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Istanbul Neighborhoods: How to Choose Where to Stay?

June 16, 2022 55 Comments »

In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles, how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic […]

Things To Do in Istanbul Turkey

October 20, 2015 11 Comments »

Things to do in Istanbul

I can’t do it all myself these days, so I’ve had traveler Staci Schwarz helping me with various admin stuff on my blog – thank you, Staci!  Recently she and her family took off from Iowa for a career break and are currently traveling the world.  They just landed in Turkey and she did the […]

Hiking the Lycian Way FAQs

March 11, 2014 15 Comments »

All of your basic questions about walking the Lycian Way answered! And if you have more questions about hiking the Lycian Way that I didn’t cover – please leave them in the comments and I will add them to this list periodically. The Lycian Way is a 509 km (300 miles), 25-day way-marked footpath around […]

Beginnings and Endings Lycian Way

March 7, 2014 12 Comments »

sunrise phaselis turkey

Endings are always so bittersweet. Two weeks ago when I began hiking the Lycian Way with Warren and Betsy in Kas, I was looking forward to simply getting through the hike. I had a long painful hiking transition to make ahead of me. But now, it was here – the last day – and I […]

Taking the Less Traveled Low Road

March 6, 2014 6 Comments »

When it comes to travel, there’s a lot of talk about deciding between 2 roads. Robert Frost probably has the most famous commentary when it comes to deciding with road to take. However, there’s also a reference to the high and low road in this Scottish folk song Loch Lomond: “Oh! ye’ll take the high […]

War Games Along the Lycian Way

March 4, 2014 7 Comments »

Adrasan Lycian Way Lighthouse

As the light started to filter in through the tent, I heard it. Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, chug. The even puttering sound was soothing to wake up to, but when my mind woke up and remembered where I was – camping at a remote lighthouse in Turkey – I was immediately confused. I should […]

Finding Hiking Zen Along the Lycian Way

February 27, 2014 4 Comments »

In every long-distance hike, you go through the normal ‘change’ progression of shock, denial, acceptance, and commitment – as you stop fighting all of the changes and soreness that your body is going through, and you adjust your view and attitude to the situation. And then it becomes fun. There is a lot of change […]

Unwanted Advances Along the Lycian Way

February 25, 2014 18 Comments »

Beloren Ruins lycian way

I squinted my eyes and peered out onto the bush filled mountain searching for the trail. “Look, do you see it?” he said as he placed his hand on my knee. “The trail is right here.” Pointing across my body. I still couldn’t really see it but decided to fake it since it would bring […]

Trail of Thorns

January 30, 2014 4 Comments »

The day had finally come. The day I had to do it all by myself – no boat, no help. I had to put on my full pack with water and food for two days. As I strapped on my pack, I about toppled over. It was going to take me some time (and lots […]