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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...

Walking through the Galata District – Istanbul || Turkey Real Travel Experience

Istanbul. What an INCREDIBLE city. I have spent a considerable amount of time there, although it’s never enough. With 4 trips there in the last 4 years, I have many places still on my list to discover in Istanbul. But one place that never disappoints is the Galata District....

The Sleepy Coastal Moroccan Town – Essaouira || Morocco Destination Highlight

Essaouira. I knew I would love her for the simple reason that she is a coastal town on the west coast of Morocco. What I didn’t expect was to be absolutely smitten with her and her old medina charm, that even though there are travelers coming through her streets, she retains her...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Shyamala || Guest Review

I had first met Shyamala via email, her inquiring about an upcoming Turkey Travel Experience I had planned. We then met at a Starbucks with a number of others interested, but it was evident she was the spear head of this meeting. Being a firstborn myself, I already liked her. 🙂...

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 –...

Babouche – The Moroccan Slipper || Little Things I Love About

I’m so excited to start my new weekly blog series, LITTLE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT. On all of my travels both locally and internationally, I always find things about the places that I just LOVE! I wanted to start sharing some of these with you – so you could try them for...

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...

La Botica De Le Abuela Aladdin – Chefchaouen || Morocco Destination Hightlight

You can smell it several shops away…this yumminess of scents from fruity, to musks, to florals. Kind of like when you know there is a LUSH store in the mall ahead somewhere – you can smell it in advance! La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin doesn’t have a website, but it really...

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,...
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