Money – ATMs, Credit Cards or Cash, oh my! || Travel Tips

Oh, the angst – what to bring for currency when we travel. Do you bring cash? How much cash? Do you get the destination currency in your home country so you have some to travel with? Or do you get it changed as soon as you land in the airport? What about credit cards? Will...

Wandering through Spoleto || Real Italy Travel Experience

Spoleto is one of my favorite places to wander indeed. From overlooking city and church, to walking the cobblestone streets and window shopping, there is an endless supply of things to look at in awe. I love getting “lost” in a city…through the commercial shops...

Going around Italy with my Dad | Guest Review

On my very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience, we went to Italy. And to my delight my father (and mother) joined that trip! My dad is the reason I do a lot of what I do today. No, not cuz he was involved in the process of MAKING me, which is true. But in the reason that it...

Iznik Flowers ||Little Things I Love About

Since the 16th century, the Iznik flower designs have been used in the tiles and pottery in Turkey. As the Istanbul Guide says: Floral motifs are ubiquitous the world over, but Turkey’s floral motifs are especially distinctive. One is greeted by Istanbul’s municipal emblem, a...

Mevlana Museum in Konya || Turkey Destination Highlight

The Mevlana Museum. Truly a beautiful mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes, above. There are many sections to the Museum. You enter...

Great destinations for this fall || Travel Experiences

While I was away in Australia for a month, I did lots of reading – reading about all things travel, of course, among other great reads. 🙂 And one of the things I loved to read was where websites like Travel & Leisure, Fodor’s, Budget Travel, Forbes, Conde Nast and...

Jemaa El Fna at sunset || Morocco Destination Highlight

There is nothing more awesome than watching the action begin at sunset in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Jemaa El Fna, from the balcony of a nearby restaurant. Breathtaking and exciting all at once! ————- For more info on this years great Travel...

Two lovely sisters in Morocco || Guest Review

When my lovely friend Shyamala (who has traveled on my Turkey and Morocco Travel Experiences) said her two friends from Sri Lanka wanted to join us in Morocco, I was thrilled. And how fun that these two sisters travel LOTS together! Like anyone would be meeting new people, both...

I vestiti stesi ad asciugare in Italia || Little Things I Love About

What is that, you say? Glad you asked. 🙂 Clothes hung out to dry in Italy…well that’s what Google translate tells me at least. 😉 I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the laundry being hung out to dry in Italy…I’m not sure why. When I travel and don’t see any...

Shopping in the streets of Essaouira || Morocco Destination Highlights

Shopping. We all do it. And some of us more than others, love it a lot! We always have time to do some window shopping, which usually turns into brining home lovely treasures from our Travel Experiences! Essaouira – a sleepy coastal town FULL of artisans and craftsman has...