I don’t aspire to be a luxury traveler. I’m happy to travel with my family within a conservative budget, flying in economy class and staying at clean, comfortable, mid-range hotels. Actually, since we started traveling with our children, more often than not we have chosen to stay in self-catered rentals which have spanned the luxury spectrum. The […]
The theme for this week’s #JAchat is “street photography”. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the first question is, “What are the best cities for street photography?” I didn’t have to think on this very long to come up with my answer; it is Istanbul. At any given time of day […]
Who doesn’t love Fridays? I mean, there are so many reasons to look forward to the end of the week and one of those reasons, for me, is #FriFotos. This week’s theme is URBAN. So let’s have a look at some of my favorite cities in the world, shall we? I could go on and […]
Miss me? I’ve returned from my little hiatus to put together a small collection of some of my favorite views from around the world, in honor of this week’s #FriFotos.
It’s incredible to think that one year ago this week, The Working Dad (my husband, Mark) and I were preparing to take off for Istanbul to celebrate our ten-year wedding anniversary. I’m amazed that: a) time has flown by so quickly, and b) that Mark and I made it another year! Seriously, though, in the […]
Thanks to Erin, The World Wanderer, for tagging me to participate in TravelSupermarket’s Capture The Colour blogging contest! Even if I don’t win an iPad 3 or the £2000 in travel money, this was still a fun post to write and even more fun to look through my heaps of travel photos. Why do we […]
Aaron of The Adventures of the elatlboy tagged me to participate in HostelBooker’s 7 Super Shots. (Thank you, Aaron!) I’ve chosen seven photos, one for each category, from my travels over the years for this fun little project. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did! 1. A photo that takes my breath […]
In the middle of the road, a photo by Francesca… on Flickr. In the middle of the road, a street scene.
No, I didn’t travel for an entire year for free. And, no, I didn’t get to go on any press trips. But I did take three remarkable trips with my family, mostly for free. How did you do it? I almost feel silly admitting this, but I won these trips. I entered just about every […]
Figuring out the public transit system in Istanbul is not as daunting as it might seem at first. True, I was quite overwhelmed during my first day or two in Istanbul, and my unfamiliarity with the transit system had a little something to do with it. But once we got the hang of it, the […]