. Once you’re done, wander around Belmont Park, Balboa Park, and hike Point Loma.
Days 3 – 5: Wander Around Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park really does need to be seen to be believed. With amazing landscapes through the whole park, you can check out deserts filled with cacti, rugged hills made from giant boulders, and wander around some of the many hiking trails that are on offer here. You can even camp here, as well!
Days 5 – 7: Check Out Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks
It’s a long drive to these National Parks, but they are well worth it. From the gigantic trees at Sequoia National Park to the stunning lakes at Kings Canyon, you can find two birds with one berry during the last few days of your Californian road trip.
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The most visited city in Morocco, Marrakech is famous for many things like its markets, museums, and now for its many, many restaurants. The young blood of the city, both natives and ex-pats, have expanded on the traditional fare like couscous and Moroccan mint tea and added a twist to the city’s food. From cozy neighborhood cafés to a five-star dining experience, here are three hidden gems of Marrakech’s restaurant scene for you to enjoy!
L’Mida takes the exotics flavors of Morocco and turns them into something new. Nargisse Benkabbou, who wrote the cookbook My Moroccan Fame, was brought in to oversee the menu and her unique approach to the food has made this restaurant a Marrakech gem. Bankabbou has put a new twist on the flavors of her mother country and now diners can enjoy dishes like spiced meatballs on yogurt topped with a fiery pil-pil sauce, and spanking fresh sea bream with sweet and sour chermoula poke bowls. A heavenly spin on food indeed!
If you are looking for a side of dancing with your food, Kabana is the place to check out. A darling with Marrakech’s young party crowd, this rooftop restaurant takes a bold approach and marries the flavors of Morocco with those from around the world. Try the Oualidia king crab sushi with asparagus and tobiko or meltingly tender lamb brochettes with boulghroul salads for a lip-smacking experience. But make sure to reserve in advance as walk-ins are near impossible here!
Restaurant El Bahja
This restaurant, which is famous for its succulent mutton tagine, is equivalent to your neighborhood canteen providing budgeted but mind-blowing food. El Bahja stands out among the many other similar restaurants because it still uses a traditional barbecue to grill vegetables for cooked Moroccan salads and brochettes. You can also score one kg of the legendary tangia or lamb mechouia if you book a day in advance!