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A stroll through the Umbrian commune of Assissi || Destination Highlights

Assisi. A medieval Francisan commune in the heart of Umbria. Known for being the birthplace of the St Francis who founded the religious order in 1208, it has also been declared as aUNESCO World Heritage site. (Can I JUST say that I LOVE that all my Follow Your Heart Travel...

Follow Your Heart to Italy by Teresa || Italy Guest Review

Italy. Such a gorgeous place to discover. Especially fun to see others who have never been take it all in! Teresa was no exception. How we “happened” upon each other is one thing, but her beautiful personality, sweet presence and thoughtfulness was absolutely wonderful on our...

Olive Oil Harvesting at Feliziani’s – Umbria || Italy Travel Experience

 In October the harvesting of olives for oil is well on its way! We were in Umbria in Italy and our wonderful Italy Team Max , took us to Feliziani’s Oil Factory in Spoleto. With a long line of oil making in the family, the owner showed us a wall full of vintage photos –...

How I Book My Airline Tickets || Travel Tips

We all want to know the tried and true secrets when it comes to booking tickets. The best deal, the best airlines, the best connections. You know. The works! There are a ton – I don’t profess to know them all, just the ones that have worked for me. So I’m gonna s...

Riding a Traghetto in Venice is AWESOME || Italy Travel Experience

It’s iconic. We also see the canals FULL of tourists in their gondolas. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful. But….I tend to go with the less “typical” ways to experience local life.   That’s why I was all about finding the traghetto station on the Grand Canal and try it out for...

A Little Something I Always Bring On My Travels || Travel Tips

I saw this really cool travel journal for way too much money back in 2007. It had headings on each page: Destination, Dates, Accomodations, Traveling Companions, Highlights. Then I saw this cute little “Travel Journal” with blank pages. And being that I am able to actually write,...

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...

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 Tuscan Painter || Italy Real Travel Experience

When I was in Italy last, I had happened upon a painter in a small piazza (square) in San Gimignano, Tuscany. Her name was Susan Monk and she was a Kiwi from NZ who studied in Chicago and ended up in Tuscany – how magical is that? The pieces I bought were very small –...
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