Next Stop: Alaska… in winter?!

By |January 9th, 2016|

Christmas in Alaska. Fairbanks, to be exact. Some friends asked if we were taking a cruise; others asked if we’d see polar bears. Then they’d pause and think […]

Muppet Flashback

By |December 14th, 2015|

You know how Karen and I recently went on a Muppet pilgrimage, spending an entire day studying Muppets behind glass in a museum? That wasn’t the first […]

Next Stop: Muppets!

By |December 1st, 2015|

It was a Muppet pilgrimage. And it was not my first. A few years ago, the Henson family announced that it was donating oodles of Jim Henson artifacts […]

Toilets: Turkey Edition

By |September 17th, 2015|

You know you’re in a Muslim country when you see this sign over the sink: It’s time for Turkish toilets! [youtube_sc url=”″]  

On My Own at Efes

By |September 13th, 2015|

After ten days of mosques and cousins and balloons and caves… Karen had simply had enough of all this beauty and fun! OK, actually, Karen […]

Ken vs. Wild Dog

By |August 23rd, 2015|

Conversations about our travels often involve someone saying to us, “Wow, I can’t believe you [rode a bungie swing / slept in a wat / hiked […]

Next Stop: Mortgages & Matrimony

By |August 8th, 2015|

What?! Almost a year without a post on the blog? Have Karen and Ken stopped traveling, finally giving up their frivolous and unnecessarily-horizon-broadening pastime to settle down with a house, […]

Cave + Hotel = Cave Hotel

By |August 29th, 2014|

Göreme is full of intriguing geological formations and stone houses. We flew over them, we toured them… we slept in them. We couldn’t resist the chance to stay […]


By |August 6th, 2014|

Historical, geological, even biblical (Acts 2:9), the Cappadocia region is endlessly intriguing at ground level. Just wait until you see it from the sky. [youtube_sc url=”″] Hot […]

Göing to Göreme

By |August 4th, 2014|

Istanbul was a treat- so much to see, so easy to get around. But it’s time to trade these streets… for these streets… The Cappadocia region is one of […]

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