MailerLite vs MailChimp – Which Newsletter Service is Best?

In the many years of running our blog's newsletter, we never had an issue. We'd send out our weekly RSS email via MailChimp, get a nominal amount of clicks, and move on.

But as time ticked by and our subscriber count went up, so did our fees. Our local Pittsburgh blog contributed the most of this gain, and we realized we were days away from hitting the 10,000 subscriber limit that bumped our fees to $100/month- holy crap!

As our spending for the newsletters amounted to about $0.10 to $0.30 per click, we knew there had to be a better way. Do we delete inactive subscribers? Do we try and get better engagement? Do we switch services?

Enter MailerLite– the answer to all our questions. And in this MailerLite review I'm going to share how we became converts from MailChimp on Day 1.

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Sahara Desert Trips – Opt for the Three Night Tour in Morocco

When visiting Morocco, we had one experience on our mind above all others- taking a trip out into the Sahara desert to see the famous sand dunes.

As this was to be one of the highlights of our trip to Morocco, we wanted to make sure we do this one right and found numerous options for the trip.

Some tours went one way from Fes to Marrakech, others did the reverse, and even more did round trips from each city. As we were making a big loop around Morocco on our trip, the one-way from Fes to Marrakech made the most sense for our itinerary.

We then had to decide between the two night and three night tour, and not wanting to turn down more time in the desert we opted for the three night tour. In this one, we want to dive down into that one question you may be having if you're having the same problem: what do you get out of that extra night?

Note: We are reviewing our experience on Sahara Desert Trips in this article. We were not hosted for this tour in any capacity and paid for the tour ourselves. In other cases we would likely not call out the tour company by name, but we are here as itineraries are all over the map for Sahara tours.

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The Moroccan Hammam Experience – A Tale of Two Hammams

For many travelers to Morocco, visiting a hammam is high on their list of things to do. There's just one question we had once we arrived: to visit a tourist hammam or an authentic local hammam?

On our recent trip to Morocco we tried both, and we would highly recommend each as they are completely different experiences, both with their own pros and cons.

Today we are going to jump into those differences!

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