Five Days in Istanbul, Turkey


As some of you may now know, my friend Cheyenne and I have been traveling around Turkey for the last week or so. Going into it, however, we didn’t quite know what to expect; websites and blogs gave us travel advice, some of which was helpful, other parts of which were somewhat less than helpful….

Bucket List Item #2.1: Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey


When I first started planning my trip to Turkey, I didn’t actually know all that much about what I wanted to do and see. There was the exotic allure of Istanbul, the oceanside resorts on the coast, and a lot of mosques. After some basic research, I knew I wanted to go further than the…

Happy day trip to the Princes’ Island near Istanbul, Turkey


After spending four days being heckled and hounded in Istanbul, Cheyenne and I decided to take a nice day trip to the biggest of the Princes’ Islands, about an hour and a half away from Istanbul. We weren’t too sure what to expect; we were told, vaguely, that there were no cars on the Islands…