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Adding My Voice to the Discussion on Religion & Immigration

Last night as I watched the news I saw statements flying, today I hear more of it defending and attacking. I put my thoughts out there, not wanting to be “in your face” but just sharing my perspective. I decided to share here since the rhetoric is getting more heated. I just watched the news […]

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A Q&A About Hot Air Balloon Rides

As I’ve shared photos and a few stories about hot air balloon rides, I’ve also gotten a few questions here and there. I thought doing a short Q&A post may be helpful since some of the questions are quick details that didn’t necessarily fit in the other posts about my overcoming my fear of heights […]

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You Can Learn A Lot from a Hot Air Balloon Ride (Video)

It has taken me longer to tell my tales of my Turkish vacation than I intended but I have to admit, ding this post now was probably just what I needed! I wrote a post about my uncertainty about doing a hot air balloon ride but I want to assure you that it was a truly amazing […]

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Celebrating a Turkish Wedding (VIDEO)

As I mentioned in a couple of the other posts about my vacation to Turkey, one of the catalysts for going was that a friend was getting married. I had said years ago I would come to his wedding and when he mentioned last summer he would be getting married this summer, well, I loved […]

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Is it safe to travel in Turkey, esp, as a woman traveling alone?

As I mentioned in my post about my going on vacation under the radar, security was one reason for me keeping my social media sharing about my Turkish vacation to a group of under two dozen people.  A lot of people have raised questions about security in Turkey for good reason: Turkey is uniquely connected […]

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Finding Peace & Quiet in Cappadocia’s Red Valley (Video)

As I mentioned in my first post on Cappadocia, although I was on a tour with a great group of people, I passed on a hike through the Red Valley. I found it hard to imagine. I paid good money to go on a tour. The tour guide was awesome. The place fantastic. And as […]

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Cappadocia. The Destination in Turkey I Dreamed About

As I planned my trip, I was able to add to my itinerary one of the parts of Turkey that I missed on my first trek over — Cappadocia which is also spelled Kapadokya at times. And as friends would ask what I was going to do in Turkey for two weeks, I kept bringing […]

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Great Food & People Watching on Istanbul’s Nevizade (VIDEO)

I got into Istanbul on a Thursday night, spent all day traveling around the city seeing sights like the Hagia Sophia and then we took a break in order to get ready for a late dinner. I’ll admit that since I hadn’t slept on the flight over and I crashed so hard Thursday night, I […]

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