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Things To Do in Istanbul Turkey

October 20, 2015 10 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 14 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 it in the comments and I will add it to this list periodically. The Lycian Way is a 509 km (300 miles) , 25-day way-marked footpath […]

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 reference to the high and low road in this Scottish folk song Loch Lomand: “Oh! ye’ll take the high road […]

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, 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 […]

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 2 days. As I strapped on my pack I about toppled over. It was going to take me some time (and lots […]

Lycian Way By Land and Sea

January 16, 2014 11 Comments »

hike the lycian way by boat

I stared out at all of the boats and yachts on the vivid sapphire blue water and wondered – what the hell am I doing here on the rocky ground, when I could be gently swaying on a boat? The Turkish Mediterranean coast is some of the most lovely in the world. Most people who […]