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Voted a top 100 travel blog of 2015, The Pin the Map Project is an online destination for solo travel, destination guides, budget travel, planning and turning wanderlust into a reality! My name is Nikki and I'm a full time travel blogger and travel journalist with stories in VICE, FOOD & WINE, Roads & Kingdoms, The Daily Meal, and more. Follow along as I head on assignment around the world! Read the full Pin the Map Project story here.

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The No Fly List: Royal Air Maroc, an Airline to Avoid

  Let me preface this by saying I rarely write negative reviews as I am usually blown away by most of my travel experiences, but as I was sure I was about to die of a heatstroke because of

What You Need to Know When Deciding Between Solo Travel and Group Travel

What You Need to Know When Deciding Between Solo Travel and Group Travel

  I'm somewhere between Fes and the Sahara as my Topdeck tour of Morocco continues on; taking our group of 16 people from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert and back. The scenery passing by my

Tips for Traveling in Morocco

Tips for Traveling in Morocco

  I’m standing alone in the Jemaa el Fna square of Marrakech by the famed medina. I’ve just spent ten days traveling around the country with Topdeck and feel as though I’ve lived in Morocco

Tips for Traveling in Morocco

Morocco Diary: A Look at the Misperceptions of Islam

  The mosque I am standing in is delicate and intricate, beautiful and austere; it seems to contradict every negative opinion and emotion that shrouds Islam and Muslim culture. It is one of

ay One: First Impressions of Marrakech

Day One: First Impressions of Marrakech

  The birds chirping and the sounds of crickets are the only noises I hear, interrupted only by a lone passing car at this early morning hour. I am sitting with a breakfast of coffee and


Pre-Departure Travel Musings & Confessions

  It’s 6:30pm in JFK and having never being one for goodbyes—even short ones—my cheeks are admittedly tear stained having just parted ways with my boyfriend outside security. I am now sitting

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