Morocco Travel Guide’s Contributors

Alecia Cohen, Travel Exploration & Morocco Travel Blog

Alecia Cohen, Travel Exploration & Morocco Travel Blog








A Sensual Journey Into Morocco is a Travel Exploration blog created by Moroccan Travel Expert Alecia Cohen. Morocco Travel Blog won the “Morocco Blogs Awards for Best Travel Blog 2011 and was a nominee in 2010.  A Sensual Journey Into Morocco is the perfect spot for arm chair travelers and active explorers who want to travel to Morocco and learn more about the country as a destination. Morocco’s natural wonders, ancients monuments, colorful souks and the hospitality of its people make it accessible to foreigners and the perfect destination for all. Morocco  Travelers can  learn about ancient arts and traditional ranging from Moroccan history to music, food, style, architecture and much more.

Alecia Cohen is the Co-Founder of Travel Exploration and Morocco Travel Blog. Her inspiration to become a Moroccan Travel Specialist and writer came from her a decade of International traveling and living abroad in Morocco. Much of her influence has come from her passion for the Berber people and their culture.

Mrs. Cohen is also the Director of Travel Exploration, a travel agency which is become known for it’s private, Morocco tour offerings with some of Morocco’s best licensed historical guides. Transport Director and Partner, Hossaine Amiri is a Moroccan Berber expert on Southern Morocco.

Travel Exploration offers unique, tailor-made tours that enable others to experience and discover the best of Morocco. Travel Exploration is a member of the American Association of Travel Agents (ASTA.)

Mrs. Cohen is an expert on Moroccan travel and the subject of world music.  She held a career in magazine publishing for the preceding eighteen years. She is the Founder of Global Rhythm Magazine and the former Associate Publisher Zenbu Media Group

Mrs. Cohen has lectured at the World Bank on Culture & Sustainable Development in Africa and been featured on CNN Financial News, Entrepreneurial Edge, Crain’s and Entrepreneur.

Morocco Travel Blog Current & Prior Contributors: 

Lynn Sheppard

Lynn Sheppard has lived in Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast for more than 2 years, supporting local non-profits, writing and becoming an expert on all things Swiri (ie. Essaouiran). She blogs at and for other travel industry clients. You can contact Lynn at:


Colin Kilkelly is a new contributor to Morocco Travel Blog. He has over 30 years experience in the Islamic world including Regional Director of South Magazine 1978-1990 based in Pakistan 1987-1990. Mr. Kilkelly was also the Regional publisher FIRST Magazine 1997-2006 the Gulf North Africa and the Maghreb. Colin then became Editor of Yacout Info 2008-2011. Mr. Kilkelly is currently the editor of on line magazine North Africa United and lives in Marrakech.

Freya Ellinwood has been visiting Morocco over 15 years. She specializes in escorting small groups to discover this wonderful, exotic land with Travel Exploration Morocco. She loves to explore regions off the touristic path and has traveled extensively in Morocco’s deep south. Freya lives in New York City and has traveled throughout Latin America, Europe, India and West Africa. Morocco though, has become her “home away from home.”


Kylie Jelley is a junior at the University of Massachusetts and an undergraduate in the Journalism program. She will graduate with a BA in Journalism and a certificate in International Relations. As well as interning for Travel Exploration she also has past experience interning for She has lived and traveled in Uruguay, Barbados and Bahamas and will be traveling to Sicily for a Travel Writing and Photo- Journalism class in March. Kylie has a passion for travel writing, and a heart for culture.




Lisa DiMatteo is a senior Journalism and Anthropology major at the University of Massachusetts with plans to pursue her Masters degree in cultural Anthropology.  Before returning to school after graduation this coming May, Lisa plans on taking advantage of her year off to travel, work, and experience as much of the world as she can.  As well as her passion for writing she has an unquenchable thirst to discover and learn as much as she can about different cultures, their foods, traditions, and ways of life.