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5 Trips for Positive Vibes

Hopefully every trip you take leaves you feeling exhilarated, accomplished, and longing for more experiences just like it! But sometimes the world we live in can seem discouraging, rude, and downright mean in the age of Internet “anonymity” and out-of-control newsmedia. The negativity really gets to me sometimes, and travel is certainly a way of… Continue reading 5 Trips for Positive Vibes


10 Reasons to Visit Adana

It’s Faraway Friday, and this week it’s all about beautiful Adana in Turkey! This is one of the most beautiful and surprising areas of the world I’ve ever visited, and for those reasons, it’s one of the most memorable. Here are 10 reasons you should start planning your visit! 10. Beautiful Architecture We went straight… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Adana


10 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

It’s Faraway Friday, and this week we’re jetting off to exotic Istanbul! If you’ve talked to me about my most and least favorite places I’ve visited, Istanbul does not make the most favorite list. Turkey was an amazing country to visit, however, and Istanbul did have some high notes. If you find yourself in Istanbul,… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Istanbul


10 Reasons to Visit Ephesus, Turkey

If you follow my blog or social media at all, you know I am a sucker for history. And there’s nothing more historical than ruins! This Faraway Friday, we’re heading to Ephesus and its beautiful neighbor, Izmir, Turkey! 10. The Ephesus Museum Ephesus should certainly be an all-day stop on your list, but this museum… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Ephesus, Turkey


10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

It’s that day of the week again: Faraway Friday! And this week I’m letting you in on the top 10 reasons you should the enchanting, striking, and ancient region of Cappadocia (also known as Kapadokia). Here are the reasons it simply can’t be missed: 10. Food Traditions Cappadocia is a different world. Its people are… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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What to Eat in Turkey

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week we’re remembering our unforgettable two-week excursion to Turkey! And here’s what we ate along the way. Breakfast Breakfast in Turkey was quite varied! One day I had French toast, another day it was cheese, veggies, and bread. Occasionally there were eggs, usually hard boiled–sorry I missed getting a… Continue reading What to Eat in Turkey

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Top 10 Travel Experiences

It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I’m remembering my favorite experiences. I’m often asked where is my favorite place I’ve ever been, but I believe that the destination is not quite as important as the experience. For instance, you can go to a zoo just about anywhere in the world, but there’s only one place where you can legally… Continue reading Top 10 Travel Experiences


Road Tripping to Goreme

Originally published on 6 September 2011. After quite a bit of complication trying to figure out transportation from Adana to Goreme (long story!), the Turkish Skirmish Travel Team decided to suck it up and rent a car for the drive up! And we’re glad we did! Randi went with us to a bakery a few… Continue reading Road Tripping to Goreme


Adana and the Castles in the Sea!!!

Originally published on 5 September 2011. Day one in Adana was a great success! Randi got us from the airport and showed us around Adana. We got back to her and Dan’s house (her husbands name is Dan, not to be confused with our Dan!) and got the low-down on what to see and do… Continue reading Adana and the Castles in the Sea!!!