Travel


Summer 2016 Plans

Summer is coming faster than ever! I just wanted to announce a few plans for my travel opportunities:   Nova Scotia After the last two years of doing Cross Country, then Florida and back, I think it’s time to explore a little north! I will be taking the motorcycle to Nova Scotia this time. I […]


Turkey 2015: Last Days in Istanbul – 8/14/15 Through 8/19/15

After we returned, we were exhausted. It was such an amazing trip, but we ran out of energy (and money). We decided that we needed to get in some final tourism, exploring the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Other than that, Serra had some family obligations and small errands to run. The Topkapi Palace was […]


Turkey Summer 2015: Day of Tourism Before Cappadocia – 8/10/15

After getting back from Çeşme, we had one day before venturing out to Cappadocia. Today’s plans include the Hagya Sofia, Basilica Cistern, and visiting various areas around Istanbul. The first stop was the Hagya Sofia. We arrived before the line got too long. It was stunning how beautiful the building was, and the history was […]


Turkey Summer 2015: Weekend in Çeşme 8/7/15 through 8/9/15

This weekend in Istanbul was actually spent in Çeşme, a beach-like area in Turkey. We took an airplane to the city, since it was an 8 hour drive away. Upon arrival in Izmir, we rented a car and headed right to our hotel, called the Tash Mahal Hotel. It was an awesome minimal place. Once we […]


Turkey Summer 2015: Arrival and First Day, 8/5/15 – 8/6/15

I decided this year that I was going to spend 2 weeks in Istanbul this summer! The trip is from August 5th to August 19th, with 2 mini trips to some amazing places, Çeşme and Cappadocia. I headed out for my 5pm flight around 9:30am to the train station in Middletown, NY. I had a […]


Adventure Report: Sam’s Point and Verkeerder Kills Falls in Cragsmoor, NY

New York has some fascinating trails to travel. Today, I went with a friend to check out Verkeerder Kills Falls in Cragsmoor, NY. Being only 30 minutes away, it made a nice destination for a day-hike. In addition to the Verkeerder Kills Falls, we also went to Sam’s Point lookout, which was a 10 minute […]


Adventure Report: Hiking the Ridge at New Paltz, NY

On Saturday, November 15th, a couple friends and I decided to do some hiking at the West Trapps area in New Paltz. This area is part of the Mohonk Preserve, and offers many cool areas to hike and explore. Our hike for this day was across the top of a famous area, called The Ridge. […]


Motorcycle Trip Across America 2014 – Day 27: Last night camping

Tonight will be my last night camping. Tomorrow will be either in Philadelphia or NYC, depending on how everything plays out. I grabbed breakfast at a local diner, loved the ‘small town’ feel. Then hit the road. PA roads are gorgeous when the weather is nice. I got through 3 tunnels and got to see […]