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Monteriggioni | Italy Destination Highlight

Monteriggioni – a wee comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. This medieval walled town is ABSOLUTELY charming. We got there at the end of the day, as the sun began to set…it was incredibly surreal to walk around this small town of about 9,000...

How to pack light | Travel Tips

Packing light is easy for some people, like myself, for instance. But that wasn’t always the case! I used to overpack WAY to much! Until I decided that waiting at carousel’s for my luggage, or dragging a monstrous bag around a city got old fast! So I surveyed the...

Kalinga Brew | Philippines Real Travel Experience

In Northern Luzon is the Cordilleras and Kalinga Mountains. I try and go up here at least 1-2 a year. There is something about the mountains that speaks to my soul. The locals in the mountains are so very friendly – even if 50 years ago lots of these tribes were known as...

Galata Tower in Istanbul| Real Travel Experiences

This 9 storey tower was Istanbul’s tallest building at the time it was built in 1348. It stands today just as tall and is the best place to see an amazzzzzing panoramic view of the Golden Horn and Bosporus as well as the Old City where the Topkapi palace and the Blue Mosque...

Philippines | Desktop Travel Photo

Remember when I said last week that every week I’d give you a gift? Consider it some travel inspiration: Travel Desktop Backgrounds! Every week I’ll post a new post with the week’s new Desktop photo, for you to download and use as a Desktop Background....

Philippine Beaches | Little Things I Love About

The Philippines has been a host country to my family twice – first in 1996 until 2001 and then we moved back again 2001 and are still here. There are 7,107 islands that make up this country. That’s right…7,107 of them. I have not been to all of them –...

Aya Sofya | Turkey Destination Highlight

Aya Sofya or Hagia Sofia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sofia has always been the precious of its time. (Taken from the Haggia...

I am a Solo Traveler | Travel Tips

There are so many types of travelers – the group traveler, the family traveler, the group of friends traveler…and then there is the solo traveler. I happen to be that one, for my personal travel. I think coupled with the fact, that since an early age (4 to be exact) I...

A little something for you – enjoy a new destination every week! | Travel Experiences

I have SO many amazing photographs I have taken on my travels. As in SO many. And so I decided that starting next week, I will give you a link to download it for your Desktop…a new destination every week! So every week you will have a fresh new destination to inspire you to...

Viva Italia! | Italy Travel Experiences

We have two GREAT Italy options for our Travel Experiences this year. First, a new Travel Experience Adventure – The Italy Vespa Tour!  Imagine with me one moment – riding our Vespas through the rolling hills and scenic back roads of Umbria…wandering medieval villages,...