The Quaint Turkish Village of Adatepe || Turkey Destination Highlight

I remember when I first wandered this quaint village. It was autumn and we had scarves on and the fallen leaves from the trees crunched as we walked down the rugged paths that led through the village homes. “This place would be ADORABLE to visit, or stay, in the summer!!...

The Wine Village of Sirince || Turkey Destination Highlight

In countries where wine is made, there is always a place that is called “wine country”. Turkey has one, off the Aegean coast, outside of Kusadasi. Sirince (prounounced, sheh-ringe-eh) is a small village of about 600 in population. The name used to be Cirkince which meant “ugly”,...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Tanya || Guest Review

I value my guests feedback about our Travel Experiences. It always gives me a chance to reflect on the trip with their suggestions, their feedback and their love for the trip. Tanya was no different – well she was actually – she was also my roommate through our last...

Yuksel Carpets / Hereke Carpet Weavers Association – Cappadocia || Turkey Destination Highlight

I had the pleasure meeting Neco (prounounced Nay-Jo) 2 trips ago bringing some of my guests to Turkey. Neco has been in the carpet making business for over 25 years. He started as a young boy and into his young adulthood continued and today is one of the most well-known in his...

MISIR ÇARŞISI – The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul || Turkey Destination Highlight

A must-see is definitely the Egyptian Spice Bazaar in the Old City of Istanbul. Yes there is the Grand Bazaar that I also say visit to say you visit, but I personally prefer the Spice Bazaar for actual shopping purposes – it’s where the locals shop and have shopped since it...

Am Woman, Will Travel – Traveling Safely On Your Own || Travel Tips

 At Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco I do most of my travels alone. Whether it is to remote places in the Philippines, to trapsing across the globe to places like Turkey, Morocco, Italy, London, and so on, there are certain things I consciously do to make sure i’m safe as...

The Side Streets of Bergama || Turkey Destination Highlights

One of the things I always make sure of on my Travel Experiences, is wander time. After we had went through the ruins of the Church of Pergamon, we went into the village where I wandered. And found lots of yummy doors. And other such lovely things. smile emoticon...

Zeus’ Altar on Mount Ida || Turkey Destination Highlight

Zeus’ Altar at Mount Ida, Canukkale, Turkey The Legend goes that Zeus sat upon this place and watched the wars between the gods go on. Here upon Mount Ida he could overlook the Aegean Sea and the Greek island of Lesbos. The view is simply stunning. One of the many breathtaking...

What are Travel Experiences? || Follow Your Heart Travel

What is a TRAVEL EXPERIENCE you ask? Simply put, a Travel Experience is a travel itinerary with a group no more than 10 people. Why only 10 people? Because any more than 10 starts to get cumbersome and feels disconnected. With a smaller group, we are able to go to places large...

A Man and some sticks || Turkey Travel Experience

Our group was wandering the quaint little village of Assos on day 2 of our itinerary, The Old Villages of Turkey. Of course, being a wanderer (I can remember as early as 3 years old “wandering” off) I took a different road down the hill. I happened up a sweet older gentleman...