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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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 [...]
“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 [...]
I have an affinity for color, and by affinity, I mean I would dress up like a rainbow everyday if it were socially acceptable. But alas, I am not longer seventeen, and sadly society has forced my wardrobe to evolve and mature into more neutral shades with controlled splashes of color here and there. So [...]
**Warning this post borders on the TMI, but I thought it was too hilarious not to share Source Two weeks ago I found myself completely naked lying on my back staring at the starry ceiling of an antiquated bathhouse deep in the heart of Istanbul thinking “what the hell did I get myself into?” And [...]
Cappadocia, Turkey blew my mind. In the best way possible. Now one of my favorite places in the world, it’s hard to believe that 6 months ago, I had never heard of it. Bad travel blogger, I know. Squished in the back row of an overcrowded hotel conference room in Porto, Portugal for TBU, my [...]
So I am fresh off the plane from Istanbul, and one of the best trips of my life traveling around Turkey! I am also superbly jetlagged and can barely remember my own name which is why I am writing a photo post instead of my usual 3000 word anecdote or rant. Everyone likes pictures, right? I just [...]
Source I have a secret, guys. Really, really big news. It’s been really, really hard not saying anything on my blog, but if you follow me on Twitter, I’ve let it slip out here and there. I’m pregnant. JUST KIDDING! I’m at that age now that whenever one of my close girlfriend’s says she has [...]
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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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