One of the most frequent questions I get asked nowadays is what’s my favorite country. Um, is it just me or is that the hardest question in the world?! Don’t ask me that – it’s like picking a favorite child…out of around 30…. I guess I’ve been busy! Places stand out for me for many [...]
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Sometimes life hands you a trip to Jordan (wahooo!) and sometimes life throws you off a camel in the middle of the desert in Jordan (oh crap!) Travel isn’t always rainbows and unicorns. As much as travel bloggers love to paint the world as a technicolor bomb of beauty, friendship, and once-in-a-lifetime-experiences, let’s be honest here, shit happens. [...]
The sun had already risen hot and bright by the time I crawled out from underneath my mosquito net in the Dana Biosphere Reserve in Jordan. Yawning, I began to dress, reminiscing about the night before and mildly regretting not diving into bed a few hours sooner. After watching the sunset while drinking tea with the local [...]
If I had to chose the one thing I love the most about the Middle East (besides the food), I would have to go with the great depth of history to be found there. Few places in the world can boast of having such well-preserved historic monuments and such well-known historic sites as the Middle [...]
Is there anything more poignant, more meaningful, more memorable than witnessing an epic sunset while traveling? Nope, don’t think so. Ok, so I kinda have a thing for sunsets, but still, after a long day of travel and exploring new places and spaces, I love nothing more than watching the afternoon come to a close [...]
When I proudly announced that I was going to Turkey 2 months ago, I was met with a surprising amount of skepticism, worry and doubt, mostly from my family. Calmly reassuring everyone that Turkey is a very safe country and that I was going no matter what they said, I continued to plan and coordinate [...]
My love for the ancient world dates back over a decade and has very profound and significant origins. “My name is Gladiator.” Who knew watching Russell Crowe fight tigers and make out the sister of the Roman emperor would inspire such an ardent and deep admiration for antiquity? If my mother only knew that letting [...]
When I reflect back on my time in Turkey this winter, so many colors and tastes assault my memories that it is hard to narrow in on what exactly drew me there. What was it about this East-meets-West country that tugged at my heart? Not Europe nor Asia nor Middle East – or was it [...]
Wadi Rum, image Mohammad Asfour It has literally taken all my self-control to scream out this news to the world, but I can’t hold it in any longer; I’m going to Jordan! For the curious minded, Jordan is in the Middle East, next to Israel, underneath Syria, and to the left of Saudia Arabia. In case [...]
“Hey Liz, want to go abseiling this afternoon?” Ozgur asked me over coffee in the Middle Earth Travel office on my last day in Cappadocia, Turkey. Thankfully, the guys understood my desperate need for strong hot coffee first thing in the morning and always had some to spare whenever I stopped by. Even more thankfully [...]
Let me preface by saying that Istanbul is a food lover’s dream. Who would of thought? France, Spain, and Italy are what immediately pop into my head when asked where I’ve experienced the best food while traveling. Well, Turkey tops them all. What a bold statement, I know. Before boarding a red-eye flight to Istanbul [...]
I’ve always been a big fan of unique experiences and destinations while traveling. And Cappadocia, Turkey is nothing if not unique. I mean look at this! Where have you ever seen such an odd, compelling, jurassic-looking land? A million years ago (approximation) ancient volcanos erupted and covered this wild land in a layer of ash [...]
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Hi, I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. I've been living in Spain for the past few years but now I am about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world
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