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Follow Your Heart Travel Experience to Turkey by Bob & Bev || Guest Review

I was excited to have Bob & Bev on our Turkey Travel Experience; both had been to Turkey and Bob actually spent several years in Turkey growing up as an expat teenager. We were both there in Istanbul a couple days before and they had asked me if I’d like to join them...

Behold, the beautiful Pantheon || Little Things I Love About Series

I’m not sure why exactly but I have ALWAYS had the Pantheon on my list of places to visit. When I was in Rome for the first time for only 6 hours,  I was looking forward to see the Pantheon the most…it was like a first date sort of feeling in my stomach…I was...

Murano Glass Making || Italy Travel Experience

Murano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon in Italy where the world famous Venetian glass is made. It was first made on the island of Venice, but for safety reasons, they decided to move it to Murano. You take a vaperatto and travel for about 10 minutes to the island. Murano has...

Stay connected while Traveling || Travel Tips

Oriveto, Italy I don’t know about you, but I love to post my travels online in as close to real-time as possible. I do it for several reasons – to let my readers experience the place as it happens, to allow my friends and family to know where I am at, to connect with...

Eşérefoğlu Mosque in Beyşehir, Turkey || Destination Highlights

Constructed in the 13th century, this tentative UNESCO World Heritage site, includes all the main elements of early Anatolian Turkish architecture. The building is the biggest, best preserved wooden columned and roofed mosque in Islamic World. Before we entered, there were local...

Follow Your Heart Travel Experience to Turkey by Cesar || Guest Review

I have known Cesar for MANY years…we have attended the same church for many years. He and his sweet wife, Girlie, have talked about joining me on one of our Turkey Travel Experiences before but it didn’t work out. This June they came along and was it a super fun time...

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle Making) in Taal, Batangas || Philippines Real Life Experience

I had heard of Panutsa, or peanut brittle, being made in the quaint little town of Taal, south of Manila in Batangas. We hopped onto a tricyle and and I asked the driver in my not-perfect-but-fairly-understandable Filipino, “Nasaan yung gawin sila ang panutsa?” or...

How to make a Travel Fund…and actually save $ for it! || Travel Tips

(Chefchaouen, Morocco) We all have great intentions when it comes to wanting to save $$ for something…including crossing out destinations we want to visit on our Travel Bucketlist! I’m no brainiac..but I have done some reading, some trying and have come up and...

Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs – Dades Valley, Morocco || Morocco Destination Highlight

Between Ouarzazate and Boulmane du Dadès in the High Atlas Mountains lies the Dadès Valley which covers 125 km of Morocco. It’s truly surreal to see when you come out of desert and suddenly see the plush greenery that the river and gorges has lined with. Known as “the...

Airbnb – My accomodations of choice! || Travel Tips

I LOVE AIRBNB! The first time I used it was with my friends in Istanbul in 2013 and haven’t gone back! I use it exclusively when I travel alone, before and after my Travel Experiences. I have even become friends with the one couple I stay with in Istanbul now. Their place...
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