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The Old Village Travel Experience

Turkey. A country of such rich history and culture. A country I absolutely adore and love visiting. We have seen a lot of this beautiful country in the headlines the last year. And it breaks my heart. Not only because of the horrific things have have happened to innocent people....

A little village called Ormana || Turkey Real Travel Experience

Ormana is a quaint village in Turkey that I have truly grown to love. Off of the main national highway and winding into the Taurus Mountains. With its authentic “button houses” – read more about them HERE – are strewn down one of the main roads. One of the...

Safranbolu – UNESCO World Hertigage City || Turkey Destination Highlight

————- For more info on this years great Travel Experiences & RoadTrips to Morocco, Turkey, Portugal and Spain, check it out on our website! THIS FALL we offer Travel Experiences to Turkey & Morocco as well as GO LOCAL! RoadTrips to Morocco, Spain...

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...

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...

A Delightful Biblical Lunch in Denizli || Turkey Travel Experience

It was one of my Biblical trips – St Paul and the 7 Churches – that we had a Biblical lunch in Denizli province. By Biblical lunch, it was a meal prepared as they did back in the Biblical times and used the very ingredients they did. The menu – God’s Grace, it was called – was...

People Watching in Piazza del Campo | Italy Destination Highlight

I remember when my Italy Team Expert, Max, took me to Siena for the first time. We had gotten my small group off wandering and were going to meet them again after lunch. “Come with me here, sis…I want to show you what I like to do here.” From there we entered the piazza, a sight...