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I was in #Italy last month for the first time ever. I grew up in a Sicilian family and wondered how I would feel in Italy...many many emotions #ilikemarche   #italy   #adriatic   #heritagetravel   #tbdi2014  
Brodetto is an Italian fish stew and the specialty dish of San Benedetto del Tronto in the Marche region.
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I'm off to #Greece  at the end of the month. Sadly Santorini isn't on the radar this time but I'll get there one day! 
You've seen the photo...the iconic blue domed church in Santorini, Greece. We'll show you exactly where to find it. The GPS coordinates are...
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I loved #Finland  so much - can't wait to get back to do amazing things like this one day!
Birdwatching in Liminka Bay is a great outdoor activity in Western Finland. We went with a special guide; Jari Peltomaki, the famous wildlife photographer.
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Planning a road trip for upcoming holidays? Start planning now wit these tips from +Jessica Bowers
 
Roadtrips can have a fine line between awesome and awful. It's all in the planning. 
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My least favorite part of taking a trip is packing. I'm happy my kids are older now and almost completely in charge of packing themselves! What other tips do you have for traveling families? #family   #travel   #travelwithkids   #luggage  
http://tripswithtykes.com/2014/08/11/packing-tips-family-vacations/
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Is #Australia  on your bucket list? After meeting several people in the last few months from Fort Douglas I'm convinced I'm meant to go visit! 
Where to stay in Port Douglas. Beautiful Port Douglas, Queensland, why go there and where to stay. A look at hotels and hostels in Port Douglas.
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30th Birthday in November. Do you go to Amsterdam, Brugges, Warsaw or Budapest? Somewhere else? Europe based!
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I have been to Amsterdam, Brugges and Budapest and loved them all.   Of those Amsterdam is on top for me.  Have a great day.
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Great ideas! Love the golf ball tip!
Travel bloggers love to talk packing, they love to make packing lists & most claim to have the secret to the best pack. So what do travel bloggers pack?
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Visiting #Morocco  as a #vegetarian  or with food allergies? This post has some helpful information. 
Traveling to a new country when you have food allergies can be worrisome. Eat in Morocco confidently with these suggestions on what to choose.
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On today's anniversary of #9/11 here are some tips to talk to your #muslim #kids about what happened that day. http://marocmama.com/2013/09/6-tips-to-talk-to-your-muslim-kids-about-911.html
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This is something  I'd really love to do in #Italy  from +Alyson Long  - truffle hunting! http://worldtravelfamily.com/truffle-hunting-in-italy-umbria-travel-blog/ 
Truffle hunting in Italy, deep in the woods with beautiful dogs. Finding truffles in Umbria with Our Whole Village. World Travel Family Italy travel blog.
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Thanks for sharing Amanda, it was a fantastic experience. Not exactly a common one either.
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  • MarocMama
    Owner, 2007 - present
  • Literacy Volunteers - Chippewa Valley
    Community Outreach and Fund Development Coordinator, present
  • Islamic Society of North America
    Executive Assistant
  • University of WI -Eau Claire
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Eau Claire, WI - Niagara, WI - East Lansing, MI - Eau Claire, WI - Dresden, Germany
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World traveling mom of two curious boys, social media geek, and addicted to all things Moroccan!
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Wife, mom, student, activist, traveler, Moroccophile and curious spirit. BA International Relations MBA Project Management, work in interfaith understanding, community development and MENA outreach. I'm living a bi-cultural life with my family and love to share my adopted culture with everyone!
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  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    International Politics
  • Strayer University
    MBA Project Management
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Lanzarote travel guide - A UNESCO Eco-tourism haven - Heart of a Vagabond
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This is the most comprehensive Lanzarote travel guide - a volcanic Island in Canarias with a surreal landscape. Ready for the ride?

Dreaming With HomeAway ~ The Passport Party Project
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An award-winning grassroots initiative providing online global awareness training, first passports & first time international travel experie

Eating in Morocco with Food Allergies
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Traveling to a new country when you have food allergies can be worrisome. Eat in Morocco confidently with these suggestions on what to choos

Meet the Midwest: Minnesotas' Not to Miss Science Museum
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Not all children's museums are created equal. But this museum in St. Paul is perfect for elementary aged children who are curious about the

Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Amsterdam
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The experience of tasting Dutch cheese at the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A Review of Music Road Inn: Pigeon Forge's Coziest Place to Stay
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I entered the Inn and immediately felt a warm sense of home. The lobby has a very cozy feeling with a huge fireplace. music road inn reviews

Problems of Travelling With Kids - worldtravelfamily.com
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The problems of travelling with kids from World Travel Family travel blog. Is travelling with kids a bed of roses? Not exactly, but it's sti

Lemon Peasto & Roasted Mushroom Tartine
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Quick and delicious, this Lemon Peasto Mushroom Tartine is a wonderful holiday snack!

Great Grandma’s Spritz
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There are always a few holiday memories that tend to stick with us. Whether it's a trip to grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner or Christ

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an Expat
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Last week was American Thanksgiving, and the first holiday we celebrated out of the US. I spent most of the day making all of the staples, r

Moroccan Spiced Zucchini & Caulflower Salad
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Take a break from the ordinary with our Moroccan Spiced Zucchini and Cauliflower Salad! Its exotic flavors will tempt your tastebuds!

Quick Persian Rice and Spiced Beef for a Middle Eastern #SundaySupper
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I have loved participating in #SundaySupper over the last year and have made so many awesome new blogging friends. Now, it's finally my time

What Traveling with Kids for 10 Years Has Taught Me
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Ten weeks after my oldest son was born, I planned a trip to Lower Michigan, 10 hours away (are you seeing a theme here?), with my best frien

6 Tips to Talk to Your Muslim Kids about 9/11
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Every year around this time it's impossible to escape the media reports, specials, and news focused on September 11, 2001. Having children w

{Guest Post} Sayadieh Bil Samek from Heather at girlichef
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Today, I've got another wonderful guest post from a #SundaySupper blogging friend. Heather of girlichef has graciously offered this deliciou

How Can You Afford a Global Lifestyle? 10 Bloggers Share Their Story
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There is an assumption that in order to travel the world you must be independently wealthy or have really good connections. The truth is nei

Gluten-Free Chebakia
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A Moroccan Ramadan isn't the same without chebakia. Now you can enjoy this treat gluten-free!

Dear Ladies in the Booth Behind Us | MarocMama
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A letter to the ladies who were sitting behind us, and a few thoughts on the things I wish I would have said.

Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Pudding + Simple Summer Snacks
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Filling lunchboxes doesn't end in the summer at our house! Chocolate cheesecake pudding is a great treat that kids of all ages love.

The #Fit14 Challenge | MarocMama
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Diet only gets you so far when trying to lose weight. Find out how I motivated myself to consistently add fitness to my weight loss program.