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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...

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...

The cobblestone streets of Stroncone | Italy Destination Highlight

It’s a quiet walled commune in Umbria. I would never have know about it had not my Italian brother and FYH Italy team Max and his family live just outside the walls, overlooking hills of olive trees.   When I say small, I mean population just over 4800. The younger...

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...

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...

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....

Burano – the colorful island in the Venice Lagoon || Destination Review

There’s something about Burano that is so surreal…why, it must be the houses. the fact that they are all different vibrant colours. as i quote from WIKIPEDIA: “Burano is also known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a...

Doors of Umbria || Little Things I Love About

  The Doors of Umbria. I first laid my eyes on them back in 2010 and have since found more and photographed more of them to add to my collection. They are layered with character and detail. It always makes me wonder who lives behind these doors. What these doors have seen...

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...
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