Here’s some trivia for you: What was the first country to enter a friendship treaty with the United States? Any guesses? Okay, time’s up! Answer: Morocco. Over 230 years later, the secret is out; Morocco has so much more to offer than friendship. There’s the colors you never knew existed in its Islamic architecture, the spices that will wake up taste buds you didn’t know you had, the French emphasis on art, the Spanish influence on enjoying yourself, and the combination of exotic landscapes you never thought to be compatible. Ride some sand dunes, barter your face off, rock the kasbahs, and allow the vast grandeur of this Saharan paradise to remind you that we’re all just a single chickpea in this great big hummus that we call life.