It’s been a lifelong dream for me to visit Morocco: to see expansive Moorish geometric designs, experience kasbah living behind nondescript earthen walls, and kick up some desert dust on a dromedary ride. Earlier this summer, I had a chance to visit Morocco and Andalusian Spain with my husband. We’re finally getting through our massive number of pictures, and they are all looking fantastic. I wanted to share a few shots from our time in Marrakesh, Essouaira, Fes, Chefchaoen, and the Maghrebi desert, for good measure. Beyond the usual tourist hassles, it was a place so rich with centuries of culture owing to the regional interplay of historical civilizations. If anyone’s on the fence about going to Morocco, buy a guide, forget the fretting and just go!