Therese Iknoian

Winner of a gold and silver medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association in 2019 for travel photography excellence. Little did her parents know that a short trip to Europe in high school would launch a lifetime love of travel, languages and cultures. Trained as a news journalist, Therese Iknoian now focuses her writing and photography talents on travel. Fluent in German, Therese also runs a translation business (ThereseTranslates.com) working primarily with companies in the outdoor/sports/retail industry. She's a French speaker, and loves to learn a bit of the language wherever she goes -- gdje je kupaonica? Мне нужна помощь! -- often embarrassing herself in the quest for cross-cultural communication. Therese is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) and the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA).
How to get from Spain to Tangier Morocco

How to get from Spain to Tangier Morocco

The trip from Madrid Spain to Tangier Morocco is not difficult and not that expensive, using the Spanish train system called Renfe and the ferry company called FRS. And you get to pass across the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow body of water that is the only entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic. 

Berlin October days filled with a festival of lights

Berlin October days filled with a festival of lights

The Festival of Lights in Berlin and Berlin Leuchtet (Berlin Illuminated) provide a delightful bright diversion for anyone visiting Berlin in October. The two light festivals illuminate hundreds of Berlin buildings, parks, monuments and facades with dancing lights, often moving to music.

The ultimate travel planner: International trips

The ultimate travel planner: International trips

International travel is a lot of fun, but it takes a bit of trip planning — visas, passport, airline tickets, hotels, and more need to be confirmed often several months in advance of your planned departure, which is where our ultimate travel planner for international travel comes in.

Travel hacks for fighting germs in public spaces – updated March 2020

Travel hacks for fighting germs in public spaces – updated March 2020

Fighting germs when you are traveling is an ongoing battle. Who wants to get sick and have to stay in a hotel room, or worse, end up in a hospital when traveling? That makes fighting germs (like the new coronavirus) No. 1 on your to-do list when traveling since you can’t avoid public places! Here are our top travel hacks for fighting germs in planes, trains, public bathrooms, hotel rooms, and more.

Is Morocco safe? Insider’s guide to travel safety in Morocco

Is Morocco safe? Insider’s guide to travel safety in Morocco

Is Morocco safe to travel in? Many people wonder. We talked with Open Doors Morocco to get traveling tips on travel safety in Morocco. Morocco is an African country with French roots, a conservative culture and Muslim religion, and it intrigues travelers with its culture and landscape certainly, but travelers still wonder about safety. We can tell you that Morocco is very safe if you travel smart.

Author: Therese Iknoian