Day Trip from Washington DC: Fall Foliage in Shenandoah Valley

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Washington DC is full of historic sites, museums, parks and is one of the top dining destinations in the country. You could easily spend weeks here and never tire of the bountiful options for things to do! But if you’re the type who loves a good road trip and beautiful fall foliage, a trip to Shenandoah Valley for its famous Skyline Drive is a must. […]

Serendipity

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Cappadocia, Chicago, family, nostaglia, Portugal, slow travel, travel, USA, Washington DC

People often ask me questions about the life I’m living, and I get it. I’m definitely not following a conventional path in life or career and some of the choices I make tend to leave others scratching their heads a bit. I often hear, “I wish I could do what you do, but…” or “I could never do what you do”… and a lot of […]

Life in Turkey: Seker Bayram and Ramazan

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Today was a bit of coincidence as there are major holidays happening in both my homeland and adopted home. So while I’m watching 4th of July beach parties, tandem kayak, BBQs and red, white, and blue fireworks displays back in the states, here in Turkey they’re getting ready to celebrate three days of Seker Bayram, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan. […]

250 Days

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, budget tips, Cappadocia, Chile, destinations, South Africa, South America, travel, Uncategorized

What a beautiful journey this has been and continues to be, every day… As I’ve recently passed the 250-day mark in my travels, I figured it was time for another update. When I wrote my 100 Days update, I tried to dispel the myth of travel being so expensive by giving you a breakdown of costs from my first few countries. Although they have gone […]

Looking Back: South America

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Argentina, Bolivia, Cali, Chile, Colombia, Cusco, destinations, Ecuador, Machu Picchu, Peru, Quito, RTW, South America, travel

Looking back on our time in South America, it’s hard to imagine that I would have fallen in love with the continent quite the way that I did. When I first decided to plan this trip, I was debating between going back to spend time in Asia, which I loved and knew that I could easily fall back into. But I’m so happy that in […]