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La dolce far niente – Italy | Little Things I Love About

The first time I heard this Italian phrase was by my Italian brother and FYH Italy team, Max. We were in Cortona and we were eating some gelato on the stairs, watching the people pass by. He had said, “You from North America…you are always so “crazy busy” as you say…you need to...

The Grand Bazaar – Shopping Mecca || Istanbul, Turkey Destination Highlight

We have seen it in movies and shows on TV…it’s all over the internet too. But until you actually step foot into the old bazaar, it doesn’t seem like it can actually be true. It began being built in 1455 and completion was finally in 1730, the Grand Bazaar or Kapalıçarşı. in...

Strolling through Norcia, Umbria || Italy Destination Highlight

This is my first intentional attempt to short stories along with my photos…mostly photos, of course. Follow me to Norcia, Umbria, Italy… As we stepped out of the vehicle, the crisp autumn air fully welcomed us and the anticipation of all we were told of Norcia continued to grow....

The House of Mary – Turkey || Destination Highlight

The house of Mary. The house where the virgin is said to have lived in her later years after Jesus was born. The grounds are beautiful, and the house is very humble yet serene. Along with the home of Mary, there are fountains of “Holy water”, as well as places to write prayers...

Turkey – Always a rich Travel Experience! || Destination Highlights

Turkey has been in the news headlines lately – and for all the wrong reasons, in my opinion. As a frequent traveler to Turkey, not once have I felt unsafe. Whether in Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia or a rural village. Turks are some of the warmest and most beautiful people I...

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...

Goreme, Cappadocia || Turkey Destination Highlight

Goreme is located in Cappadocia and is one of the many little towns in which you really need to wander when in the region. The charm as well as the history of the area is gorgeous. From the Goreme open air museum where the Fairy Chimneys are, to the small locals shops and carpet...

Glass making in Şirince, Turkey || Turkey Travel Experience

Şirince – known as a wine village with all its fruit trees that bear some most delicious fruit trees and bushes. The history of Şirince goes something like this: it was formed when people were fleeing Ephesus. They settled in the mountains and named the village Cirkince...

To Boracay or not to Boracay? | Philippines Destination Highlight

The first time I went to Boracay was back in 2008. It was serene and lovely. And much different than it was 20 years before then. And much different than it is now. Back in 1979, this is what Boracay looked like, local Negrito boys and one lone “tourist”: That same...
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