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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...

Colorful houses of Burano | Little Things I Love About

Burano. A favorite place of mine in the Venetian Lagoon. For it’s most colorful houses. Here’s a little history from www.isoladiburano.it: Burano – the coloured island of lace. Home of big artists like Baldassare Galuppi, Remigio Barbaro and Pino Donaggio, as...

Nicole in Umbria & Tuscany | Guest Review

Nicole was just getting into photography when she came on our first Travel Experience to Italy in 2010. It was so awesome to see her capture the world around her as we traveled through the rolling hills of Tuscany and wandered the medieval towns of Umbria. I follow her today on...

Market Day in San Gimignano, Tuscany | Italy Real Travel Experience

We planned our week right when we were in Italy. Every Thursday in San Gimignano was “market day”. Every Thursday (Wednesday in case of a holiday) is an everything type market and then every Saturday, fruit and vegetable market (Friday in case of a holiday). It gives...

This Friday’s Feature on The Travelers’ Stories

This week our Traveler Story comes from A.S. on Instagram: I found your Instagram after returning from Turkey this past December…I looked for instagram accounts that feature Turkey because I missed it so much. This is a picture of our 9 year old, taken near Cappadocia. We...

Introducing…The Travelers’ Stories

Whether its a weekend getaway or a long awaited life-changing adventure, when we travel it makes memories that will forever be as vivid in our minds and hearts as they were the day they happened. Capturing these moments in a photograph makes it easier to share with our loved...

Venice: Le Serenissima, The Most Serene || Italy Destination Highlight

I first laid my eyes on her in a book. My friend asked me to shoot her wedding in Germany at Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria and another friend of mine was coming along to make a holiday of it and we went to Venice afterwards, my other friends recommendation. I had never been,...

Follow Your Heart to Italy by Aura || Guest Review

My very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience was in Italy and geared towards photographers. One of my guests was a photography teacher and business coach Aura McKay, based out of Vancouver, Canada. Aura knows her stuff when it comes to photography and business and it was...

Wandering through Castelluccio, Italy || Italy Destination Highlights

Umbria. Before my very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience which was in Italy in 2010 to Umbria & Tuscany, I had not actually even heard of the province of Umbria. Bad, hey? But would await us would be a land of medieval walled villages on hills, and cobblestoned...

The Medieval Manhattan of Tuscany || Italy Destination Highlights

Known as the Manhattan of the Medieval era because of the many towers that lined the skyline, San Gimignano is one of UNESCO World Heritage sites we wander through on our Italy Travel Experiences. San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena,...
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