Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 18
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traveler embraces the
"Get to Morocco as
fast as you can! It's a feast
of color, sound, and smells.
We loved the people, the
cultural sites, and the food in
this amazing country."
- Virtuoso traveler
A Hands-On Holiday
A recent college graduate and her parents get to know Moroccan
culture (and livestock) on a once-in-a-lifetime family trip.
Tortuga Bay, Puntacana
Resort & Club, Punta Cana,
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In the countryside between Marrakech
and Essaouira, argan oil cooperatives
provide microloan opportunities for
women in need. Goats there eat the
fruit from the argan tree, and local women collect and process the
expelled nuts, producing argan oil,
which is used in skincare products.
"Our daughter Emily [shown here]
was familiar with the work these coops are doing and wanted to see the
process - and the goats - ﬁrsthand,"
says Virtuoso traveler Betsy Reeder of
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Betsy and her husband, Phil, celebrated Emily's early graduation from college by letting her choose somewhere
she'd always wanted to go, and their
private, 18-day Morocco journey with
Heritage Tours was born, with help
from New Hampshire-based Virtuoso
travel advisor Kim Davis-Smith. They
spent the night in a Bedouin camp,
rode camels, visited an authentic
hammam, wandered Marrakech's
famous medina, took a cooking class,
Betsy and Phil are looking forward to
a two-week driving tour of Tuscany,
followed by a Mediterranean voyage with Azamara Club Cruises, both
planned by their travel advisor. "We
always work with Kim for our major
trips. She understands that we're
adventurous, we love to discover new
places, and we really want to experience local life."
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