Travel Photos – Vacation Places I Love

This week at I Heart Faces it’s all about your story in photos. Our theme is “Places I Love”. With Valentine’s Day on the way, we thought it would be interesting to see some of your most romantic (or just regular) places. There is no judge, it’s just a week of fun and hopefully a way to get to know one another better.

I had a lot of fun going through old photos for this challenge, when in reality I should have been working! Oh well, sometimes it’s nice to take a blast through the past:-) There are many places I love, but here are several that stand out in my memory as being the top favorites.

Disclaimer: All of the following photos are at least 8-12 years old. Hopefully I’ll make it back to get some photos with my good camera in the next decade or two!

Vacation – Places I Love

Our honeymoon in St. Lucia was a place I love! We stayed at Anse Chastanet, before it was anything but a few tree houses. Now it’s a fancy spa destination. We relaxed on the black sand beach, snorkeled, rode bikes through the rain forest and went on sunset cruises. Ahhhh!

St. Lucia Honeymoon -

Soon after getting married we traveled through Italy. Venice was definitely the most romantic.

Venice, Italy -

This was the patio of our hotel. There were so many beautiful, unexpected spots in Venice.

Venice, Italy -

Rome is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been. This was a magical site.

Rome Colosseum -

My husband and I sat in silence at the top of the Colosseum for a long time taking it all in.

Rome Colosseum -

I sifted through a bag of old photos (taken in film…GASP!) and found my château of Chenonceau shot. It’s in the Loire Valley of France and is known as the castle of queens. This photo does not do this justice at all. If you are ever interested in visiting a romantic, beautiful castle with amazing scenery and gardens, you must make a trip here!

Château of Chenonceau - Loire Valley of France Castle Photo by

What are some places you love?

I hope you’ll visit I Heart Faces and enter your story this week!

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. Hi Amy,
    I’m Angie’s SIL. I saw your picture from St. Lucia, and recognized that beach! We went to St. Lucia on our honeymoon too, and we went snorkeling at Anse Chastanet but stayed at Ladera. We loved it!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Brrrrr! =-.

  2. Amy, these are gorgeous! It just is amazing what you capture, especially the coliseum – so beautiful. I love old stuff.

    We too spent our honeymoon on St. Lucia at a place called Couples. The week we were there is when St. Lucia hung their very first traffic light which was right at our resort. They even had a constant video running on TV showing everyone what to do at the traffic light.

    Great pictures, great memories for you.
    .-= Dot O´s last blog ..My Story In Photos – Places I Love =-.

  3. The places you have been to look very very lovely.

  4. Great photos!!
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..Airplane =-.

  5. love the photos, the colours are exquisite! will def. need to do a post as well.
    .-= mindy´s last blog ..Breakfast: Baffi & Mo =-.

  6. these are beautiful!!

  7. Beautiful shots! I hope to get to many of these places someday!
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..My Story in Photos – Places I Love =-.

  8. I want to go to Italy too – someday. My brother spent a year there studying architecture and he found some amazing places.
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..I heart faces – the place I love =-.

  9. Wow I love that castle photo! If I can ever talk my husband into visiting France (he went once before and hated it!), I would most certainly have to visit it. I’m a huge fan of castles.
    And the Colosseum? My god, I would probably sit there all day just taking it in as well.
    Beautiful photos.
    .-= Lena´s last blog ..You Capture – Colors =-.

  10. Georgous!!!!!!! I love it all

  11. Wow! I am so jealous! I’ve never been anywhere this amazing. Beautiful photos!!
    .-= Jenny Ellis´s last blog ..{Utah Photographer} The meaning of beautiful… =-.

  12. Wow, Venice looks amazing! I hope to make it there some day. Beautiful photos!

  13. These photos are beautiful! I am going to Venice this Summer and bought a nice camera for that very reason! What lens is the most important to have over there???? Im lost!

  14. I’m glad you liked Italy, it’s true, here there are some of the most romantic places (and not just romantic…!). I love your pic of Venezia. I’ll post soon “my favorite places” post….I’ll show you a town you might want to visit.. on your next trip???!!

    .-= Valeria´s last blog ..Texture =-.

  15. Beautiful – I love the gondolas picture best I think, but they all look wonderful 😀 I am so tempted to go rummage through old photos too, but not sure I actually will!
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..Best Shot – The Inner Moss & Other Stuff! =-.

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  17. Beautiful photos… Love all of the places you featured.. Hubby & I sailed the Caribbean & Europe for several years before we had our children…sigh. such good times. : )

  18. My husband and I spent hours at the Coliseum, too! It was really quite awesome being there and knowing that hundreds (?) of years ago, they were having chariot races and gladiator fights, etc. there.
    .-= Buckeroomama´s last blog ..Fire Safety Carnival =-.

  19. I swear on a stack of Bibles that some day I am going to find a way to go to Italy. Your photos completely showcase what an amazing place it is. Gorgeous!
    .-= Angie from The Arthur Clan´s last blog ..~ The Bane of my Winter Existence ~ =-.

  20. Beautiful photos. One of my favorite places to visit is the American Southwest, especially New Mexico, Arizona and southern Utah. Fun theme!
    .-= Screwed Up Texan´s last blog ..Under Pressure =-.


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