Is It Safe to Travel to a Politically-Charged Area?

A few weeks ago, a peaceful demonstration in Ankara, Turkey was devastated by a suicide bombing that killed at least 100 people and injured hundreds more. In the weeks following the bombing, political tensions were high as the entire country mourned and sought to blame someone or something for the tragedy. Without going too into… Read More

Things to Consider as a Woman Traveling in Turkey

So you plan to visit Istanbul. Great choice! It’s a beautiful city with lots of things to do and see, from the sweeping views of the Bosphorous to the breathtaking Hagia Sofia. It truly is like nowhere you’ve ever been before, and that extends to the culture as well.  The gender roles in Turkey are… Read More