About Morocco Travel Blog

The Morocco Travel Blog was created by Alecia Cohen, a Moroccan Travel Expert, to offer A Sensual Journey to Morocco through stories and photographs. The Morocco Travel Blog covers all things Quitessentially Moroccan such as cultural sites, natural wonders, the best restaurants, spas and places to shop, ancient monuments, news and events,festivals, cuisine, and the hospitality of its people through our lively, entertaining and heartfelt stories about Morocco. We welcome visitors of the blog to submit their own posts and comment on ours. To participate in our blog email our Director Alecia J. Cohen.  It would also be our pleasure to help you plan your next adventure. For more information about planning your next adventure visit www.travel-exploration.com or email Alecia J. Cohen at alecia@travel-exploration.com

Alecia Cohen, Morocco Travel Specialist
Alecia Cohen, Morocco Travel Specialist
Alecia Cohen

Alecia Cohen is the Editor of Morocco Travel Blog, a Travel Designer and Professional Travel Agent based in Marrakech, Morocco year round. She is also the owner of Travel Exploration Morocco, an agency specializing in Private Tours and Experiential Travel. Alecia has lived in Morocco for over a decade and is an expert on Morocco, Berber culture, World Music, and socially responsible tourism. As a Morocco travel specialist Alecia offers extensive personalized planning services which serve as a detailed guide for each traveler in discovering the best of Morocco. She ensures that travelers will find a real connection to Morocco. As someone who lives in Morocco and has a passion for the people and the culture, she guarantees travelers a unique and authentic experience set apart by the places they visit and the experiences they will have.
By learning about clients’ individual interests, Alecia makes travel recommendations that complement each travelers vacation plan with cultural and educational experiences that will create a lifetime of memories. Inspired by her passion for Morocco’s combination of natural wonders, Imperial cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Berber villages, she delights in organizing comprehensive and personally curated original travel itineraries for cultured and educated travelers. She has lectured at the World Bank on Culture & Sustainable Development in Africa and has been featured in various print and television venues, including CNN Financial News, Entrepreneurial Edge, Crain’s, Entrepreneur, and The World. www.travel-exploration.com

Morocco Travel Blog Current & Prior Contributors
Lynn Sheppard

Lynn Sheppard first travelled in Morocco in 2001 and moved to live in Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast in 2012, where she began supporting local non-profits, writing and becoming an expert on all things Swiri (ie. Essaouiran). She has written an e-guide to Essaouira, blogs at Maroc-phile.com and writes for other travel industry clients. Today, she divides her time between Essaouira and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Lynn Sheppard
Mandy Sinclair

Mandy Sinclair is Morocco Travel Blogs research contributor for our Shopping Guide & Best Spas & Hammam’s in Morocco Guide. Sinclair owns Say Something Communications, an English PR agency in Marrakech. She is also the founder of Tasting Marrakech, which offers private food and cultural tours of Jemaa el Fna. Her writing has been featured in Brownbook, TimeOut Marrakech, and H.O.M.E. interiors magazine.

Colin Kilkelly

Colin Kilkelly has over 30 years experience in the Islamic world including Regional Director of South Magazine 1978-1990 based in Pakistan 1987-1990. Mr. Kilkelly was also the Regional publisher FIRST Magazine 1997-2006 the Gulf North Africa and the Maghreb. Colin then became Editor of Yacout Info 2008-2011. Mr. Kilkelly is currently the editor of on line magazine North Africa United and lives in Marrakech.

Colin Kilkelly
Freya Ellinwood

Freya Ellinwood has been visiting Morocco over 15 years. She specializes in escorting small groups to discover this wonderful, exotic land with Travel Exploration Morocco. She loves to explore regions off the touristic path and has traveled extensively in Morocco’s deep south. Freya lives in New York City and has traveled throughout Latin America, Europe, India and West Africa. Morocco though, has become her “home away from home.”

Freya Ellinwood
Kylie Jelley

Kylie Jelley is a junior at the University of Massachusetts and an undergraduate in the Journalism program. She will graduate with a BA in Journalism and a certificate in International Relations. As well as interning for Travel Exploration she also has past experience interning for GoNOMAD.com. She has lived and traveled in Uruguay, Barbados and Bahamas and will be traveling to Sicily for a Travel Writing and Photo- Journalism class in March. Kylie has a passion fortravel writing, and a heart for culture.

Kylie Jelley
Lisa DiMatteo

Lisa DiMatteo is a senior Journalism and Anthropology major at the University of Massachusetts with plans to pursue her Masters degree in cultural Anthropology.  Before returning to school after graduation this coming May, Lisa plans on taking advantage of her year off to travel, work, and experience as much of the world as she can.  As well as her passion for writing she has an unquenchable thirst to discover and learn as much as she can about different cultures, their foods, traditions, and ways of life.

Lisa DiMatteo