I'm pretty confident that the Sahara Desert is one of the most incredible places that I have ever been to.
Morocco has been on my bucket list for so many years, and to finally experience it in real life was amazing and it definitely lived up to all my expectations and more. From the day we landed in Marrakech and woke up to the pungent smell of spices in the air to the 13 hour drive through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara, every day was something new. And desert culture was so different from the city culture of Marrakech. If you are ever planning a trip to this part of the world, don't just go to one place - Morocco is diverse and getting to experience different parts of it makes the experience that much better.
Just getting to the Sahara is no easy feat. We woke up before dawn and climbed in a bus that took us through the mountains on windy roads (not fun if you get car sick), stopped here and there to stretch our legs and get breakfast in these remote little desert towns, but the journey is so worth it the second you can see the dunes in the distance. It was honestly an emotional experience just seeing them for the first time. They are HUGE.
We stayed at this amazing desert glamping place called Kam Kam Dunes, there are a ton of different options but we chose this one because it was literally IN the dunes and you could just walk out of your tent and feel the sand under your feet. The staff met us at the bus and we hopped in their 4x4 cars so full of anticipation we could barely contain it. They had so much fun with us too ripping over the dunes like we were in a speedboat tearing up the waves and all of us sat on the window outside the car, holding on for dear life, to take in the full experience. It was THRILLING.
We spent the next day lounging around the camp, going on a camel safari into the sand dunes, and trying to take photos of the Milky Way. It was one of my favorite experiences to date.