To Tuscany – Travel Live Learn won!

Do you know why it is worth entering yourself in competitions? Because sometimes you can win!

Last week I received an email to say that a travel live learn blog post on healthy holidays that I’d entered into a competition To Tuscany was running had been declared the best that they saw. Yay!

Earlier in the year, To Tuscany invited content creators to share tips on how to make a holiday healthy and happy in mind, body and spirit.

We believe we shared some pretty helpful advice and are so grateful the judges thought so too.

In April we’re flying into Pisa and will enjoy a week’s stay in the Tuscan villa La Stalla Montebuoni. We’ll visit historic Florence, where around 600 years ago political, cultural and economic forces collided, sparking the Renaissance. This period is regarded as the bridge between the middle ages and modern history, and importantly, provoked new ways of thinking, with an emphasis on art, education and the pursuit of happiness. Sounds right up my alley!

We look forward to exploring surrounding medieval towns including Siena, and of course sampling local wine and cheese.

Can. Not. Wait!


Susan Gardner, well-being judge, gave the following comment on the entry:

The winner has a lovely easy style which has an appealing look about it and the language used is friendly and supportive. Overall, it provides a useful guide as per the specifications of the contest, with many helpful recommendations from their personal experience which could be potentially attractive to many of the readers whether they are unfamiliar with the concept of a wellbeing/Yoga get-away/retreat or are regular attendees.

It offers a well understood range of practical tips, which I consider to be very helpful to use as a checklist of priorities and how to maximise the time whilst away. It’s realistic and relevant with a generous range of activities being suggested as something worth researching and exploring. There is a good balance of images which help to deliver the message along with useful links to further reach a wider audience.”


View the blog: 11 happy and healthy holiday ideas

Thanks again to the judges for choosing us.

We believe in everything we produce on this site and are passionate about sharing ideas on wellbeing, creative living and travel. Keep an eye out for our vlogs and blogs covering the region this Easter!


About the author: Sarah Blinco

Writer, editor and digital content manager – find me on social media @sarahblinco PS - if you found this piece helpful, I would be really grateful if you could take a moment to leave a comment below.

8 comments to “To Tuscany – Travel Live Learn won!”

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  1. Geri - February 21, 2017 at 9:06 am Reply

    Congratulations, Sarah and Cooper! Can’t wait to see your tips about visiting Tuscany.

  2. Steven Waters - February 22, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply

    G’day Coop and Sarah, congrats on the win – the villa looks awesome. Mate, I will have to get out of Australia a bit more.

  3. Ralph Quito - April 13, 2017 at 12:58 am Reply

    Congratulations Sarah! Can’t wait to read more of your articles. They were all great!

    • Sarah Blinco - April 13, 2017 at 9:26 am Reply

      Thank you 🙂 we are in Tuscany right now and it’s lovely! Will update the blog asap but there’s some sneak peek pics and vid on Instagram @sarahblinco and our Facebook page. S

  4. john - June 21, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply

    One splendid place to visit in Toscana is San Gimignano and the surrounding area. Really enchanting

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