Tracey, Founder & Wanderer-in-Chief

Tracey’s professional photography career which began in 2003, plus her love for travel, married and thus began Follow Your Heart Travel Experiences in 2009, when she led her first group of photographers around Italy in 2010. Follow Your Heart has since grown to leisure and experiences in travel for all types of travelers.

Tracey’s love for people and the world around her, her passionate yet fun character, makes not only her guests, but strangers and locals where she travels to, feel at ease. She has been knows to “make friends” with people anywhere she goes, a trait she says that was passed on from her father.

Her passion for Follow Your Heart Travel is to show her guests a travel itinerary that is more than just a great holiday; instead a travel experience that will engage the culture, develop a love for the people and country and ultimately will be life-changing.

Follow her over on Instagram at @fyhtravel where not only does she post enticing photos of our FYH travels, but Instastories of her current travel shenanigans.


Morocco Team

Born and raised in Merzouga, home of the Sahara Desert, Youssef brings a much information & experience along with true Berber hospitality to our Morocco Travel Experiences.

Youssef graduated with a tourism degree and has since managed several hotels in Morocco and led groups from around the world to get a taste of his homeland with he and his brother’s local Morocco tour company that we partner with.

His calm & relaxed nature, deep love for his county, a good collection of riddles and great taste in Moroccan music, Youssef shows our guests the colorful kingdom and warmth of Morocco.

Turkey Team

Izmir born and bred, Cem brings an incredible wealth of information about his beloved Turkey.

With over 20 years of guiding experience in Turkey, Greece and many other nations, his vast knowledge of Turkish history makes any history lover giddy and every novice more knowledgeable than they could have ever dreamed to be.

Coupled with his quick wit, humor and charm, Cem’s knowledge in all things Turkish makes our Travel Experiences throughout Turkey ones of complete richness on all fronts.

Max & Cristiana
Italy Team

Max & Cristiana are our Italy team based in Umbria, Italy and have become like second family to Tracey. Both are passionate about Italy’s art, culture, history, and cuisine and have years of experience in the hospitality industry through their own local Italy tour company.

The two of them are full of energy, fun, knowledge and genuine care. Their Italian way of life exudes them and both Max, a local Italian expert and photographer, & Cristiana, a wedding & events coordinator and outstanding chef, are an integral & cherished part of our Italy Travel Experiences and see that our guests come away with a little bit of Italy in their hearts.


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