Living History While Traveling in Trabzon Turkey

The Sumela Monastery of Trabzon, Turkey

It about three  years ago when we found ourselves traveling through Turkey during Ramadan.  Turkey itself is a wonderful place to travel but what we found difficult was that as we headed further east, to the more religious parts of the country, we encountered the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.  During the holiday, Muslims traditionally don’t [...]

Drinking Tea in Egypt

A few moments of respite.

There comes a point in every trip when a traveler needs a moment to themselves.  A moment to just sit back and take it all in.  This happens to me whether I’m sitting beside a busy pool on a family vacation or in the middle of a crazy market trying to negotiate my way into [...]

Luxury, Mud and Salt: A Visit to the Dead Sea


Salt is all the rage these days- from salted chocolate to special salt scrubs to even flavored salt it seems no matter where in the world we go, we see some sort of salted souvenir.  Honestly, until we started traveling I didn’t even realize there were different types of salt, nor the benefits of salt. [...]

Cruising Turkey’s Blue Coast

Turkey's Blue Coast

Turkey’s blue and turquoise coast is a glistening stretch of turquoise water, small inlets and hidden ruins.  Although you can travel the blue coast on land, the experience is much better by sea.   After all, who doesn’t love to be lulled to sleep by the waves?   We booked a cruise from Fethiye –Olympos (you [...]