Grab your glass, it’s Wine Wednesday
Greece / Mediterranean / Photography / Travel / Turkey / Wine

Grab your glass, it’s Wine Wednesday

As you may or may not know, I was recently in Greece. Lucky me, I know! And while there, I filled my days with Santorini’s best product: wine. If you want to photo gaze (it’s hump day!), or learn more about Greek wine, go HERE! P.S. Did anyone else know that Santorini is one of the … Continue reading

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A NEW Blog & a Giveaway!
China / Expat Life / Giveaway / Photography / Spain / Tips / Travel / Turkey

A NEW Blog & a Giveaway!

Today, I’m introducing my FIRST giveaway. Why? In launching a new blog (surprise!), I’m forcing followers of this blog to redirect here. Since I believe that hard work should be met with rewards, I’m coupling that effort with this: the chance to win something unique. The prize? One winner will select an 8×10 photographic print … Continue reading

A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more
Addictions / Beer / Spain / Travel / Turkey / Wine

A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more

I’ve been busy; lately, I’ve swirled, sipped, and delighted in copious cups of good wine (and as you can see above, tea). All, I’m telling you, in the name of ahem, research. From further afield, my insight: A guide to Turkish wine, plus wineries to visit in Turkey’s enchanting land of fairy chimneys. You must try it, … Continue reading

Not a single flutter in its cove, a trip to Turkey’s Butterfly Valley
Mediterranean / Nature / Photography / Tips / Travel / Turkey

Not a single flutter in its cove, a trip to Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Stalk this namesake valley, located on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, and you’ll soon discover its iconic butterflies are missing. No matter, this picturesque cove named Butterfly Valley will hold you in fervent rapture nonetheless. To discover this somewhat hard-to-reach valley, you must first hop a bobbing boat or scramble down a mountain from a connecting highway. Taking … Continue reading

My Prodigal Summer (a season in Turkey)
Addictions / Food / Local / Nature / Olives / Photography / Travel / Turkey

My Prodigal Summer (a season in Turkey)

Before I came to Turkey, I didn’t know that I had entered into some variation of Eden. In Fethiye, fresh food abounds, but not only in markets, street corner stalls and larger chain grocery stores; the seeds of sustenance sprout up in city gardens. Chickens run amok, corn stalks shoot up, goats tend to unmowed grass, and … Continue reading