April 27, 2017

CULINARY EXPLORATIONS

October 1, 2015

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

I once had a client say to me, “I want to stay in a hotel room that’s nicer than my own home.” I’ll call this a […]
May 15, 2014

TURKEY, PART 5 OF 5: TURKISH DELIGHTS

When traveling to someplace new I like to pay special close attention to the nuances and differences compared to the United States. Here are some that […]
May 12, 2014

TURKEY, PART 4 OF 5: THE HAMAM

A traditional Turkish bath is called a hamam and a visit was definitely on my to-do list. This was a small part of my trip yet […]
April 17, 2014

TURKEY, PART 2 OF 5: ISTANBUL

Our non-stop Dulles to Istanbul Turkish Airlines flight went off without a hitch. US passport holders need an electronic visa ($20USD) for Turkey which must be […]
April 10, 2014

TURKEY, PART 1 OF 5: IS IT SAFE?

If you’ve read any of my past blog posts you’ll know I’m a proponent of off season travel. My visit to Turkey in late November was […]
December 3, 2013

A CALL TO PRAYER

Istanbul is fascinating, vibrant and exotic. Everything I have expected, but so much more – and it can’t be properly described or photographed. You have to […]
November 21, 2013

EATING THROUGH ISTANBUL

Food and food culture is one of my favorite ways to learn about a new place, foreign or at home. On our first morning, bright and […]
November 15, 2013

TURKEY FOR TURKEY

Twice today I was asked, “Where’s your next big trip?” This query might come up a dozen times in any given month from clients and friends. […]

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