An Ode To My Mom: Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia – a Photo Album

Most people will wait for the perfect moment when all the stars align before they set foot out the door. Do I have enough time? Am I really ready for a big adventure? Do I feel like enduring a long-haul flight? Is this really a season in my life I should be doing something else? …

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

The sky was melting from morning black to dawn blue, while we were looking out over a field of hot hair balloons slowly billowing up like giant mushrooms, with bursts of fuel and flashes of light. It’s a dark early morning in Göreme, Cappadocia, and we stand shivering (of nerves and excitement and of freezing …

2018: The Year of the Backpack

2018 was a wild ride at Autobahn speed: We moved from London to Berlin, moved apartments twice in Berlin, Mari Kondo’d our possessions five times in the first half of the year, did a whole lot of visa runs to Eastern Europe, quit a job, moved out and didn’t move in anywhere else, traveled straight …

The Best Beds of 2019

After 6 months without an address or a home base, 6 months of traveling to 14 different countries, 6 months of never staying in one room for more than 3 weeks (but mostly more like 4 days) and a year of moving every two or three months, we have finally moved in to our new …

Do’s and Don’ts for First-timers in Cappadocia

Sometimes it’s daunting going to that bucket list destination you’ve always dreamed of! Where should you go, what should you do, or what should you not do!? Well, consider this your ultimate list of do’s and don’ts for Cappadocia, Turkey.   Do forego the fancy ‘cave hotel’ and opt for prime location in a real …