Travel has long been a channel for cross-fertilization between human societies. Travelogues also contribute an important resource for scholarship, offering detailed descriptions of events and places through which the travelers lived. The journey of Ahmad ibn al-Hasan al-Sabei al-Hasani al-Idrisi al-Daraqawi (d. 1336AH/1917 - 18AD) to the Hijaz at the end of the 19th century is an example of such a travelogue. Although the reason for his travels was primarily to perform the pilgrimage, Al-Sabei chronicled the general living conditions of all the countries he passed through across North Africa to the Hejaz. Al-Sabei relied on oral accounts as well as his own personal observations to compile his final works. This paper focuses specifically on his description of the Hejaz, exploring his observations on society (such as manners and customs, the map of faiths, creeds, and Sufi orders, diseases and plagues, and death) and the economy (agriculture, transport and roads).