Travel People: Living Authentic Lives, Finding Kindred Spirits, Fulfilling Dreams

Episode 2: Talking Morocco with Kate Woods, Australian Expat/Tour Operator at MoroccoBespoke

May 24, 2020 Host Cindy McCain with Guest Kate Woods Season 1 Episode 2
Travel People: Living Authentic Lives, Finding Kindred Spirits, Fulfilling Dreams
Episode 2: Talking Morocco with Kate Woods, Australian Expat/Tour Operator at MoroccoBespoke
Chapters
0:00
Series Intro
4:15
Meet Kate Woods, nurse and mother of three now leading tours across Morocco with her MoroccoBespoke and traveling the world.
5:00
Lockdown in the Kingdom, Closed Borders, Life in Limbo
12:20
Effect on Tourism
13:40
How She’s Coping with the Community She Loves There
16:30
Rooftop Life
18:07
How Safe is Marrakech?
20:15
Why and How Kate Made a New Life, Maria Chalkia of Riad Mur Akush
22:20
Was Reinventing Herself Worth the Risk?
23:20
Alexandra Richards of Riad Emberiza Sahari
24:30
Why Women Move to Morocco
28:03
Riad History and Design; Riads I've enjoyed: Riad Hikaya, Riad Papillon (I stayed in Riad Star/visited Papillon--same owners), Riad Matham, Riad Dar Kleta, Riad Linda
33:45
How We Bonded as Moms and Celebrated Mother's Day at Jnane Tamsna
39:30
Mule Trekking and Lunch in Berber Village
42:00
Morocco Bespoke Tours
48:10
Missing My Morocco
49:50
Brunch at The Selman
51:00
Our First Trip to Casblanca: Russian Embassy and Rick’s Place
52:25
Trip North to Meknes, Moulay Idriss, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Asilah, Tétouan , Tangier
57:20
New York City Reunion
58:40
Kate's Trip to Nashville
1:01:45
Kate’s Travels to India, Italy, Athens, Croatia, Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris
1:07:15
Advice on Life and Travel
1:13:30
Closing Credits
Travel People: Living Authentic Lives, Finding Kindred Spirits, Fulfilling Dreams
Episode 2: Talking Morocco with Kate Woods, Australian Expat/Tour Operator at MoroccoBespoke
May 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Host Cindy McCain with Guest Kate Woods

How are you coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing a new job, career, adventure, life? Meet Kate Woods of MoroccoBespoke.com. In 2014 each of us flew from empty nests--hers in Melbourne, Australia, mine in Nashville, Tennessee-- and landed in Marrakech, Morocco. She’s still there. Learn how she and other expats are coping with lockdown, a curfew, and closed borders since March 16. If you’ve fallen under Morocco’s spell, relive the magic. If you haven’t been yet, learn why it has such allure and meet us there Summer 2021. Whatever your dream is, Kate will inspire you to chase it! Music Credits: Carole Edwards, "Come and Run Away with Me," Chris Haugen, "Casablanca Caravan," Dan Lebowitz, "Mysteries" To watch the Skype interview with photos go here. Photo Credits: Cindy McCain and Kate Woods

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How are you coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing a new job, career, adventure, life? Meet Kate Woods of MoroccoBespoke.com. In 2014 each of us flew from empty nests--hers in Melbourne, Australia, mine in Nashville, Tennessee-- and landed in Marrakech, Morocco. She’s still there. Learn how she and other expats are coping with lockdown, a curfew, and closed borders since March 16. If you’ve fallen under Morocco’s spell, relive the magic. If you haven’t been yet, learn why it has such allure and meet us there Summer 2021. Whatever your dream is, Kate will inspire you to chase it! Music Credits: Carole Edwards, "Come and Run Away with Me," Chris Haugen, "Casablanca Caravan," Dan Lebowitz, "Mysteries" To watch the Skype interview with photos go here. Photo Credits: Cindy McCain and Kate Woods

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How are you coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing a new job, career, adventure? Maybe even a new life? In this episode of Travel People, I talk with Kate Woods of Morocco Bespoke. In 2014 each of us flew from empty nests--hers in Melbourne, Australia, mine in Nashville, Tennessee-- and landed in Marrakech, Morocco. She is still there. Learn how she and other expats are coping with lockdown, a curfew, and closed borders since March 16. You’ll be inspired by her tips for  reinvention and travel in her backyard and across the globe. 

If you’ve fallen under Morocco’s spell, relive the magic with us. If you have not been yet, learn why--especially for empty nesters--it has such allure. Whatever your  #nextstep or new adventure , we are  here to cheer you on!  And we would love to see you in Morocco in Summer 2021! https://southerngirlgoneglobal.com/2019/02/15/morocco-retreat/

#expatlife #travelblogger #reinventiontour #travelwomen #womenwhotravel #traveltribe #emptynester #internationalteaching

0:00   Series Intro.  Come Run Away with Me by Carole Edwards
https://www.reverbnation.com/caroleedwards/songs
Photography by Cindy  and Kate Woods

4:15 Meet Kate Woods, nurse and mother of three now leading tours across Morocco and traveling the world. 

5:00 Lockdown in the Kingdom, Closed Borders, Life in Limbo

12:20  Effect on Tourism

13:40  How She’s Coping with the Community She Loves There

17:06   Rooftop Life

18:42  How Safe is Marrakech?

20:30  Why and How Kate Made a New Life, Maria Chalkia  of Riad Mur Akush

22:20  Was Reinventing Herself Worth the Risk?

23:20  Alexandra Richards of Riad Emberiza Sahari 

25:00 Why Women Move to Morocco

28.03  Other Riads I've Enjoyed; Riad History and Design; Expat Investments
Riad Hikaya
Riad Papillon (I stayed in Riad Star/visited Papillon--same owners.)
Riad Matham
Riad Dar Kleta

33:45  How We Bonded as Moms

36:22  Janane Tamsna on Mother’s Day

39:58  Mule Trekking and Lunch in Berber Village

42:29  Movies Made in Morocco

43:25  Morocco Bespoke Tours

48:55  Missing My Morocco

50:35  Brunch at The Selman

52:10  Our First Trip to Casblanca: Russian Embassy and Rick’s Place

54:00  Trip North to Meknes, Moulay Idriss, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Asilah, Tétouan , Tangier

58:12  New York City Reunion

1:00:19  Kate's Trip to Nashville

1:03:10  Kate’s Travels to India, Italy, Athens, Croatia, Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris

1:06:52  Advice on Life and Travel

1:13:30 Closing Credits

Contact Kate at kate123woods@gmail.com and Cindy at cindylmccain1@gmail.com

Series Intro
Meet Kate Woods, nurse and mother of three now leading tours across Morocco with her MoroccoBespoke and traveling the world.
Lockdown in the Kingdom, Closed Borders, Life in Limbo
Effect on Tourism
How She’s Coping with the Community She Loves There
Rooftop Life
How Safe is Marrakech?
Why and How Kate Made a New Life, Maria Chalkia of Riad Mur Akush
Was Reinventing Herself Worth the Risk?
Alexandra Richards of Riad Emberiza Sahari
Why Women Move to Morocco
Riad History and Design; Riads I've enjoyed: Riad Hikaya, Riad Papillon (I stayed in Riad Star/visited Papillon--same owners), Riad Matham, Riad Dar Kleta, Riad Linda
How We Bonded as Moms and Celebrated Mother's Day at Jnane Tamsna
Mule Trekking and Lunch in Berber Village
Morocco Bespoke Tours
Missing My Morocco
Brunch at The Selman
Our First Trip to Casblanca: Russian Embassy and Rick’s Place
Trip North to Meknes, Moulay Idriss, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Asilah, Tétouan , Tangier
New York City Reunion
Kate's Trip to Nashville
Kate’s Travels to India, Italy, Athens, Croatia, Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris
Advice on Life and Travel
Closing Credits