Everything I ate in Istanbul..

No trip is complete without experiencing the food of that region. Eating in Istanbul really gave me sense of the city, the food is taken seriously by its residents. I made it my gluttonous duty to engulf as much as possible before leaving. My goal is to hopefully write a similar post for all cities I encounter,…

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An Honest Review of Myrtle Beach

Time to head off to Wal-Mart to pick up your Coors Light and tube socks, because we are heading to Myrtle Beach. I received a lot of puzzled looks when I mentioned that I was going to Myrtle Beach, especially since I am looked upon by many as somewhat of a travel snob. Most people were…

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The Cost of Istanbul: Setting Your Daily Budget

Before traveling to Turkey the more OCD of us will be whipping out our spreadsheets to help figure out a daily budget in Istanbul. The cost of a trip to Istanbul will vary depending on your individual needs. My goal here is to touch on many money related issues for your trip to Istanbul. Everything from the cost of food…

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An Honest Review of Istanbul

  Istanbul, Turkey, a city that evoked a lot of unrequested opinions from friends and family when we mentioned we were going. Questions like “Is Istanbul Safe?” or “Are you worried about terrorism when visiting Istanbul?” and maybe my favorite “Do you realize you are going into a war zone”?  No review of Istanbul can…

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How to Be a Better Tourist…

  Yesterday afternoon while visiting Asheville, NC my wife and I were sitting in a cozy restaurant minding our own business, when all hell broke loose. A gaggle of unbathed millennials walked into the small area where we were seated, bringing with them two large dogs. They then proceeded to not only not order food…

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