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Stacie Haight Connerty, a social media consultant, is the Editor's Pick for Most Influential Southern Blogger from Circle of Mom's one of Cision Media's Top 10 Most Influential Mommy Bloggers and one of the HERoic: 10 Mommy Bloggers Who Rule Social Media.

Stacie is the Travel Expert for Vacation Rentals and Shares and a contributor to iBlog Magazine. Stacie founded Social Media Chicks, a collaborative social media consulting company and Georgia Social Media Moms, a group of 350+ social media/blogging experts in her home state.

An Atlanta resident and lifelong writer, Stacie is the mother of three children (12 & under), leader of two Girl Scout troops, an active PTA member and married to the love of her life. She is always planning the next epic travel adventure for her family.


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  1. September 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    What a fab set of photos :-)

    Have a tanfastic week 😉
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  2. September 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm — Reply

    We almost went to Rome! Meanwhile, where do I get that guy in the white shirt up above from, he is my type of gladiator!!
    I also linked up!
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  3. September 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    Seeing the Colosseum in person was just crazy for me, even now, looking at your pics, I can’t believe I really saw it!
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  4. September 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    Last year my family went to Rome for the first time. It was amazing. I’m still amazed looking at your photos. As much as I’d love to go back, there are so many other places in the world I haven’t seen yet.
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  5. September 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    Great shots! That must have been amazing! That’s a trip you’ll never forget!
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  6. September 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    Soo cool!! I hope to go one day too!
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  7. Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
    September 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    wow, I can’t even imagine visiting rome! It just seems to beyond what I do in my everyday life. Your photos make me want to go so bad!
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  8. September 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    This looks like a wonderful and educational place to visit!
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  9. September 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    Aww…that brings back good memories! Love that place.
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  10. September 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Wow, that is real and it is so incredible. Would love to travel there one day too!
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  11. September 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Totally surreal. We hope to go one day ourselves.
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  12. September 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    It’s so utterly stunning!

    Every time I look at pictures like this, I think ‘how did they build such long-lasting buildings?!’
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  13. September 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm — Reply

    You took amazing photos! I have seen many, many photos of the outside but that is the first time I’ve ever seen the inside! So cool!

    (sorry I accidentally hit last weeks link the first time)
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  14. September 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    How incredibly stunning. I really enjoyed these pics, thank you!!!
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  15. September 11, 2013 at 2:35 am — Reply

    WOW! I would love to travel to Rome someday!
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  16. BalancingMama (Julie)
    September 11, 2013 at 7:12 am — Reply

    Ooh, love it. Amazing place.
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  17. Rosey
    September 11, 2013 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Your pictures are gorgeous!

  18. September 11, 2013 at 6:45 am — Reply

    That is surreal! What a cool experience!
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  19. September 11, 2013 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Oh my what gorgeous pictures! Postcard material!!
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  20. September 11, 2013 at 7:35 am — Reply

    I love these – so absolutely amazing!
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  21. Carolyn G
    September 11, 2013 at 7:35 am — Reply

    Beautiful photos!!

  22. September 11, 2013 at 7:37 am — Reply

    Great shots. Brings back memories from when I visited years ago. Happy WW!
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  23. September 11, 2013 at 8:15 am — Reply

    Such gorgeous photos! I must visit Rome one day to take in the history!
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  24. September 11, 2013 at 8:22 am — Reply

    So amazing
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  25. September 11, 2013 at 8:42 am — Reply

    How cool is that?! I would LOVE to go there one day, love your photos!
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  26. September 11, 2013 at 8:48 am — Reply

    I’ve been there – its gorgeous! Before, I never knew the “underground” was such a maze – I would have loved to have seen the backstage in action!
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  27. Kita
    September 11, 2013 at 8:17 am — Reply

    I must see this in person the pictures look so beautiful.

  28. September 11, 2013 at 10:16 am — Reply

    I would love to go to Rome! Your pictures make me want to go even more… thanks for sharing them.
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  29. September 11, 2013 at 10:31 am — Reply

    It is so neat to think it has been standing for thousands of years. Hope I get the chance to visit someday

  30. September 11, 2013 at 11:05 am — Reply

    the photos make me want to touch it. there is so much personality in just the texture of the colosseum
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  31. September 11, 2013 at 11:19 am — Reply

    I love seeing the Colosseum from so many different angles! I wish I could go! (sidenote: the Lee denim ad is covering about a third of your blog post on the left and the sidebar on the right. I’m on Chrome).
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  32. September 11, 2013 at 11:26 am — Reply

    Ah, Rome: The Eternal City. Perhaps one day I will see it again. I put my coin in that fountain, so I should.
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  33. September 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    What a truly awesome trip to make. I would love to visit Rome!! Great pictures thank you for sharing. Hope you can stop by to link up this week.

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  34. September 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Just trying to imagine the thousands of people that would gather there for the games. Even with all the people that live there now, it’s still a mind-boggling piece of architectural history. Thanks for sharing!
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  35. September 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    that would be so cool to go to Rome. What a great family vacation!
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  36. September 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    I’ve been to Switzerland twice (that’s where my mother was born), but have not been able to make it to Italy…yet.
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  37. September 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    Such awesome history! I would imagine it would be quite awe-inspiring to visit such ancient places. Wow!!
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  38. Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma
    September 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    I’ve been to Italy but never Rome. Hopefully, next summer I will be able to visit Rome with my son. Your photos are quite lovely. Thanks for sharing and thank you so much for hosting this WW blog hop.
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    • September 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm — Reply

      This was my first visit to Rome and we really loved it.

  39. September 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    Such amazing pictures! And, it’s really huge! It puts it all into perspective.
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  40. September 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm — Reply

    Amazing photos. It unbelievable that these have been here for over 2000 years. Now buildings won’t last 50 years.
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  41. September 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    one of my fave cities in the world

  42. September 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Great picture! We were there a few years ago and love it.

    Thanks so much for being a part of our Wordless Wednesday Party
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  43. September 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    Oh my goodness! What great shots!!! We went a few years ago and just loved it!

  44. September 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm — Reply

    Absolutely stunning! I can only imagine seeing it in person.
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  45. September 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    I went to Rome 10 years ago when I turned 30. It was amazing. To read about the place that made history, fables and films was amazing.
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  46. September 12, 2013 at 8:11 am — Reply

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful trip. I an enjoying seeing the pictures.
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  47. September 12, 2013 at 8:56 am — Reply

    Awesome shots. I wish I could get back to Europe for a visit. It’s been soooooo long!
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  48. ellen beck
    September 15, 2013 at 4:32 am — Reply

    Rome is one place I would love to see and you have some wonderful pictures of it all! One of these days I would love to see it too.

  49. Rosie
    September 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    This is SPARTA!!!! Love the photos!!! :)
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