Win a Trip to Morocco!

Remember when I said I was giving away a trip in conjunction with Intrepid Travel and Angie Away…and we could decide where we would go but we needed your help in choosing…well…

MOROCCO won the voting part of this contest!!! Secretly, or not so secretly, that was the destination I wanted everyone to pick. I’ve been to Turkey and loved it (Seriously. So why did it get so few votes??) and certainly Peru is on my theoretical-list-that-has-never-actually-been-written-down of places I want to go as well…but, Morocco is my dream. I know Casablanca by heart and the real Morocco apart from movie lines is one I cannot long to discover more than I already do. It’s the place that really calls to me with some sort of almost audible voice.

There I go, digressing. (Can you tell I’m excited?!)

So, now that we’ve chosen the country, the third step in this fun contest Intrepid Travel has been so kind to allow us to host — is that Angie and I each get to pick a person to accompany us to this colorful and exotic country. How do you get chosen?

There are so many ways and every option just gives you more entry points: a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’m pretty excited and I hope you are too! Intrepid Travel is all about focusing on having the same experience locals do, helping travelers immerse themselves in another country’s culture, traveling responsibly and spreading the joy of discovery. These are things I am about too. I can’t wait to be about them in the country of Morocco. So…if you don’t feel you can share these goals, and you don’t have a heart for the people of Morocco — please don’t enter. I know a free trip is a great thing but I hope it isn’t your only reason for entering.

Here’s the trip you will go on with us if you win, Morocco Experience:

A little bit of legal: Entry is open until October 20, 2012. Contest is open to individuals over the age of 18 who own a passport and have no restrictions which would keep them from entering the country of Morocco. If the trip dates chosen don’t work for you, you are welcome to use the Morocco Experience trip on your own up until June 30, 2013. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. In the event the same person wins both trips, another name will be drawn. Airfare, any taxes, visas, passport fees, meals and any activities not outlined at are the responsibility of the winner. is responsible for promoting the campaign and selecting a winner. All trip details, requirements and responsibilities are managed by Intrepid Travel. Contest is void where prohibited. Family members of Kirsten Alana are unfortunately ineligible to win. Sorry, mom!
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  • Efrutik

    ” what photograph you would MOST be excited to capture…”
    I think definitely the landscape shot with the sunset above the sea. Don’t know if that makes sense, but I imagine Morocco to be dreamy and yet raw with natural beauty. Also the sea captivates me in a sense that this African nation is so close to Europe….something like that I think.

  • NaEun Park

    I would LOVE to capture the amazing patterns and colors that come together to make Morocco a beautiful place. The details are phenomenal and the colors are so vibrant!!

  • Chris R.

    Meandering through markets is one of my favorite things to do during my travels. In Morocco, I’ll head straight to the nearest souk and start snapping away, capturing the colorful and rich textures of the textiles.

  • Tara Jones

    Oh man….where do I start?? I’m a photographer who owns a food tasting + photo tour company in Santa Barbara and this is so obviously up my alley! So, most favorite photo to capture would probably be a night shot of the desert areas or the look on the faces of the locals amid the busy street vendors. Oh! And the colors of all the street vendors’ spices and fabrics….*sigh* I can hardly wait for the day I get to go to Morocco!

  • Shari Tucker

    I am a profesional photographer and avid adventure traveler. My passions are people and experiences. Sad to say that I have lost a little of my passion for photography … I can’t tell you what one photo I would like to capture specifically … I can tell you that I’m looking for a magical meaningful photo (likely of a local who I have interacted with … but who knows!) that will re-ignite the fire in me and my passion for photography. Would love the opportunity to experience Morocco through my lens!

  • Kailos

    Sunset in the mosque

  • Bethaney – Flashpacker Family

    I’d like to capture a photograph of the warm colours of ground spices piled up in a little medina alleyway.

  • Sarah Stokely

    I’ve been dreaming of going to Morocco since I went to an Intrepid slide night with a bunch of friends about 4 years ago! Would looove to do this trip. Although I looove Moroccan food, my food photography is pretty unappetising, so I think the shot I’d really like to capture is of a spice vendor at a market. Beautiful colours! :)

  • Cally Duncan

    I would love a silhouette picture of a campsite, camel and campfire under the full moon in the Sahara desert!

  • Dustin Main

    I’ve wanted to head to Morocco for YEARS (since watching Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much”). I was close a few years ago, but I was diverted to Europe and didn’t make it back over. Plus, gotta climb some of the mountains :)

    • Dustin Main

      but what I really want to shoot is the sand at sunrise…

  • thetravelchica

    I want to capture a unique photograph of a camel (which is difficult because everyone that goes to Morocco has a picture of a camel). I won’t know what the shot looks like until I see it :-)

  • Audrey Bergner

    I think capturing a photo of the souks – especially the lamps, would make a great shot. ;)

  • Tracy Smith

    What an adventure this would be, and what inspiration to feed my soul. I have yet to travel “over seas” so I am very excited about this contest. All fingers crossed! It’s hard to just pick one photograph that I would like to capture. My first capture would be the desert/sand dunes near sunset while on camel, just miles and miles of sands/dunes. Would be fun to photograph. My other passion is food, so I would LOVE to photograph the markets, the fresh legumes, spices, that line the streets!

  • Dave L

    Wow. Talk about the ultimate giveaway!!! Although, I too wonder why Turkey didn’t get some more attention. Guess I’ll know for sure when I win and visit Morocco!! :)

  • Lynn O’Rourke Hayes

    I love the markets. Photographic opportunities would be endless in Morocco. Great trip!

  • Pat Katepoo

    I’d be interested to take pictures of meal time in Morocco–the food, the people, the customs.

  • Melody Co

    camels, animals and the desert!

  • WIN

    uhmm.. anything! i would love to capture the scenes from the classic movie casablanca :)

  • Anna Chato

    I would love to capture photos of colorful things, like the blue doors above, vibrant stacks of local spices, spices painting local dishes marigold yellows and brick reds, locals lighting up pictures with their smiles, children playing in traditional costume, dolled-up ladies dancing the traditional dance, ancient pink walls contrasting with everyday things, stretches of desert sand blood-orange against an azure sky, intricately carved archways and ceilings, Moroccan slippers on my feet, cars and keys and pots and pans and markets and objects commonplace to locals but wonderful novelties to people who have never set foot on Morocco… and many other beautiful things that catch my eye.

  • Sarah Arrojado

    The most exciting thing to capture would probably be the little surprises on how Moroccans live their lives. :)

  • ldysharkbait

    Capturing that magical moment of making that purchase of a forever souvenir of the trip in a local market would be a must on this trip!

  • Arjun Rudra

    Capturing dinner at Djemma el Fna as it transforms into an entertainers paradise.

  • Terri Denhof

    I think you have to let a day take you where it wants to. Beauty is everywhere in Morocco. A smile, the way the sand moves, piles of rugs, singing bowls. The photos are everywhere; what a dream trip this could be!

  • Cassandra

    The picture I would most be interested in is of the view I would have while riding a camel through the desert!

  • The Blonde

    I have found that in many countries the fact that I have blonde hair and blue eyes makes me what my sister calls “a traveling freak show”. The advantage to that is that I sometimes get to have very amusing interactions, and very sweet ones, with locals. I am an experienced traveler, have an excellent sense of humor and no job, so scheduling the trip would be very easy! Oh, and I have a travel(ish) blog and “tweet” so could dither on about the trip in both of those venues.

  • Tracy Zhang

    If I could go to Morocco, I would spend my mornings walking and photographing their markets. I’m most excited about capturing the energy and color of the markets – there’s plenty of culture among them.

  • Lala {TDF Travels}

    Capturing the people. Faces move me and the environment in which they live in would just be mezmorizing.

  • CarolineK

    I’d be excited about a picture of me with a glass of mint tea!

  • Kendra Moore

    I want to capture people that capture the aura of Morocco if I win the trip. Or at least try.

  • Sarah

    It’s a bit cliche, but that photo of camels across the desert at sunset. I saw a friend’s photo of that years ago and since then Morocco’s been near the top of list. Just so classic and beautiful.

  • Teresa G

    I would love to capture a shot of the spice markets- either a colorful picture of the array of spices, or perhaps get a shot of our hands in some spices while cooking. Or, we could be silly and have a spice fight- but I think the Morrocans would get angry at us for wasting precious spices :)

    Miss you!!! You’re hard to keep up with, but I guess that’s a good thing!

  • beatrice

    I have two b & w framed pictures of veiled women taken by r. lehnert in Tunisia, about 1910….I would love to take a similar photograph in Morocco.

  • rc

    I am IN LOVE with Moroccon food! cool culture as well!

  • Lindsay Pond

    Would love to take pics in the street markets!

  • Arlinda

    I would love to go to Morocco to experience the rich history, culture, food and the people

  • Arlinda

    I want a picture of me in Casablanca! Cheesy I know but I can’t help it.

  • JoLeah

    Rolling around in the dunes!

  • Shannon

    I have “drink champagne in Casablanca” on my bucket list – my photo would be of that:)

  • Alison Corner

    I would love to capture the shadows of camels crossing the Sahara Desert!

  • Cynthia Ord

    I would love to photograph a sunset (or maybe sunrise) on the desert, maybe with a camel and some sort of forced perspective trick to add to my collection

  • twoOregonians

    Hey lovely! If I won, my most prized picture would be of you and Angie and I all smiling together on top of the world somewhere – anywhere – in Morocco. I’m so excited to see how your trip goes! -Bethany

  • Erika

    I would love a panoramic photograph, proabably in the sunset, I love all sunset photographs, and it’d be great to have one with me in it and one without me, to have like a postcard. =)

  • Lea

    The souq, of course. It must be a very dynamic place. And the desert and its changing landscapes.

  • Shtina

    I definitely want to photograph the ancient Roman ruin (and UNESCO World heritage site) of Volubilis!