Western Asia

Top Travelers Reveal Their Best Trips Part 2

Where will you go next year? Part 2 of Travelers revealing their top destinations is here!

Albania is Jim’s top pick of the places we visited last year. We took a great little road trip to some fantastic places and it just surprised us how warm and friendly the people were as well as how much […]

On A Quest For The Perfect Souvenir

On the Quest for the Perfect Souvenir in the Republic of Georgia

I’ve completely outgrown buying souvenirs every place I go. Now don’t get me wrong, I love seeing all the locally handmade items, especially textiles and sometimes it takes a very strong will to say no. But I do say no, because […]

Lurching, Dodging, and Screeching, Driving the Military Road in Georgia

Lurching, Dodging, and Screeching, Driving the Military Road in Georgia

The road-trippers that we are, one of the things we wanted to do while in Georgia was to drive the famous “military road” with a length of 212 kilometers that spans the entire country of Georgia. It has been a […]

Exploring Tbilisi: Our Top Ten List

Exploring Tbilisi: Our Top Ten List

The State of Tourism in Tbilisi One thing we’ve noticed while traveling around eastern Europe is that some countries have come out from under the Soviet umbrella in better shape than others. Maybe it’s part of the troubled past of […]

A Pasha’s Palace in a Land Far, Far Away

A Pasha's Palace in a Land Far, Far Away

Close to the Iraqi Border, Ä°shak Paşa Sarayı is Truly on the Edge Pashas, sultans, belly dancers, Scheherazade, and visions of 1001 Arabian Nights danced in my head as we headed to this palace in the farthest reaches of Eastern Turkey. […]

The Real World – More Fantastic Than The Dream

The Real World - More Fantastic Than The Dream

One of my inspirations for travel is the chance of finding yet another place on this great planet that will blow my mind. In a good way, of course. And it really isn’t all that hard to find these places. […]

Soaking Up Some Sun in Kizkalesi

Soaking Up Some Sun in Kizkalesi

Kizkalesi – A Mediterranean Paradise! One of our favorite places in Turkey is a small Mediterranean town called Kizkalesi. We have been several times, in summer and fall, and we’re always amazed with the weather. In the summer it isn’t too […]

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