Category Archive: Turkey

What not to wear to a Wat (or any other place of spiritual significance)

When traveling outside of the United States, the “must see” sites often include churches, temples, wats, mosques, cemeteries, and other locations of spiritual significance to the local population. When I first started traveling, I was pretty ignorant to dress expectations. I figured that I was dressed pretty modestly by Western standards, so it was OK. …

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Travel Tips – How to save for your DREAM trip without really trying

Over the past year and a half since I quit my job and headed out on my first multi-month adventure, friends, coworkers, and family members have asked, “How do you do it?” This question is quite broad and it applies to various aspects of what I’ve been doing: how I saved money, how I quit …

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The Top 5 Series: Why You Should Travel Solo

As I mentioned in “Why You Should Travel With Friends,” there will always be benefits and drawbacks when hitting the road on your own or with a group. This Top 5 list outlines some benefits of solo travel enjoyed by those of us that head out by ourselves from time to time (or all the …

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The Top 5 Series: Why You Should Travel With Friends

  After a 2.5 week whirlwind tour of Turkey, our group of 6 disbanded at 8:30am on Thursday morning. In true “I’m on vacation so I DON’T CARE!” fashion, we went out until 5am the night before, so the goodbyes were short, sweet, and hurt like, well… like we had been out until 5am. Looking …

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Facing Fears While Wearing Floaties

I am deathly afraid of sharks. It is a largely unfounded, irrational fear that is the direct result of watching too much television. I’ve made baby steps towards improvement over the years—my first true snorkel session in Kauai comes to mind; once I stopped hyperventilating it was quite lovely—but then 20 minutes of Shark Week …

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Tagging Along in Cappadocia

If I’m being honest, I took a backseat on the Turkey planning front and left it largely up to my travel partners Erin and Dave. While this allowed me to relax and enjoy more of my vacation leading up to Turkey, it also means that I now have no idea where I am or where …

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