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March 15, 2023

Family Travel in Morocco - Ep. 30

Family Travel in Morocco - Ep. 30

Family travel, particularly with young kids, is an experience in itself, no matter what destination you're going to. Especially when you're coming from a background of travelling as adults or as a couple: adding kids to the mix presents a whole new complexion.

Families are frequent guests on Destination Morocco tours, and we have been keen to shine a light on that experience here on the podcast, and the particular advantages and challenges therein.

And what better opportunity to do so than the one we had in February of this year! If you remember back to our episode of January 1st, 2023, Azdean and Ted, the producer of Destination Morocco podcast, mentioned that there was a possiblity of Ted and his family actually going to Morocco in the near future. 

Travelling in Portugal between January and March, it would be a pretty straightforward jump over to north Africa. In the end, they flew from Lisbon to Casablanca on Feb. 16, with a return flight on Feb. 26. Tour Director Driss Maaza, whom you met recently in Episode 28, and driver Abderrahim, "Abdul," who has been mentioned frequently by our guests, were the hosts for the 10 day tour, expertly managing the stops and the pace. 

The key was to factor in the needs and interests of the kids. At 5 and 7 years old, Ted and his wife Emilie's kids are certainly in the younger range of guests. Everything from safety, health and cleanliness, crowds and motorbikes, long-distance driving, meals, activities, restrooms, walking tours and more had to be seen through their eyes. This is what makes family travel different from your standard tour for adults.

Here today to tell the story and provide an overview of the experience is Ted himself, joining Azdean to chat about their wonderful tour. They discuss logistics, timing, accommodation, planning and the mentality you need to approach family travel to Morocco. It's a stunning and unique country, but it can be intense too: 

  • How did the kids handle the crowds, the noise, the traffic, the food? 
  • Would the family have been able to go by themselves, even as experienced travellers? 
  • And how was the tour able to adapt and be spontaneous as energy levels, hunger and bathroom needs evolved?

If you are considering heading to Morocco with your young kids, or have already booked your tickets, tune in to this episode for a great overview of information and inspiration!

This Episode is sponsored by:

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Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Episode 28, Exploring the South of Morocco, with Driss

Episode 25, Exciting Plans for the Podcast in 2023, with Ted

Ted Cragg Podcasting

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